Church of England Diocese of Norwich Neatishead

About Us

Welcome - Our delightful church is open from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm. You are more than welcome to come and visit St Peter's.

Church History

Situated on the outskirts of the village in Church Road, you will find St Peter's Church. This Church has been here for at least 700 years and is mentioned in the Diocesan records of AD 1301. The Church reached the peak of its glory during the 15th and 16th centuries as a result of the wool trade. At that time the Church comprised chancel, nave, tower with spire, painted screen depicting the 12 apostles and some stained glass. The building extended almost to the existing churchyard gates.

Unfortunately the Church fell into decay during the 17th century leading ultimately to the collapse of the tower and nave.

In 1790 the churchwardens and other local people undertook to extend and convert the chancel into the Church as we see it today.

Parish Magazine

The NIB, our Parish Magazine, available to download - see under "News".  Find out about local events in Neatishead, Barton Turf and Irstead, and the other villages in our Benefice.

St Peter's Keys

Look under "News" and read about the scheme whereby you can set up a Standing Order and give regularly to help maintain the fabric of this lovely Church.

Neatishead History

During 2008 and 2009, we collated much information for our archives and staged two exhibitions in the Church - Neatishead Nostalgia.

To mark the Centenary of the First World War, we have become part of a recently formed group - Neatishead, Irstead and Barton Turf Community Heritage Group.

If you have any information about Neatishead, Irstead or Barton Turf relating to the time before, during and after WW1, we would be most interested to hear from you.  Please visit our website  If you have any historical information relating to life in Neatishead, however small, please contact Carol Horner through  Thank you.