Generations before have given to St Peter’s so that we can enjoy it today.
In our 800th anniversary year we launched the "800 Appeal". All funds raised for this appeal will preserve this historic and vital part of our local town culture and community life.
Your gift will help us to preserve this building and its surroundings for future generations. Thank you.
We exist for the Brackley community
St Peter’s Church is and has been a place for worship, for weddings, funerals, baptisms, and community events for over 800 years. For many years, the churchyard - which is the largest in the county and is maintained by the congregation - is where generations from Brackley were buried.
The church is the only Grade I Listed Building in the town and is loved by both regular worshippers and members of the local community.
We want to improve the lives of those living in our town. Our aim is to love God, love each other and love Brackley.
This ancient church is a cherished community asset, enjoyed by the whole town.
Keeping our building standing
In 1223 the first recorded Vicar started ministering at St Peter’s Church. Over the last 800 years there have been several changes to the building and churchyard as Brackley has grown and evolved. Yet the building we see today is largely the same structure that has stood in our town for centuries.
St Peter’s Church, Brackley, is full of historical and architectural interest. Over the last 800 years, the church has lived through Civil Wars, World Wars, plagues and pandemics. It has witnessed all the changes in our town and generations of Brackley residents. Our rich heritage is treasured by locals, parishioners and visitors alike.
We’re not just an ancient building, we’re a living community. Today the church is bustling with activity.
We need you!
Caring for a Grade 1 Listed Building is costly.
The church had major restoration drives in the 1950s and 1980s and recently has done some essential roof replacement. However, a recent architectural inspection revealed the need for some urgent and substantial items of work to the church buildings and churchyard. We need to do these works to keep the buildings and churchyard safe and usable.
Over the centuries the church congregation and the Brackley community have cared for St Peter’s and raised vital funds to ensure it remained standing and open for use today. Now it’s our turn to secure the building for now and for generations to come.
Would you consider supporting our church to preserve it for the Brackley community?
Why we need your support
*Any funds raised in this appeal beyond our target amount will continue to be allocated to the ongoing repair or improvement of the church building and its surroundings. If we do not raise our target amount, we will carry out the most urgent works required with the funds we have received.
How to give
There are many ways you can give to support this important appeal. If you have any questions about giving, please contact the Treasurer, John Carter.
Donate online now
Click here to make a quick donation online. You will also have the opportunity here to increase the size of your gift by 25% at no extra cost to you through the Gift Aid scheme. Please note that the giving limit for online donations is £2,000. If you would like to give more than this, please use one of the other options below.
By cheque or cash
Please ensure any cheques or cash are sent with a note clearly stating they are for the 800 Appeal. Alternatively, you could fill out one of our 800 giving forms, which are available in church, or to download here. Please make cheques payable to "St Peter's PCC Brackley".
Cheques and cash should be given to our Treasurer, John Carter, by placing them in the collection plate at the back of church on a Sunday or posted to The Croft, Buckingham Road, NN13 7EL,
By bank transfer or standing order
The details needed for a bank transfer or to set up a standing order are:
Bank account name: PCC Brackley (it's a business account)
Sort code: 30 11 08
Account number: 07140379
Reference: Your name
If you are a UK taxpayer, we can claim 25p from the Government for every £1 you give. To Gift Aid your donation, simply complete our Gift Aid declaration and return it into us.
If you are a higher rate taxpayer, you can also claim back the difference between the higher rate of tax (40%) and the basic rate (20%) on the total (gross) value of your donation to us. For more information on claiming back higher rate tax please visit the HMRC website.