St Peter's Church, Wallingford, Oxfordshire
- What's nearby
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.
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.St. Peter's Wallingford Guidebook
Wallingford Church Plan
Click on the link below to download a copy of the church plan which sets out the shared vision for the future of the church.
Church plans are a living document which combines information on the church’s history and its current use, outlines maintenance and repair needs, combines this with feedback and recommendations from the community, and concludes with an action plan setting out agreed short, medium and long term goals to support the sustainable use and care of the church.
This is a working document that will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any feedback or if you want to contact us about the church plan please drop us a line. When you write, please do give the name of the church, thank you!Wallingford Church Plan 2023 .pdf
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