St Peter's Church, Wallingford, Oxfordshire
- What's nearby
Please note - this churh is closed for emergency repair to Friday 26th August
A Thames-side landmark
St Peter's is a picturesque Thames-side landmark with an elegant open-work spire and octagonal belfry. The previous church on this site was destroyed during the Civil War.
The gorgeous Georgian interior features a beautiful coffered ceiling and a rounded apse. Inlaid in the floor is the tomb of Sir William Blackstone (died 1780), author of the renowned Legal Commentaries.
A charming church on the bank of the Thames
A romantic ruin by the Thames
Loved by John Betjeman
Park in Thames Street car park opposite the church. Up 7 stone steps and flagstone path from Thames Street to the west porch. Further steps to chancel.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
Wallingford town centre; the church is in Thames Street, opposite the Baptist chapel and within 100 yards of the river; the distinctive church spire provides a good landmark
Nearest railway station: Cholsey (2.6 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?
You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire . Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Community information for St Peter's Church, Wallingford
All our Oxfordshire churches are in CCT's West region.
Useful local links
- Visit the River Thames - from the Cotswolds to London
- Oxfordshire & the Cotswolds Tourist Information website
- Oxfordshire Online Tourist Guide
- Family Days Out Oxfordshire
- Oxford Visitors Information
- Oxfordshire Local History Information
- /Oxfordshire Family History Society
- Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology
- Oxfordshire is in the Diocese of Oxford
- List of churches in Oxfordshire