Parish of Dunchurch with Thurlaston

'Worshipping God, sharing the love of Jesus and serving our community'


For all the Family at St. Peter’s

This page lists the various events and activities which may be of interest to families.

Easter Activity Event

Saturday 31 March, 10am until 12pm 


An activity event for children with their families or carers at St Peter’s Church, Dunchurch.

Cost: £2 per Child

Booking is essential and places are limited, please book here with names, ages of children and any dietary requirements.

Regular family-friendly services

The first Sunday of the month at 10.30am at St Peter's is an All Age Family Worship, which is an informal service lasting about an hour and followed by refreshments 

We provide a Junior Church group on the second, third  and fourth Sundays (Holy Communion) at 10.30am at St Peter's where children can take part in supervised activities in the common room while their parents or carers join in the service.Children of all ages are welcome.

The Parish Council has agreed that baptised children may receive communion after due preparation. Rev'd Pat asks that parents who wish their children to be admitted to communion please either phone her on 01788 461 987 or speak to her after Sunday service. Alternatively you can email Pat at

For children in school years 4, 5 and 6, there are a few places available at Rock Solid Club on Tuesdays, 3.30-4.30pm, at Dunchurch Junior School (you don’t need to attend the school as a pupil to attend) – more information from Simon at ‘Rugby Youth For Christ’ office 01788 567475.

In church, soft toy bags are available to occupy younger children and a baby corner can also be set out. Refreshments are served after the service, which will end by about 11.45am.

You’re always welcome at St Peter’s, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

All Age Worship

1st Sundays of the month at 10.30am

Informal worship to engage all ages

Junior Church

2nd Sundays of the month at 10.30am

during Holy Communion 

3rd Sundays of the month at 10.30am

during Holy Communion

4th Sundays of the month at 10.30am

during Holy Communion

Our children’s activities are always linked to the Sunday’s theme and are shared and celebrated with their families and friends in the congregation. During services soft toy bags are available to occupy younger children and a baby corner can be set out if requested.

We follow our Sunday morning worship with refreshments and the opportunity to meet with others for a chat. 

The Rock Solid Club for Years 4, 5 and 6

Run for us by Rugby Youth for Christ.

Every Tuesday during term time.

3.30 - 4.30pm at Dunchurch Junior School.

Telephone YFC office for further details on tel: 01788 567475.

Local schools

St. Peter’s church actively supports our local schools, not only by prayer but also by providing governors and volunteers. Assemblies are taken regularly, and occasionally school groups visit St. Peter’s to learn about the church or to hold carol services.

When a child is born...

Thanksgiving for the birth of a child and their subsequent Baptism is usually held on a Sunday afternoon. It may be held during Morning Worship if the family is part of the St Peter's family.

Enquiries are welcomed after Morning Worship on any Sunday afternoon or, if involving only a small number of guests, during the morning service. Enquiries should be addressed to Rev Patricia Townshend on 01788 461987 or by email:

The Safeguarding Officer for the parish is Margaret Littlejohn (01788 522462).