St Peters Church

St Peters Church, Fairfield 2014
St Peters Church, Fairfield 2014

Fairfield 1811
Fairfield is a chapelry in the parish of Hope, though situated near Buxton. The church is dedicated to St. Peter, and is a tolerably good edifice. The village is straggling and small; containing no more than sixty-three houses, and about 280 inhabitants”.
In the Archdeaconry of Derby.
Fairfield 1831
Extract from Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831.
Transcribed by Mel Lockie, © Copyright 2010
Lewis Topographical Dictionaries
FAIRFIELD, a chapelry in the parish of HOPE, hundred of HIGH-PEAK, county of DERBY, 1 mile (E.N.E.) from Buxton, containing 482 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield. The chapel is dedicated to St. Peter. Anthony Swann, in 1662, bequeathed £4 a year for teaching ten children in 1693, Rowland Swann left a trifling sum for books and in 1771, the commissioners of enclosures allotted land of the annual value of £10, in augmentation of the master’s salary.

Memorial Stained Glass Window @ St Peters Church, Fairfield paid for by donations from local people.
Memorial Stained Glass Window @ St Peters Church, Fairfield paid for by donations from local people.

East Window at the Church
During his discourse on Sunday morning at the Parish Church the Vicar said he hoped a stained glass window would be placed in the east-end of the Church to the memory of those fallen in the war. The proposal should heartily commend itself to all parishioners.
We are asked to state that the Vicar is very anxious to obtain a complete list of all those lads who have fallen from, and he invites the parishioners to supply him with the names of any of those whose names are presently omitted from the Roll of Honour now hanging in the Church. Contributions towards the proposed window may be placed in the box set apart for this object in the Church.
East Window Fund
This fund is receiving a ready and spontaneous support from parishioners and friends, which is very pleasing to all concerned.

Report from Buxton Advertiser

Memorial plaque inside St Peters commemorating the 'Fallen'
Memorial plaque inside St Peters commemorating the ‘Fallen’

The Parish Church
Sunday last falling within the octave of the Saints’ special mention of the fallen was made at the Choral Eucharist at the Parish Church of St. Peter. The service was reverently rendered by the choir and congregation. The Processional Hymn “For all the Saints” was sung as a fine opening to a very fitting service of just remembrance. The Roll of Honour was suspended from the front of the pulpit and decorated with a laurel wreath.

Extract from Buxton Advertiser

Wreaths for the Fallen
The Mayor and Corporation were kind enough to remember the Fallen Lads from this parish on All Souls Day (last Saturday), and beautiful Laurel Wreaths, with red, white and blue ribbons were sent for the graves of the following who were interred in St. Peters Churchyard. George Proctor, George Goodwin, Samuel Street and Stanley Gulwell.

Extract from Buxton Advertiser

St Peters register of WW1 Graves
St Peters register of WW1 Graves from CWG
St Peters Grave registration WW1
St Peters Grave registration WW1 from CWG



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  1. Hi Val,
    It’s Mark – Wendy’s work colleague. Hope you might be able to help re memorial stained glass in St peter’s. Do you happen to know if the big stained glass East window is dedicated to Isiah Hall? We have a note that says East Stained glass window – to the glory of god and in loving memory of Isisah Hall born 13/9/1829 died at sea 30/5/1888. erectd by Parishioners.But we don’t recall whre the note came from.
    I’ve visited a couple of times when at work but church has been shut. Just hope you might have noticed it when youve been at the church.Thanks

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