St Peter’s is a warm, lively and inclusive church in the open and liberal catholic tradition of the Church of England. We cherish education, music and literature, and we are evangelistic in our desire to embed personal prayer and Bible-study in the church culture and the life of our town.
Standing in the very centre of Bournemouth, we aspire to be the focus of Christian worship and of debates about religion, politics, and morality for all who live, study, work and visit here. Come and explore for yourself!
St Peter’s Church is a Church of England parish church located in the heart of Bournemouth, Dorset, England. It is a Grade I listed building and was completed in 1879 to a design by G.E. Street as the founding mother church of Bournemouth. The building incorporates work by some of the finest Gothic Revival architects and artists, including Street, George Frederick Bodley, Ninian Comper, Arthur Blomfield and Edward Burne-Jones, with stained glass and frescoes by Clayton and Bell. The chancel has been described as ‘one of the richest Gothic Revival interiors in England’.
The 202-foot (62 m)-high spire is a landmark in the town centre, where it forms part of the Town Centre Parish, together with the churches of St. Stephen and St. Augustine.