Pudleston: St Peter'S, HR6 0RA
St Peter's Church, Pudleston, is part of the Leominster Team Ministry.
Services and Events for December 2017, to which you would be most welcome.
The village of Pudleston is made up of scattered farms and cottages so the Church and the Village Hall are the two organisations which form a centre for the community. We seek to share God's love with our community by belonging to and supporting village organisations as they help and support us.
We take pride in welcoming people to the church for weddings and baptisms and are always ready to help in any way to make them run happily and smoothly. We hold organ recitals (we have an excellent organ), have evenings with various choirs, flower festivals, a day for those playing bridge. The village has some lovely gardens and a thriving Garden Club. 20+ people are involved in flower arranging for the Church and visitors remark on the flowers and the cleaness of the Church. A yearly pantomime, Flicks in the Sticks and other events are put on by the Village Hall.
There is an annual Horse Show in the village which is supported by the whole community. This was started 20 years ago and has always supported the Church. There is also an annual Rose Day service which gives thanks for service to the community, which is attended by representatives of voluntary organisations in the the surrounding villages and town - the collection goes to different charities.
St Peter's Church is built of stone and walls of local sandstone rubble and dressings of the same material. The roofs are covered with stone slates and the spire is shingled. Built in the Norman and early English styles, it has a chancel, nave of three bays with clerestory aisles, south porch and a low western tower with spire. In recent years we have made huge fundraising efforts for 3 major restoration projects assisted by grants from English Heritage and other bodies, so the Church is now in good repair. There are 4 bells with inscriptions, "Jesus, be our Speed," "God Save His Church," "Ora pro nobis," "Sante Petre" and "Amice Christe Jahannes." The bell frame was restored in 1996/7.