St Peter’s Church


St Peter’s Church
Church Lane, Hepworth IP22 2PU

Rector – Rev. Cathy Bladen

Lay Elder – Chris Anderson (01359) 250944

Secretary – Maureen Bacon (01359) 254054

(The following is taken from the page of the United Benefice, of which St Peter’s is one church)

St Peter’s Church has served the village of Hepworth for over a thousand years. There was a church here at the time of the Domesday Survey in 1086.

The present structure dates mainly from the 14th and 15th centuries.

Over the centuries it has been gradually enlarged and embellished. As we look at its solid walls and buttresses, its hefty medieval door and its soaring windows, we can sense the care and devotion that has gone into building and maintaining it over the generations.

It may not be one of the famous showpieces of East Anglia, but it has a solidity and peacefulness which speaks to us just as strongly.

Whether you visit this building frequently for its weekly services, or only occasionally for a wedding, a funeral, or perhaps a concert, we hope you will agree that such an ancient and beautiful building is an asset which deserves to be looked after.

We warmly invite you to become a Friend of St Peter’s and take your part in caring for this wonderful place.

Recent News

Letter from Rev Bladen – April 2021

Dear Friends & Neighbours, I don’t know about you, but I find mazes fascinating. Particularly those mazes where you begin in daylight and then walk through the paths in semi […]

A Letter from Rev Bladen for March

Dear Friends and Neighbours, I recently read a story about some Missionaries in Africa who hired some local villagers as porters to carry some supplies. The porters were much slower […]

March 2021 Services in the Benefice

Date Church Time Service Sunday 14th MarchMothering Sunday Coney Weston 9.30am Holy Communion Hinderclay 9.30 am Village Service Hopton 10.00am All Age Stanton 11.00am Family Communion Sunday 21st March Barningham […]

Services for Holy Week and Easter

Maundy Thursday 1st April Evening Service 7.00pm Barningham Church Good Friday 2nd April Benefice Bike Ride 9.30am… Starting at Barningham ChurchGood Friday Service 2.30pm Hinderclay Church Easter Sunday 4th April […]

Hepworth Village Church Clock.

An appreciation by John Carpenter. My wife and I moved to Hepworth from Duxford near Cambridge just before Christmas in 2012. We love it here and really enjoy the quiet […]

Letter from Rev Bladen

Happy New Year! Hopefully it’s not too late to wish you a Happy New Year.But as I wish you a ‘Happy New Year’ my mind jumps to that quote from […]

Act of Remembrance at Hepworth Church Memorial on Sunday 8th November 2020

Due to the restrictions of the present lock down, Hepworth Church is presently closed and the usual service of Remembrance could not be held in the same way this year. […]

REMINDER – Carol Service Booking Required!

A carol service is being held at St Peters on Sunday at 1800, but if you want to attend, you MUST book in advance. Due to social distancing there will […]

Our Christmas Services will be different this year!

If you would like to attend any of our services across December, please would you book in with the churchwarden for your church (details below). We will ask you to […]

Food Banks

Thank you so much for the huge generosity that has been shown in the amount of food being donated to the food bank collection points in Stanton and Hopton church porches and in […]

Churches Begin Re-opening

As I’m sure you will be aware by now, the government has said that we may open our church buildings for individual private prayer. There are strict protocols around how we open […]

A letter from the Rector Rev Cathy Bladen – May 2020

Dear Friends & Neighbours, Hi … How are you doing in this strange time that we’re living through? For each of us our experience of this time is different. For some […]

Letter from Reverend Barclay

June 2019 Growth and transformation in Spring As I write this, Spring-time is in full swing! And I never cease to have a tremendous sense of pleasure and privilege, living […]

Letter from Reverend Bladen – March 2019

March 2019 Dear Friends and Neighbours, As I write this letter exactly six months after being licensed as Rector to The United Benefice of Stanton, which includes, Barnignham, Coney Weston, […]

Letter from Reverend Bladen – February 2019

Dear Friends and Neighbours, As I write this letter the New Year is only a few weeks old, it’s traditionally the time of new beginnings, or at least for making […]

Letter from Reverend Bladen – January 2019

Dear Friends and Neighbours, January is not one of my favourite months. The merriment and celebration of Christmas is fading fast and the optimism of the New Year, along with […]