Church of St Peter, Portishead

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Church of St Peter
Church of St Peter Portishead.jpg
Church of St Peter, Portishead is located in Somerset
Church of St Peter, Portishead
Location within Somerset
General information
Town or city Portishead
Country England
Coordinates 51°28′50″N 2°46′13″W / 51.4806°N 2.7702°W / 51.4806; -2.7702
Completed 1320

The Norman Church of St Peter in Portishead, Somerset, England, was built in 1320, on the site of a previous church,[1] and rebuilt in the 14th and 15th centuries in the Perpendicular Gothic style. In 1952 it was made a Grade I listed building.[2]

The vestry was added in 1828.[1] The church was altered in 1978-1979. It also has a new garden developed at the Millennium.[3]

The churchyard contains the war graves of three Royal Navy sailors and an airman of World War II.[4]

The building is located between Church Road North and Church Road South in the centre of Portishead with the four-stage tower rising to 94 feet (29 m), making a prominent landmark, with its set back buttresses and a pierced parapet.[2]

It has strong links with Christian primary schools such as St Peter's C of E.

Current Clergy[edit]

As of December 2011 Reverend Andy Bryant (Team Rector), Revd Christine Judson (Team Pilgrim), Revd Tina Hodgett (Team Pilgrim) and Revd Jeremy Putnam (Training Curate)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Robinson, W.J. (1915). West Country Churches. Bristol: Bristol Times and Mirror Ltd. pp. 115–119. 
  2. ^ a b "Church of St Peter". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  3. ^ "St Peter, Portishead". Church of England. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  4. ^ [1] CWGC cemetery report, details from casualty record.