A very warm welcome to St Peter’s! We continue the long tradition of worship here at the top end of the high street in Codford. There has been a church on this spot since at least the 13th century, but there have been people here along the old road from Salisbury to Warminster since before recorded history. Our lovely Saxon cross shaft (set in the chancel wall) certainly takes things back before the conquest: were our ancestors worshipping here when a certain Codda built a ford across the Wylye?
Today, we look to the future as well as celebrating our long history. Codford is now one large village with two historic parishes and churches, so every Sunday morning there are services at either St Peter’s or St Mary’s. At St Peter’s, we are always delighted to host the Team Choir for communion services. In addition, we host family services on two Sundays a month, one in the church and one in the village hall with a ‘messy’ theme that brings together helpers and children from across the upper Wylye valley. On Wednesday morning we meet in church for morning prayer and communion; on Thursday mornings the volunteer-run café meets in the village hall. Our ring of six bells was restored in 2019 and is played every month.
The beautiful church building at St Peter’s is well maintained and we are currently working with architects to look at how to make best use of the space. First priority is a water supply so we can extend the range of drinks and excellent cakes served on Sunday mornings!
Whether you are new to the village or long-established, whether you are stationed here with the military or just passing through on holiday, you will be very welcome.
Do just join us at one of the services (the website is always up to date) or get in touch with one of us. Our team vicar Clifford lives in the village. People from across the village help out with everything from the Pimms & strawberries stand at the village fete to mowing the churchyard. Do follow the link to our website to find out more and get in touch.