Since the plague, St Peters church stands separated from the main part of the village of Pirton by about a mile. A church building has stood on this spot since the late 11th century but it may have been built on a far more ancient pre-Christian site of worship. Although higher than the surrounding countryside, there have been constant problems over the centuries with water rising through the floor. With water rising so high, we believe that it was most likely to have been perceived as a holy site, although there is no archaeological evidence for this.
The half-timbered tower replaced an older stone tower during the reign of Henry VIII.
The Church of St Peter serves the small parish of Pirton with a population of about 200 souls but is seen by the village of Wadborough as their church, although that lies in the neighbouring parish of Stoulton with Drakes Broughton.
St Peters tends to be a little more traditional in its outlook, but the small but faithful congregation are seeking new ways to reach out to the
community by the introduction of a monthly family service and a bi-monthly Common Worship Eucharist.
Stewardship of the building is worry as the attractive tower demands far more resources than are available.