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

St Peter's Church, Oundle

22nd October 2011

Although it's hard to believe, St Peter's Church in Oundle is the youngest of those in Shine. The building largely dates back to the thirteenth century, although there is one particular chancel window that indicates some parts were constructed in Norman times.

Oundle is famous for its public school, but St Peters itself is a thriving community hub, with dozens of active groups and even a regular curry night.

Shine in Oundle saw the 210 foot spire of St Peter's illuminated and glowing from miles around. As well as contributing to the Shine workshop programme, local schoolchildren had created a series of Shine-inspired artworks for The Big Draw, and both the Sunday School and St Peter's Church Choir performed, including ancient works from the 13th century, when the church was founded.



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, Oundle 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 Oundle. Click on the thumbnails to scroll through.

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