The Church of St Peter, which is Grade II listed, is in the hamlet of Church Whitfield, on the outskirts of the village of Whitfield, near Dover.

The Saxon nave and chancel were probably built in the 10th century with additions in the 13th and 19th centuries. St Peter’s has established links within the community, including the Whitfield & Aspen Primary School and the Old Park community centre.  There are plans for approximately 5,700 houses to be built over the next 20 years.  A number of houses have been built and rapid progress is being made with further development. There are further applications in the pipeline for properties to be built within the village and this is expected to include the equivalent of two further primary schools.

There is a strong sense of community where the Church is valued for the traditional role it plays, for weddings, baptisms, funerals and for the popular events held during the year, these attract a wide range of support from people who are not regular attendees at services. There are two services a month at 10.30 a.m.in the church.  Village Praise, is held in the village hall on the 1st Sunday of each month. This attracts those who prefer an informal service, both in design and setting, as well as members of the usual congregation.

Whitfield and Aspen primary school children in year 3, come to the Church during Advent to make their Christingles and during Lent (to make their own Easter Gardens). The Aspen children (children with severe and multiple learning difficulties) have 2 classes who come during Advent to perform their nativity play and sing carols.

Our Christingle service on 24th December is well attended as is the Midnight Service.  Gifts from the Harvest Festival Service are given to the local Food Bank.