Parish Church of Saints Peter and Paul


Pickering Parish Church is built on the site of an earlier Saxon church. The Norman church dates from circa 1140 with later rebuilding and additions. Of particular note are the extensive medieval wall paintings on both sides of the nave. Painted in approx 1450 they are according to Pevsner "the most important complete collection of medieval wall paintings in the country". This is how most medieval churches would have been decorated for the purpose of instructing the faithful. The church tower and steeple dominate the skyline and the church is always open during daylight hours for visitors and quiet prayer. A bookstall is located in the church with postcards, guide books, cards and books for sale. Easy access is available via a slope through the south transept.
From 23 May to 2 June a massive flower festival will be staged on the theme of 'pilgrimage', illustrating The Wizard of OZ.
Coffee in church Monday morning, Easter to October . (Food and drinks served in the Parish Hall throughout the flower festival)

Contact Information

c/o C.Taplin Churchwarden
Pickering parish Church of St Peter and St Paul
YO18 8NJ
  01751 472983
  Visit the Parish Church of Saints Peter and Paul website

Useful Information

Disabled access : Suitable for the disabled
Opening Times : 8.30-6pm in daylight hours 8.30-4pm approrximately in the winter

Location Information