SHINE is a historical journey linking five of Northamptonshire's finest churches through a celebration of their unique heritage

St Peter's Church, Northampton

8th October 2011

St Peter's is an architectural gem, reckoned by Pevsner to be the most interesting Norman church in the county. Probably built in around the year 1100, it is thought to have originally been used as a ceremonial church for the Earls of Northampton.

Up until the 15th century, people would have visited St Peter's in order to worship at the shrine to St Ragener, who had been slain by the Danes and buried in the church grounds. Today, the building is maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust.

Our only city-based event, The Royal and Derngate Community Choir joined Shine at St Peter's in Northampton, and nearly took the roof off! The Mighty Creatives also set up their inflatable tent to showcase the fantastic films made by schoolchildren for the project so far.



To coincide with Shine, The Mighty Creatives kindly sponsored children and young adults from Northamptonshire to learn film-making skills and techniques in a series of workshops. These newfound skills were used to document the Shine events in their area, reporting for The Mighty Creatives' Journals Project and local archives.

Audio Tour

Watch This Space created internal audio tours for each of the five Shine churches. You can listen to the tour for St Peter's, Northampton using the player below, or download it to a mobile device and use it to explore the church next time you visit.


A selection of images from Shine in Northampton. Click on the thumbnails to scroll through.

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