View of the church


St Peter and St Paul

Newark Archdeaconry

Newstead Deanery


Built in 1966 in a unique variant of Modernist style for Southwell Diocese by the architect Vernon Royle.

It is hexagonal with glass for two of the walls from floor to ceiling. The exterior of the others is of granite from Charnwood Forest. The six pre-cast vertical members project from the flat roof like the points of a crown.

The altar is central and seating for the congregation, choir and clergy is almost all the way round. A single slab of Westmorland slate forms the top of the altar and the four legs are of the same material.

The building is connected to the Hall next door, which was previously used for services. There is a nave, vestry/kitchen and small fibre glass spire on the roof.

Communion rails are by pupils from Annie Holgate School; the altar candle holders by pupils of the National School.

The church serves the Ruffs estate.