//Allows logo to immediatlely commence shrinking before scrolling half way down screen

The lasting legacy of the grant received from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, and the ongoing impact of the St Peter’s Heritage Project:


In March 2019 St. Peter’s Church received a grant of £100,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for an exciting heritage project. This Grade 1 listed building has undergone urgent repairs and the nave roof, which had suffered lead theft, has been restored with zinc. A new kitchenette has been installed. Works started in October 2019, and after delays due to COVID-19, were finally completed in April 2023. See our Restoration page for more details of these capital works.

With the building now sound and weatherproof, and with much improved catering facilities, The National Lottery Heritage Fund heritage activities and events were organised for the local community and visitors from further afield. These included: Church Tours, Art Day, Concert, Music and Heritage Videos, Organ Workshops and Lessons, Daffodil Day and a celebratory Heritage Open Day. A new guidebook and new heritage displays have been produced. The National Lottery Heritage Fund also funded the development of this website for St. Peter’s.

Thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Lottery Players, St. Peter’s Church, Merton, is now a sustainable community and visitor centre for use by local residents and tourists visiting the area. Visitor numbers at this historic building have already increased and the PCC are busy planning future events. Please check the News and Events pages on this website for forthcoming events.

Urgent Repairs and a New Zinc Roof

Now that the works are complete, the roof is sound, inside and out, and will protect the building and its contents for years to come.

Activities & Events

Heritage Art Experience Workshop

Led by Local Artist, Chris Hollick

Music & Heritage Organ Workshop

Led by Julian Haggett Organist & Educator

Celebratory Heritage Open Day

New kitchenette with catering facilities

Heritage Church Tour

Led by a local historian

Heritage Church Tour

Led by a local historian

Celebratory Heritage Open Day

Local history displays