St Peter’s is one of the seven churches in the North Hartismere Benefice, part of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich, and is positioned in the heart of Palgrave.
St Peter’s is an ancient church that remains, in all senses, at the centre of a thriving village. A church and a chapel are recorded in Palgrave in the Domesday Book; a wooden Saxon church probably stood on the current site which is on some of the highest ground along the low-lying Waveney valley. The church sits adjacent to the CEVCP Primary School, with the village green area between them doubling as car park and school playground and hosting both school and church events in the summer months.
St Peters is a part of a united Benefice of six parishes and seven historic churches. The North Hartismere Benefice website northhartismerebenefice.org.uk can be used to explore the wealth of cultural and religious history in these buildings. The parishes vary in size and population and cover an area of approximately 12.5 square miles. The area is largely rural, surrounded by farmland, with stunning views and one of these hidden holiday gems..