Friends of St Peter & St Paul’s


Friends of St Peter and St Paul's Church

About Friends.

The Friends
was formed in 2014 in order to raise money for improvements to the church that would not otherwise be  possible. It is a large building to keep in good repair, and the congregation manage to do this, but in order to improve facilities we are appealing to local people for support, as the church is not just used by the congregation, but for all sorts of community events. It is also used throughout the year by St Pater and St Paul’s Academy.

As their first project Friends are raising money for a small extension at the back of  the north aisle in which to install two toilets for the disabled (and for others to use) and sink. Our next step will be to commission a survey at the back of the church. We will also be applying for grants to help us.

Who can join? Anyone who would like to help support our beautiful Grade 1 listed ancient church and is willing to commit to giving a minimum donation of £10 each year. One-off donations are equally welcome, and if made in memory of a loved one can be recorded in our 'Dedication book' which will be left in the church.


Do members of  your family have historic connections with St Peter and St Paul's? Perhaps you'd like to let them know about our new venture when you next see them? The Friends committee will be organising various social and fun events in the coming year, please check for information about these below.

Leaflets about Friends are available at events or in the church porch. Alternatively, contact the Membership Secretary for more details. He is Brian Austin, and you can e mail him at   We'd love to hear from you!

The Friends committee will be organising various social and fun events in the coming year, please see information about these below.


Events coming up in the next 12 months.


September 9th Open Day

On Saturday 9th September ,we’re opening the church for National Heritage Open Day, from 10.00am until 4.00pm, with guided tours, displays, and art activities for children. The tower will be open from 2.30 until 4.30pm (small fee for tower expenses for this). With refreshments in the hall all day, including light lunches. Come and visit us and see our beautiful building. Our historic albums of weddings held in the church during the 20th century will also be on display.


Saturday 6th January 2018. A twelfth Night Concert will be given by the Ratcliffe Chorale. More details of this towards the end of 2017.


We have now raised over £12,000 in the past three years, which is amazing!


Please help us by 'spreading the word' about Friends’ building project (details below) and our open day.