St Peter’s Church
Dated from 1073, St Peter’s Church, Tiverton is a Grade I listed parish church with a ninety-nine foot high tower and a stunning collection of stained glass windows.
St. Peter’s has been the centre of civic life in Tiverton for centuries and still serves as the site for the town-wide celebrations of Remembrance Day and Mayor’s Sunday. The Church’s Grade 1 listing derives primarily from the beauty and historic significance of the Greenway Chapel built in 1517.
The church is noted as being the location of the first performance of Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March”, which was performed by Samuel Reay at the wedding of Dorothy Carew and Tom Daniel on 2 June 1847. It is also famed for being the burial site and holding the funeral service for Princess Katherine Plantagenet in 1527.
There are booklets available in the Church about the history, stained glass windows and organ, as well as information boards that can be carried when exploring the Church.
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