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St. Peter’s, Pitton
Details of Sunday services may be found at or on the Calendar of Events on this website.

St. Peter’s is not just about Sundays. It is all about its people! Those who come on Sundays, those who do the gardening, those who clean , those who open and lock up the church: ALL those who care in one way or another about our church and for our church. We are grateful to you all. See here for details of what else happens in and around the church during the rest of the week. Click here to go to the History of St.Peters.

What makes for a vibrant village? The school, the shop, the pub, the village hall, the various clubs and activities contribute much to our village life.

St Peter's
St.Peter’s, a Church of England church, has been a central part of village life for hundreds of years. By tradition, there was a church on the site before Salisbury Cathedral (completed in 1258) was built. Although one wall and the font may date from the C11th or C12th, most of the current structure dates from 1860. It has a good stained gNew Noticeboardlass window by Charles Eamer Kempe (see below).



Right : A new noticeboard for St.Peter’s – beautifully designed and crafted by Mase Mason of The Green, Pitton.



Click here for more about the history of St. Peters.

 Bishop Nick and Nils at St.Peter's - 13 March 2016

Bishop Nick and Nils at St.Peter’s – 13 March 2016

St. Peter’s is now also the home of the Methodist society in Pitton.  On 10 May 2008, we signed a Declaration of Ecumenical Welcome formalising the use of St. Peter’s by the Methodist church. The Methodist Steward is Sarah Sankey – 01722 712581 and more information is available from the Salisbury Methodist Circuit Web site.




Left : Stained glass window by Charles Eamer Kempe, from c.1886







We are here to worship God and serve the people of Pitton

Collage_2We seek to do this by following the “The Great Commandment” as in Matthew 22.37-39:

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” (Worship)
“This is the greatest and first commandment. And the second is like it:You shall love your neighbour as yourself” (Service)

We belong to the Clarendon Team and together we subscribe to the following Mission Statement:

“The Mission of the Clarendon Team Ministry is to combine our gifts and resources where they will enable us to be more effective in making Christ known”.

All Souls 2013All Souls 2013

 Who we are

  • The Clarendon Team Rector , has pastoral responsibility.
  • Revd Cynthia Buttimer and Revd Jane Dunlop are Team Priests
  • Licensed Lay Ministers are Gill Morgan, Debbie McIsaac.and Michael Barratt
  • Rev. Bryan Coates is the Methodist Minister
  • Sara Bossom is Lay Pastoral Assistant for Pitton and is trained in providing pastoral care to parishioners
  • The Pitton members of the Farley with Pitton PC are responsible for St Peter’s.
  • These are:
    • Sara Bossom Churchwarden
    • Mandy Kerley Parish Treasurer
    • John Semmons Deputy Treasurer
    • Debbie McIsaac Deanery Synod Rep and PCC member
    • Val Powley PCC member

    There is a plan to establish a St Peter’s working party to meet monthly in order to discuss feedback, plans and fundraising ideas.

See the full list of contacts, below

Nativiity Frieze 2013Nativity Collage created by the PathFinder Group at the
Nativity Workshop in November 2013

Our aim

Our aim is to make God known. In all that we do, we seek to be

  • a church which is relevant to and meeting the needs of the people of Pitton
  • contributing to the work of the church in the parish of Farley with Pitton
  • supporting the pupils, teachers and governors of Pitton Primary School
  • an active member of the Clarendon Team of churches.

We seek to be… a worshipful church

We usually have the following Sunday Services at 11.00 a.m. in St. Peter’s:

  • 1st Sunday: Worship Service with PathFinders, our children’s church.
  • 2nd Sunday: Eucharistic service
  • 3rd Sunday: Methodist Service
  • 4th Sunday: Eucharistic Service
  • 5th Sundays: we join with other churches in the Clarendon Team

We believe that everything we do should be underpinned by prayer so we meet to pray every Tuesday in St Peter’s from 9.15 to 9.45, it could be just two or three or up to ten people but it has happened for ten years without omission.

St_Peter's_Drawing“Where two of three are gathered together there I will be too”

Requests for prayer: contact Hilary SemmonsSue Sinclair


  • Tuesday Group – see Events
Kate Layton-Jones after her Confirmation in Salisbury Cathedral with Bishop Nick and Rev Nils Bersweden on Saturday January 10th 2015

Kate Layton-Jones after her Confirmation in Salisbury Cathedral with Bishop Nick and Rev Nils Bersweden on Saturday January 10th 2015

We seek to be . . . a welcoming and inclusive church

  • For people of all ages and backgrounds, whether they are new to the village or have lived here for many years. If you are new to the village and would like some information on the village, contact  Sara Bossom
  • Children are always welcome at our services. On the first Sunday of every month, PathFinders meet during the service at 11.00 a.m. Contact Sara Bossom
  • St. Peter’s is open seven days a week, usually from dawn to dusk for prayer and reflection

Contemplative Prayer



Contemplative Intercessory Prayer with a Taizê style led by Nils.  2013






We seek to be . . . a joyful and grateful church

We think having fun is important and the church in Pitton hosts several events each year including Village Breakfasts, Lent lunches, Guest Services, and a St Peter’s Day celebration. Everyone is warmly invited to these events. Check Events and the Calendar for notices of upcoming events. 


We thank God for the friends and neighbours who provide practical support to the church by providing venues, cutting the grass, cleaning the church, arranging the flowers, participating in the church opening rota, producing and distributing the Dun Valley News and contributing in many different ways. We could not function as well as we do without these willing volunteers.  St Peter’s is all about its people!

St.Peter's Cleaners



The St.Peter’s Cleaning Team






Enquiries concerning baptisms, confirmation, weddings and funerals should initially be directed to the Team Rector.

  • Team Rector (Post Vacant)
  • Team Administrator Cara Cross 01980 863635
  • Priest: Cynthia Buttimer 01980 862017
  • Priest: Jane Dunlop 01794 884793
  • Methodist Minister is Rev Bryan Coates 02380 252960
  • Licensed Lay Minister Gill Morgan, Debbie McIsaac.and Michael Barratt
  • Lay Pastoral Assistant Sara Bossom – 01980 611133,
  • Churchwarden and Children’s church Sara Bossom– 01980 611133
  • Church buildings and grounds Tim Hawkes– 01722 712577
  • Treasurer John Semmons– 01722 712556
  • Electoral Roll Geoff Freeman – 01722 712702
  • Worship rota Sue Sinclair– 01722 712220
  • Arrangements for baptisms, weddings and funerals, contact Team Administrator (above)
  • Organist Barry Cooper – 01722 712350
  • Flowers and decoration Margaret Cooper -01722 712350
  • Church opening roster Ann Forder– 01722 712455
  • Church cleaning roster Pat Cudby 01722 712600
  • Grass cutting rota Tim Hawkes– 01722 712 71257

  Click  here for more about the history of St.Peters.