Friends of St Peter’s

St. Peter’s Church has towered over Ashley Cross since 1833. Its seen Marriages and Christenings and Funerals and a continuous round of prayer and celebration. Its seen happy times and sad times and its been a place to mark important moments for literally thousands of Parkstone families, among them Lord and Lady Baden-Powell. They were married here and their first child was Baptised her

Maybe you were too!

The “Friends of St.Peter’s Church” exists to help  keep this marvellous Church standing so that it can continue to serve this community and thousands more families in years to come.

If you’d like to help to maintain this beautiful church you can do so by joining the “Friends of St.Peter’s.

Just click here for a membership application form

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Friday Lunchtime Concerts

St.Peter’s Friday lunchtime free concerts have been well known for many years. Now they are being run by the Friends of St.Peter’s and all  proceeds will support the maintenance of the Church building
Click here for this year’s concert programme


Flower Festival 28th – 30th June 2019

10am – 5pm Friday/Saturday, 12noon – 5pm Sunday

                                                            Click here to see the poster

As well as beautiful floral displays, there will be a photographic exhibition (photos of Poole), a display of church vestments and children’s seed tray gardens.

Refreshments (bacon butties and cream teas) will be available and live music will be played throughout the three days.

If you would like to mount a floral display, or exhibit your photos of Poole (max 3 per person) please contact the Parish Office for further information.


New Guidebook to St. Peter’s Church Parkstone published by The Friends of St. Peter’s, price £3, (free to ‘Friends)’. The guidebook has been rewritten with additonal explanatory text and photographs. Available from the Parish Office or in Church.