St Peter's still has the feel of what it was until recent times: a village church. Perhaps the most significant memorial in the church, which draws visitors especially from the United States, is that to Edward Winslow, born in St Peter's parish in 1595, and one of the Pilgrim Fathers who sailed on the Mayflower. He served three times as Governor of the Plymouth Colony (within modern day Massachusetts), and introduced the first domestic cattle to America
The church itself is one of two grade I listed churches in the town, the other being St Andrews. Many of the High Street shops are grade II listed as is the Raven Hotel, St Andrew's House hotel, many of the builings in Friar Street and two pubs in the high Street. The Old Cock Inn in Friar street celebrates its 300th anniversary this year. It was once used as an assize court by the infamous Judge Jefferies in 1685 following the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth. Our Lions club now meets there but you should not read anything into that.