St Peters - Church History
St Peter's is Dorchester's historic town-centre
church. The present
building dates back to 1454 and has associations with the writers
Thomas Hardy and William Barnes, and historical figures such Denzil,
Lord Holles; the 7th Earl of Shaftesbury; and John White, 'the
founder of Massachusetts'.
You can view a short Guide and History of the Church.
There are more details about particular aspects of the history of St. Peter's Church on the following microsites:
1 The Reverend John White and his Legacy
2 The 1856 Restoration of St Peter's Church
3 Bells, bellringing, and the St Peter's Society of Church Bellringers