St Peter's is a lovely old church in a typical Dorset village nestled into a valley two miles inland from the famous Chesil Beach. The congregation are friendly and welcoming to newcomers and visitors, there is a children's corner in the church where youngsters can enjoy the toys and colouring books.
The most used description of the church in the visitors book is 'peaceful'.
The churchyard is a typical country churchyard with snowdrops and violets in the Spring and a mass of cyclamen in September, all within the sound of the stream that runs alongside the village street.
We are part of the Dorset Wildlife Trust's 'Living Churchyard' Project, managing the churchyard for the benefit of wildlife. At times part of the grass will remain uncut to allow wild flowers to flourish, over 70 different species have been identified, this will encourage a variety of insects to the ares which in turn will bring in more birds. A survey in 1994 identified over 50 lichen species. In 2011 we entered the Living Churchyard Competition for the first time and won the Best New Entry section, in 2012 we were Runners-Up in the same category. In 2013 we were delighted to win the Bishop's Prize for our Churchyard.
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