St Peter in Chains

Designed mainly by architect Dr Jack Coia and opened in 1938, St Peter in Chains has distinctly Scandinavian influences, with the tower said to be reminscent of Stockholm Town Hall. It has a simple light interior.

About this church

The church is built of red brick and also has a red tiled roof, making it a bold shape on the landscape. The striking design around the main doorway resembles a bishop's hat, with bricks fanning up to frame around a monogrammed stone keystone.

The windows are set at a high level allowing light to pour down into the large nave, with low aisles. A variety of pale coloured marbles for the simple altar and rails enhance the sense of space. The font in the porch is made of granite.

Decorative panels in the canopies show the keys of St Peter, the bull of St Mark, the eagle of St John, the lion of St Mark and the angel of St Matthew.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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