The parish of Lomba de São Pedro is bound by the sea and the parishes of Fenais da Ajuda (Ribeira Grande municipality), Furnas (Povoação municipality) and Salga (Nordeste county).
Its name derives from its geographical loation situated on the ridge (lomba) of a Hill beteween two ravines, and from the name of its patron saint, São Pedro.
The hamlet of Lomba de São Pedro is the most distant and sparsely populated parish in the Ribeira Grande municipality.
The parish of Lomba de São Pedro is the most distant and sparsely populated parish in the Ribeira Grande country. Its beginnings are lost in time, and even Gaspar Frutuoso, in the second volume of his “Saudades da Terra”, makes no reference to it.
The Parish Church of São Pedro was built by the family of Dr. José Maria, in the 19th century, over a chapel of the same name.
It contains an image of St. Peter, of great artistic and historic value, donated by Antonio José de Lima. Other features include the arch of the high altar, covered in wood carvings and bearing the Portuguese royal coast-of-arms.
Demographic chart of Ribeira Grande Parishes