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St. Peters Church (Marlow)

St. Peter's is a Catholic church in the riverside town of Marlow in Buckinghamshire.

It was built by the great Augustus Pugin and completed in 1846.

Entered through wrought iron gates from St. Peter Street, it has every appearance of a traditional mediaeval English church, set in a lovely churchyard.

Pugin designed the church with knapped flint walls and a stone broach spire.

St. Peter's contains a holy relic - the left hand of St. James the Apostle. Famously, the rest of him rests at Compostela in Spain, destination for many early pilgrimages.

In 1970, an extension to the church was opened. It is entered through what was the Lady Chapel, and is in a contrasting but striking style by Francis Pollen.

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