St Peter's
History
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Who would have thought that the train that pulled into Clevedon carrying a load of wood and sheet iron was launching more that a hundred years of worship and service to Christ in Clevedon?

Interior St Peter's
At that time Clevedon had developed into a wealthy Victorian town that stretched a long way from the old fishing village at the West End. Some of the townspeople were served by the new churches of Christchurch and St John’s but those still living in the old parish of St Andrew’s could have a long walk to church.

St Peter's Hall
They heard of a redundant school chapel in Margate, Kent which they decided to purchase. It had corrugated iron walls and roof and came complete with pews and stained glass windows. It was dismantled and brought by train to Clevedon and placed on a site at the other end of the parish. The church was opened on May 9th 1899 by the Bishop of Bath and Wells. It was named after Andrew’s brother and became St Peter’s.

The Old Tin Church
The church congregation grew in numbers and was soon busier than the main Parish church. It had a thriving life in the early years of this century. Dame Violet Wills provided the money for a new permanent church which was built alongside the old one in Alexandra Road, forty years ago

The Old Tin Church
This modern, light church has continued to develop. In 1984 it became the home of Clevedon United Reformed Church, who came to share the building with the Anglican Congregation. In 1995 St Peter’s became a parish in its own right.

Interior St Peter's

The church was used by the BBC for scenes in an episode of 'Silent Witness' shown early in 2001.


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