St. Peter's Church
The Church of St Peter, which is Grade II listed, is in the hamlet of Church Whitfield, on the outskirts of the Whitfield village.
The population of Whitfield in the latest census was given as 5200. There are plans for approximately 5,700 houses to be built over the next few years. A number of houses have been built and rapid progress is being made with further developments. There are further applications in the pipeline for properties to be built within the village which is expected to include the equivalent of two further primary schools.
The Church is valued for the traditional role it plays, for weddings, baptisms, funerals and for the popular events held during the year. These attract a wide range of support from people who are not regular attenders at services. Village Praise, is held in the village hall on the 1st Sunday of each month. This attracts those who prefer an informal service, both in design and setting, as well as members of the usual congregation.
An Annual Gift day is held during the summer in the village hall. This is held in conjunction with the farmers’ market. In the past there has been a Children’s activity day on the first Saturday in December and an Autumn Fayre.