The simple porch has a niche above it’s arch which contains a modern statue of St Peter… possibly a medieval statue of the saint originally stood here.
The church itself is a mixture of architectural styles – rather confusing, but nonetheless delightful
The fine arch braced nave ceiling has corbels of carved angels holding shields.
The nave would seem quite dark except for the relief of light coming from the eight clerestory windows in the North aisle.
Most of the glass in this church is plain, but there are two stained glass East windows, which are memorials to the Brigham family who resided in Brooke during the 19th and 20th centuries.
The oak perpendicular pulpit is from the mid C19…One item of interest and not often seen, is the bracket above the pulpit which was used to hold an hourglass for timing the length of the sermons.
The box pews were replaced by open benches in the mid C19 restoration of the church, and it was during this restoration that some medieval wall paintings were discovered, these were recorded and re-washed over with lime to preserve them.
The earliest registers for St Peter’s date from 1558 and are held in the Norfolk Records Office.
A lovely war memorial stands in the churchyard.
This may not be one of the most beautiful of churches but it has some very interesting points to explore.