Parish of Dunchurch with Thurlaston

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


Easter Lilies

Again this Easter we would like to decorate St Peter's Church with lilies. Please give your name to Margaret Littlejohn (812 729) if you would like to sponsor a stem in memory of a loved one. If anyone has a large clear glass vase that we could borrow (which isn't valuable) please get in touch with Margaret. Flower arrangers will be arranging the lilies on Saturday 31 March from 9.30am.

Weddings and Baptisms

Enquiries about weddings or baptisms should be addressed to Rev Patricia Townshend on 01788 461987 or by email:

We are currently looking for someone to assist Pat with weddings. We also need people who would assist with marriage preparation courses - one day per year. A couple would be ideal but not essential. If you feel God is calling you to this task please speak with Pat.

Planned giving

It costs well over £1,000 per week to meet the running costs of our church. Please consider making a regular gift or review your current contribution. This can be done in church or through a bank standing order. The account sort code is 30-97-17 and account number is 01089602. If you pay tax please use Gift Aid as this increases the gift by 25%. And if you are considering making or amending your Will, please do think about us.  

The Battle’s Over – A National Tribute’ – 11 November 2018

The church bell ringers intend to participate in this 'National Tribute' to mark 100 years since the end of World War 1A nationwide project backed by all key military organisations celebrating the centenary of the ending of World War One. Bells will ring out across the country at 7.05pm on that day. At Dunchurch we intend to participate in this special event and are looking to recruit more ringers.

Our bell ringers ring for Sunday services and practice on a Wednesday evening. If you are interested in having a go, please contact Mike Bennett, the Tower Captain on: 01788 814304.

Volunteers needed for the Christian Bookshop Healing Prayer Team

The Christian Bookshop in Rugby offers healing prayer for people in need on Wednesday afternoons (1.30-3.30pm). They are currently looking for extra people for possibly 2 afternoons per month. Training will be provided. Applications are available from the bookshop.

Weddings and Baptisms

Enquiries about weddings or baptisms should be addressed to Rev Patricia Townshend on 01788 461987 or by email:


Funerals or matters concerning the churchyard should be addressed to Rev Patricia Townshend on 01788 461987 or by email: or Chris Sarson on 01926 632408.

Church rotas

We really need help with new faces to go on the rotas for coffee, sides-persons and cleaning. The more people we have, the less often it comes your turn! If you would be willing to help and allow us to continue these important services at St Peter's, please contact Lucy Shaw at

Coffee mornings

Every third Friday of the month there is a coffee morning in the Village Hall at Thurlaston from 10.30am to 12.00pm.