The church of St. Peter has 12th century origins.
In 1889 the church was thoroughly renovated; the walls were colour washed and the seats and oak screen were varnished.
A wire door was placed at the entrance to the porch so that the church could be kept aired without the risk of birds entering.
Outside by the south wall, the soil which was nearly three feet above the level of the floor of the church was taken away, with the ensuing trench being lined with blue channel bricks – this measure it was hoped would cure the damp problem in that wall.
Christmas 1888 at Withington Church
Over the Communion Table was a text in straw tissue on a crimson background – “Behold, I bring you good tidings”.
In the North and South Windows respectively were texts in crimson letters on cotton wool – “Emmanuel, God with us”, “King of Kings and Lord of Lords” with a background of evergreens, decorated by Miss Ladle and Miss Powell.
The Communion rails were tastefully decorated with ivy by Mrs. Stephens and Mrs. O’Brien.
The screen, which is an effective feature of the church, was decorated with pretty evergreens.
The pulpit was adorned with ivy and cape everlastings, with a cross of hyacinths and chrysanthemums.
The reading desk and lectern were beautified with silver holly, ferns and trailing ivy, and the font was decorated with evergreens, berries and Christmas roses.
Monument to John Jancey, died 13 April 1789 aged 48. Also his wife Ann who died 26 May 1824 aged 81. Also John Jancey son of the above, who died 9 November 1839 aged 58 and Mary his wife who died 23 September 1860 aged 64
Thomas Hardwick of Thingehill died September 1805
Mary Wootton, wife of William Wootton of E. Withington died 23 August 1798 aged 55. Also Mary their daughter, wife of John Aston, died 20 January 1865 aged 91. Also William Wootton died 1821