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

Welcome to the homepage of the parish of St Peter's, Dunchurch and St Edmund's, Thurlaston.


St Peter's has stood on the present site for at least 1,000 years. The Domesday Book called the village 'Done Cerce' and said that there was a priest here. The church is for the most part, the work of the monks of Pipewell, a Cistercian abbey near Kettering in Northamptonshire. Pipewell owned lands and property in Warwickshire and St. Peter's was appropriated by the abbey in 1175. Read more...

St Edmund's was completed in 1848 as the village school by William Butterfield, who was a prominent architect of the High Victorian era. He was also responsible for New School, Rugby (1867) and the chapel at Rugby School (1872) as well as for the principal parish church in Rugby – St. Andrew’s (1877- 1885).​ Read more...

If you’d like to know more, please get in touch - we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch.

Small Groups

Our fellowship group meets on the second Friday morning of each month.

Our bell ringers ring for Sunday services and practice each Wednesday from 7.30pm in the bell tower. Please contact the Tower Captain, Simon Benton on 07890325434 if you would like to have a go. 

Church Services

Services take place in St Peter's church on Sundays from 10.30am.

The church is open daily for private prayer from 10am-4pm.

Please note that the bread served for Holy Communion in St Peter's is gluten free.

Find out what's on by visiting our Church Calendar.

Enquiries for thanksgiving, baptism, marriage or funerals should be made to the vicar, Rev'd Patricia Townshend via our contact page.


St Peter’s does not receive external funding and relies on donations to maintain its fabric and ministry.

How to give

If you would like to donate you can do so by scanning the QR code below with your smartphone.

Alternatively you can donate via bank transfer.

Bank details

The church bank account sort code: 30-97-17 and the account number is 01089602.

keeping you safe

Scam emails

If you have doubts about emails that purport to be from members of our church team e.g. it looks suspicious because of poor spelling or unusual turns of phrase etc., please do not reply or click on any links. Instead please forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS):


You can find out how to protect yourself online by visiting the National Cyber Security Centre website.


Safeguarding Policy and Procedure - to report a safeguarding concern or allegation, please contact our Safeguarding Officer: Margaret Littlejohn on tel: 01788 522462. 

Contact the Coventry Diocesan Safeguarding Officer Sarah Price on tel: 07950 382934

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