St Peter’s Church, Sheringham, celebrates 120 years of serving the community

The vicar of Sheringham, Rev Christian Heycocks outside St Peter's Church. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

The vicar of Sheringham, Rev Christian Heycocks outside St Peter's Church. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

A week-long series of events celebrating the 120th anniversary of St Peter's Church, Sheringham, culminated in a special service and afternoon tea, after which congregation members and guests were treated to a slice of church-shaped cake.

St Peter's Church parish hall, which was opened in 2006. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

St Peter's Church parish hall, which was opened in 2006. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

St Peter's, which was built on land donated by local landowning family the Upchers, was consecrated on St Peter's Day in 1897.

St Peter's Church, Sheringham. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

St Peter's Church, Sheringham. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

It has since undergone improvements and additions including a side chapel, vestries and, more recently, a church hall and kitchen.

St Peter's Church, 1916. Picture: ST PETER'S CHURCH

St Peter's Church, 1916. Picture: ST PETER'S CHURCH - Credit: Archant

The vicar of Sheringham, Rev Christian Heycocks, said St Peter's was well-known amongst locals and visitors alike for its warm welcome, generous hospitality and spiritual and practical support.

St Peter's Church choir, photographed in 1910. Picture: ST PETER'S CHURCH

St Peter's Church choir, photographed in 1910. Picture: ST PETER'S CHURCH - Credit: Archant

He added: 'During a week of church services and special events we have been celebrating the past, giving thanks for the present and looking forward to our future ministry in Sheringham.'


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