A very great deal, has been written about St Peter’s Church. Two notable accounts in the last 100 years are
(i) in 1914 the Victoria History of England Vol VIII pp 109-118
(ii) in 1977 T W Potter and R D Andrews : Excavation and Survey
Click the links for information about these documents; in both there is an extensive account about the church and numerous illustrations.
A much shorter account was published by the Rector and Parochial Church Council some years ago and can be dowloaded here. See also a longer pamphlet published in 1984 by Lancaster City Council, Heysham Village and Churches
It is not the purpose of this page to reproduce details of these accounts but to introduce material not easily available elsewhere..
In 1960 St Peter’s appears briefly in the film The Entertainer starring Laurence Olivier.
In 1967 St Peter’s held a millennium celebration. See separate page (still in construction)
The previous Rector of Heysham, David Tickner, commented that the artist’s illustration of St Peter’s (left) is the only one he has seen which contains all three of church, chapel and sea.