The Heart of God for Chertsey

History of the Building and Bell Ringing

History of St. Peter's Abbey and the Parish Church

The former Chertsey Abbey and its Parish Church still survive as St. Peter's Church. The Abbey, which was founded in AD 666 and dedicated to St. Peter, was destroyed almost entirely following its dissolution in July 1537.

The Parish Church which was dedicated to All Saints, was then re-dedicated to St. Peter. A daughter church of the Parish Church at Eastworth in Chertsey was built in the 1890's and closed and demolished in the 1970's. During its short life, it was known as All Saints Church. From that time on, St. Peter's was officially known as "St. Peter's with All Saints".

There was an Old Lady of Chertsey,
Who made a remarkable curtsey;
She twirled round and round
Till she sank underground,
Which distressed all the people of Chertsey.        [Edward Lear]

Bell Ringers at St. Peter's Church

Tower Captain: Malcolm Loveday

Greetings from the ringers at St. Peter's Church, Chertsey.

Visiting ringers are welcome to join in service ringing and practice sessions.
If you are interested in learning to ring, please contact us for more details.

Service Ringing
Sunday 8.30am (for the 9am service)

Practice Ringing
Wednesday 7.50-9.00pm
(entry by West door)

Chertsey Curfew
Michaelmas (29 September) to Lady Day (25 March)
Monday - Friday at 8pm