Welcome to St Peter’s of Wolfhampcote
St Peter’s is a church of great historic interest, situated in Warwickshire, in the small hamlet of Wolfhampcote. Sir John Betjeman took a great interest in the church and described it as ‘a perfect un-‘restored’ village church, with traces of painting on the walls, fading monuments, old woodwork’. Read the full article which describes his first visit to the church in the late 1940s, with his friend, the artist John Piper.
The church is a listed building and is maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust. The CCT is a national charity which protects historic churches at risk and has saved over 340 unique buildings which attracted over 1.5 million visitors last year. With the help and support of the public these historic churches are kept open, in use and free to all. Visit the Churches Conservation Trust for more information, and to donate in order to support the upkeep of St Peters.
Wolfhampcote stands in an isolated position on the eastern edge of Warwickshire, not far from where the modern A45 runs past the hillside village of Braunston in the neighbouring county of Northamptonshire. The church of St Peter can be found near the upper reaches of the river Leam (which gives its name to Leamington Spa) near a handful of buildings which are all that remain of this deserted medieval village site.
Please visit the Find Us page for detailed directions.
Visit the church to see a Queen Anne Royal arms, an intricately carved 14th century screen, a Victorian Hood mausoleum, ancient oak pews and the chancel’s beamed roof. To find out more about its history please browse through here to find various information on the local area and the church itself, including a short film, set at the church, detailing its history.
The church is no longer used for religious services but regular events are held there and it is open to the public to visit. See News & Events for information on events such as the annual carol concert or musical recitals held in the church.
For an extended visit, the church is listed as a location to go ‘champing’ – spend a night in the church to really experience this ancient site. Champing™ is a unique concept created by the the Churches Conservation Trust – the proceeds will go to supporting those churches the charity protects. For further information and to book your stay please visit Champing™.
Help the church by donating to the Churches Conservation Trust.