The church can be found about 500 yards up Church Lane on the right. It can also be accessed (more safely), through 'The Bury'.
St Peter's is a fine and fascinating old 13th century (possibly 12th century) stone church that has examples of three phases of medieval architecture: Early English; Decorated and Perpendicular. Later additions and repairs have altered the building further. The 8 sided spire sits on a square tower with no parapet. There are 5 bells within the tower.
Inside there is an organ loft and gallery at the west end. Clear windows (only one has stained glass) give plenty of light to the interior but an unusual feature is the carved oak 17th century wall panelling (now almost black) obtained from other properties and from furniture panels and installed during Victorian times. Also look out for a Green Man corbel. Floor levels vary and no two walls are parallel. Stone 13th century coffin slabs can be found in the gently sloping floor of the chancel.
Although an ancient building, St Peter's has been fitted in recent times with a disabled standard toilet and a kitchen area and an effective heating system. A sound system is installed.
It is surrounded by a spacious churchyard which is still open to new burials.
The church is usually only open when there are services, or when other work is being done there. If you wish to look around the church and you find it locked, then please contact a churchwarden or the vicar, whose details are shown below.
Vicar: Peter Kay
Associate Minister: Sue Ives
Tel: 07973 920387
Churchwardens: Mrs Rosemary Bliss. Tel: 01234 823821
Mr Terry Horsman. Tel: 01234 825711
Visit the Benefice of Milton Ernest, Pavenham & Thurleigh web site St.Peter's