Great Livermere, St Peter

St Peter's is a beautiful 13th century, grade 1 listed, thatched church which is open every day. 

The roof was rethatched in the 1980’s and the ridge was redone in 2018.

Inside the church are wall paintings, a three decker pulpit and one of the finest organs in the area.

Great Livermere has two famous sons: William Sakings, Falconer to Charles I, Charles II, and James II, who is commemorated in the village sign and buried in the churchyard and Montague Rhodes James, son of a 19th century incumbent who went on to become the provost of Eton College and later King’s College Cambridge. He was an historian, antiquarian writer and biblical scholar, as well as the originator of the English ghost story and many of his stories were set in the village.  There is a commemorative plaque to him inside the church.

There is a leaflet about the building available in the church as well as postcards and notelets available for sale.

The church is open daily in daylight hours.


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