Welcome to St Peter's, Heversham

The porch

The south doorway is the church’s main entrance. It is preceded by a 14th-century porch containing a high-pointed early-English arch with stone seats on each side. The door, and massive lock and bar, date from the 14th century, along with contemporary ironwork depicting Alpha and Omega. 

Before c 1820, the south aisle was three feet lower than the nave, which was approached by several steps. It was probably during these repairs that the Anglo-Saxon cross shaft (now under the tower) was re-discovered. 

The inner porch was ‘erected to commemorate the many mercies of God to the Country during the long reign of Queen Victoria, along with improvements to the external approach to the heating apparatus’. 

There are, currently, plans to improve disabled access and facilities and to create a more-welcoming entrance area. These will preserve the heritage, whilst meeting today’s requirements.

Next: The south aisle


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