The church at Broughton Poggs takes some finding, standing as it does beyond a farmyard and reached by a lane. One can wander around for some time without spotting it in the leafy grounds in front of Broughton Hall and the walled lanes that connect the houses and their gardens.
The church itself is of considerable antiquity, and consists of an odd low west tower, nave with a north porch and chancel. The nave is the oldest part, Norman work with original north and south doorways (with a tympanum each), one small north window and chancel arch barely 9 feet tall (2.5metres). Other larger later windows have been inserted to varied designs.
The tower is later, transitional work, with a three-stepped pointed internal arch and a west lancet. The upper stage is 19th Century but seems to incorporate ancient two-light openings on the west face. The hipped roof and chimney adds to its odd appearance.
The chancel too is a later addition, and is Early English work of the 13th Century. The east windows are large twin splayed lancets embellished by connected hood-moulding. A view of the altar from the nave is also possible through the two squints or Interior of St Peter's Church, Broughton Poggs The font is Norman with a completely plain tub on a panelled base. A pretty 18th century memorial on the north wall of the nave catches the eye.
Services are normally held on the second and fourth Sunday in each month as follows:
- Second Sunday - 6pm Evensong; at St Peters Filkins from November to April, and St Peters Broughton Poggs from May to October
- Fourth Sunday - 10.30am Holy Communion; at St Peters Filkins all year
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