St Peter

St Peter's was designed by famous Victorian architect, Hodgson Fowler and although only just over a hundred years old it already has an interesting history.

About this church

It contains a fine selection of fine stained glass, both Victorian and modern, a fine Reredos (ornamental screen) behind the altar and a rood screen between the nave and chancel commemorates soldiers from the First World War.

Woodhall Spa played an important role during WWII. During January 1944, 617 Squadron (Dambusters) moved to Woodhall Spa and remained at this airfield until the end of the war. The Petwood Hotel in the village was commandeered along with much local accommodation for the air and ground crew. From this airfield 617 Squadron went on to drop the Tallboy and Grandslam bomb and to sink the Tirpitz. Memorials and exhibitions can be seen to remember the activities.

It is well worth a visit to the town, the church and the hotels to explore this rich aviation heritage.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Social heritage stories
  • Famous connections

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

Other nearby churches

Woodhall Spa Methodist Church

The first Methodist church in Woodhall Spa was built in 1899 before which worshippers had to go to the chapel at nearby hamlet of Kirkstead.

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St Leonard

This tiny chapel may well have been built as a chantry chapel in memory of Robert de Tattershall who died in 1212 and whose effigy it is thought to be, lies beside the altar.

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