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Throughout 2023 we hosted a variety of events for all the community to enjoy and to raise vital funds for our 800 appeal. These have now come to an end but there is still lots going on at St Peter's - click the 'What's On' tab at the top to discover more.

Past events

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Soup & Sing

Saturday 28 January

11am - 1.30pm

Enjoy a light lunch and a fun group singing session of well known and popular songs. Make new friends and enjoy brightening up a January day.

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Beetle Drive

Wednesday 15 February 

2 - 4pm

Come and enjoy a half term holiday Beetle Drive. This is a lively and sociable activity for adults and children to enjoy playing together. Players take turns to roll a dice and can draw the corresponding body part to their beetle. The first player to draw a complete beetle wins! Entry cost is £1 and can be paid on the day. Drinks will be available.


Kids' Film Afternoon

Saturday 25 February 

3 - 5pm

Come and watch Sing 2!£5 per child with a hot dog and drink included in the price. Free entry for parents/carers with hot dogs and drinks available to purchase.

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Quiz Night with Fish & Chips

Saturday 18 March 


Our ever-popular quiz night will be back in March. Come as a team or by yourself and be put into one. Bring your own drinks. Tickets are £15 per person - which includes a fish and chips supper.

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Book Swap & Sale

Cake Sale

Friday 24 March

10 - 11.30am


Donate your unwanted books and discover some new ones to liven up your reading. Held in the church hall, a selection of cakes will be available to buy.


Local History Talk with Cheese & Wine

Friday 24 March


Chris Bazeley will give a talk on ‘The History of the Privy’ – serious history presented in a light-hearted way! Afterwards, cheese and wine will be served while you can browse a second-hand book sale.


Art Exhibition

Friday 28 –

Sunday 30 April

Artwork from Brackley schools on a Medieval theme will be on display in the church. Come along to enjoy the displays and vote for your favourite work of art (£2 for a voting slip, which can be purchased at the event). Prizes will be awarded to the winning exhibitor in each category (KS1, KS2 and KS3). Free entry and refreshments will be available to buy. Children can also buy and decorate a butterfly as part of our butterfly installation.

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Coronation Livestream

Saturday 6 May

Share this one-in-a-generation event with others by joining us in the Church to watch the Coronation of King Charles III. We will be open and livestreaming coverage from 9am. Refreshments will be available. No need to book - just turn up!

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800 Celebration Service

Sunday 11 June


Join us for a special 800 celebration service of St Peter's Church. We will be joined by the Bishop, Mayor, Town Council, local MP and High Sheriff.


Brides & Blooms Flower Festival

Friday 23 June - 

Sunday 25 June

Bridal dresses from different eras will be on show together with wedding floral displays and photographs of past weddings held at St Peters Church.


Family Fun Day

Sunday 9 July



We will be holding a picnic in the churchyard for all the family to enjoy on this Formula 1 weekend. Children can enjoy their own race circuit around the churchyard as well as a teddy parachute drop from the church tower.


Local History Talk with Cheese and Wine

Saturday 15 July


 An illustrated introduction to the history of Brackley’s iconic parish church followed by delicious refreshments and then a talk by Professor John Clarke entitled "A Brackley Church Family".

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Brackley Band Mid-Summer Concert 

Sunday 16 July


Join us for tea, cake and wonderful tunes from the Brackley & District Band. All proceeds from this concert will go to the St Peter’s 800 appeal.

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Medieval Banquet

Saturday 22 July

6.30 - 11pm

Join us for a spectacular evening steeped in history in the wonderful setting of Winchester House School. Enjoy a three-course Medieval supper followed by fun and dancing. Medieval costume is optional!

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Holiday Club

21 - 25 August


Each August we run a holiday club for children of primary school age focussed on fun, friendship and faith. These are full of activities, games and age-appropriate Christian teaching. In 2023, the theme is “The King’s Quest” to tie in with the church’s 800-year anniversary.


Barn Dance

Friday 8 September


Join us at The Venue, home of Brackley Town Football Club for an evening of barn dancing led by Sleeping Moggy. A light supper will be served in the interval to help keep our energy levels up! Drinks available from the bar.


Ride & Stride

Saturday 9 September

Ride & Stride is a great way to enjoy getting out and about as well as raising much-needed funds through sponsorship. You can walk, cycle or even ride your horse between participating churches. Funds raised are split between the Historic Churches Trusts and St Peter’s Church.


Harvest Supper

Saturday 23 September 


Celebrate the start of Harvest Festival at our harvest supper. Enjoy a performance of a Mummers Play.


Local Nature Talk

Saturday 7 October


This event has been postponed until 2024.

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Soup & Sing

Saturday 14 October 11am-1.30pm


Enjoy a light lunch and a fun group singing session of well known and popular songs. Make new friends and enjoy brightening up an autumnal day


Wreath Making

Saturday 25 November & Wednesday 29 November


Enjoy a festive, creative time making your own Christmas wreath. All materials supplied. Choose from one of three session.

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Jubilee Choir Concert

Saturday 25 November

Enjoy music sung by Brackley’s mixed voice choir, the Jubilee Choir. The concert will premiere "St Peter's Gloria", an original work composed to mark the church's octocentenary.


800 Celebration Christmas Ball

Saturday 9 December


An extravagant gala Christmas ball with a three-course meal, entertainment and dancing to live music. This special black-tie event - held at Egerton Hall - rounds off our year of 800 celebrations.


Butterfly Installation 

Ongoing all year

Help us to make a display of over 800 butterflies to celebrate 800 years of St Peters Church. Butterflies are available to buy in church or from Edd Frost and Daughters in the Market Place. £1 for a small butterfly, £2 for a medium sized butterfly and £3 for a large butterfly. Decorate your butterfly then return to church to add it to our installation.

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