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.
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.