The village church

The Parish church of St. Peter. There’s been a church here since the Norman Conquest. The current building took its main form in the 12th century.

The Victorian arch

This arch dates from the Victorian restoration of the church, and replaces an earlier pointed arch composed of carved blocks.


The 12th century font is found in the baptistry – to your left when entering the church. The central support for the font is original, but the corner shafts are later additions.

pier with head

Late 12th century pier. The robust central pillar of the side aisle has a capital with foliage and corbels at the angles, one of which is in the form of a human head.

These details are taken from “A Short Guide to St Peter’s Church, Rodmell”, 2nd edition.
Copies of this guide are available in the church.



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