Church of England Diocese of St.Albans Ayot St. Peter

Facilities and features

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There isn't actually a bike rack but most riders just leave their bikes in the churchyard. Cyclists are very welcome

Parking is available on an area of hard-standing alongside the lane. Pedestrian access to the church is via a gravel path

There is a ramp to access the church building

Assistance dogs are welcome

Our Building

St Peter's is a listed Victorian Church in the "arts and crafts" style that has been carefully maintained over the years and is in exceptional and original condition. The church features in the Simon Jenkins book "England's Thousand Best Churches" (1999). It was designed by the noted architect John Pollard Seddon and completed in 1875. It has a fine font, pulpit and a beautiful painted ceiling in the chancel. It also features the only church commission undertaken by the famous Martin Brothers pottery. Much more information about the history and architecture of the church can be found on the parish website.

Music and Worship

We have occasional concerts - please see the calendar section for details

We have a beautiful original organ that is used at our service every Sunday

All services follow the Book of Common Prayer

Groups, Courses and Activities

Help for Visitors

Guided tours are avialable by arrangement - please get in touch via the "contact" page on our website

A guidebook is available in the church and there is also much information on the parish website

Other Features

St Peter's is in the beautiful village of Ayot St Peter, which has a picturesque village green, a number of listed buildings, an interesting disused churchyard and many waymarked walks. You can also visit the Ayot Greenway - an old railway line, now used as a leisure route to Wheathampstead.