Shackleford & Peper Harow

This Parish encompasses the villages of Shackleford and Peper Harow. It was formed in 1985 by the merger of the two ecclesiastical parishes of St Mary’s Shackleford and St Nicholas’ Peper Harow.

We have two very different, beautiful churches. Both are of great historical and architectural interest and are an integral and beautiful feature of the landscape of our villages. The churches are a rich and living inheritance which we have a responsibility to preserve and pass on to future generations if possible.

A splendid 19th century church, designed by Sir Gilbert Scott


St Mary’s in Shackleford was built in 1867 and is the larger of our churches, often used for weddings, concerts, presentations and talks.



A parish church since 1301


St Nicholas’ in Peper Harow is the smallest of our churches. It is a gem of a church which now offers the most flexibility in terms of seating.