St Peter's Church
The parishes of Froxfield and Privett were joined into one about forty years ago and since 1990 have been in a joint Benefice with the parish of Steep. The Vicar is Reverend John Owen who lives in the Vicarage at Steep, and a Non-Stipendiary Minister, Reverend Joanna Farrell, lives in Privett. Both clergy are closely involved with the life of the school and lead the Tuesday Collective Worship. Approximately once each half term Collective Worship is held in the church and all parents and visitors are welcome.
The parish’s churches are at High Cross (opposite the school) and Froxfield Green. Both are dedicated to St Peter. The former parish church at Privett, which is a prominent local landmark, is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust and is used for two or three services a year. The parish covers about 10 square miles of countryside, has about 45 miles of lanes and a population of about 700 – so people are rather thinly distributed except for the concentration at High Cross.
Froxfield School holds regular services in the church, at which parents are welcome, as well as celebrating the major festivals there at Easter and Christmas. We also use the church for our learning at other times, for informal visits (eg the belfry tower), looking at the building as part of our Geography and Local History studies and using the church as a venue for concerts and our Christmas Fair.