St Peter's Church

Shorwell, United Kingdom

St. Peter's Church is a parish church located in Shorwell, Isle of Wight. The interior of the church features a famous 15th century painting of St. Christopher. There is also a painting of the two wives and 15 children of John Leigh.

The church also features an alabaster monument of John Leigh praying, accompanied by his great grandson Barnabas who died at the age of 9 months while Leigh's body was waiting for burial in 1629. 



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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Romà Jiménez (16 months ago)
Nice medieval church and thanks to the lady who explained to us the fantastic wall painting of St. Christopher (14th). By the way, Mr. Google, the church opens at 9am, not at 8.
Sheila Mison (2 years ago)
Lovely little church
Monika Driscoll (2 years ago)
Lovely surroundings, spring flowers and an overwhelming odour of wild garlic, the church itself was closed,
Susan Bullock (3 years ago)
The history in this church is fantastic.... Love the mural of St Christopher
Peter McMurtry (4 years ago)
Did a concert there. Nice church. Unique 14th century.
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