St Peter the Great
is a suburb
of the City of Worcester
. It is almost due south of the city centre, on the east side of the river Severn
, and has a population of 5,620.
The parish is named after the church of St Peter the Great. The parish of the church was divided into parts - St Peter the Great City and St Peter the Great County. The former was merged eventually with other Worcester parishes to form a united civil parish . , whilst the latter was annexed to the city of Worcester under the Local Government Act 1972
, in 1974, having previously formed part of Pershore Rural District
St Peter the Great, or "St Peters" as it is commonly abbreviated to, is mainly a large housing estate with a large Tesco
's superstore, a petrol station and a small shopping area containing a convenience store, a Chinese takeaway
, a chip shop
, a dentist, a beauty salon, chemist, dry cleaner, charity shop and a part time GP surgery
close to the village hall
. In 2007, despite objections from local residents, a Baptist church also opened close to the centre of the estate.
The parish is within a mile of Junction 7 of the M5 motorway
and within three miles of the centre of Worcester.