St Peter


The churchyard is roughly rectangular in shape, east-west, with the church positioned centrally and the older church building lying against the northern boundary.

There are no burials. The whole of the eastern area is given over to a landscaped car park for the church. There is further landscaping with a few trees to the west and south sides, and the vicarage lies at the western extremity with its own garden beyond. The boundary to the south is a mature hedge and to the north a series of mature shrubs.

The Millennium Cross

The Millennium cross was dedicated in November 2000. It incorporates three internally lit cut out images of the cross; the three sided triangular design also represents the Holy Trinity. The structure which is sited at a high point at the front of the church grounds is made of painted mild steel plate and was designed by Kate Richards, a design student at West Nottinghamshire College. The brass plaque on the base column is inscribed:

The St Peter’s Millennium Cross
for the people of Ravenshead
Designed by Kate Richards
Engineering Manager Keith Riley
Inaugurated by Joe Lonergan
Chairman of the Parish Council
Dedicated by Rev Geoff Spedding,
Vicar of St Peter’s
17 December 2000.

A blue-painted metal sign, reading “Welcome to St Peters”, is positioned to the front left side of the driveway and was erected in 1998.