Laurence Sterne Trust

Writing the Future

St Peter’s Brafferton Primary School

St Peter’s Church in Brafferton is next door to St Peter’s Brafferton Primary School. Although the earliest mention of a church in Brafferton is recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086, the oldest parts of the present church – the tower and the chancel – date from the fifteenth century. The surviving chapels are early sixteenth-century editions but most of the building which stands today was built between 1826 and 1831, following the design of York architect James Piggott Pritchett.

Children from St Peter’s Brafferton Primary School explored the church with the creative writer and staff from The Laurence Sterne Trust. They then wrote about their experience of the church and the things it made them feel and imagine. You can read some of the children’s work by following the link at the bottom of the page.

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