St Peter's, Dunchurch

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


2020 diaries

The 2020 Parish diaries are now available at the back of church at the price of £1 each.

Making St Peter's an eco church

We are delighted to announce that the diocese is now a Bronze Eco Diocese. Bishop Christopher announced that the diocese of Coventry has been awarded the Bronze Eco Diocese Award by A Roche UK. Coventry is only the 6th diocese in England and Wales to receive this award. Well done! 

St Peter's Church is on its way to becoming a more eco-friendly church and we're working towards our eco church bronze award through UK A Rocha, a Christian charity ‘caring for God’s earth. For more information, please have a word with Chris Sarson or Jackie Hesketh. 

Saturday Gardening

Saturday gardening finishes in early November and then will start again in late February/early March, so there's still time to join us. Anyone willing to help with the weeding, trimming, strimming, mowing etc., is very welcome. Coffee and doughnuts mid-morning. Come and join us!  

Flower arrangers
The new flower rota for 2019/2020 is now on the noticeboard in church. If you would like an electronic copy please email Sian. For a paper copy, please also let Sian know and she will being a copy to church for you. If there are any flower arrangers out there who are not on the rota, but would like to help with the Easter flowers, please get in touch. Thank you.

Promoting a Safer Church

Please note that this policy: 'Promoting a Safer Church' is displayed on the church noticeboard.

Rugby Foodbank 

Rugby Foodbank urgently needs tinned carrots, meat (pies, ham, etc.), dried milk, but all contributions greatly received (there is a crate at the back of church).

Junior church - if you would like to join the Junior church team (volunteers don't need to lead the children's sessions but can simply support our leaders, if they wish) do get in touch with the children's team

Bell 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.

Church Library - St Peter's Church now has a small library of books to browse and borrow. Details of the borrowing system are on the blue index box on the bookshelf.

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

Funerals - 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.  

The Dunchurch and Thurlaston Educational Foundation

Registered Charity number 528738

The Foundation was set up in 1967. It can make grants for educational or training purposes to young persons who have not attained the age of 25 years and who reside, or whose parents reside, in the parishes of Dunchurch and Thurlaston and who in the opinion of the Governors are in need of financial assistance. It can also make grants to voluntary organisations which provide educational or certain other benefits for such young persons. In addition the Foundation can help the Dunchurch Infant and Junior Schools with benefits which would not normally be provided by the Local Educational Authority.

The income of the Foundation is fairly modest about £2,500 last year, but if anyone wants to be considered for a grant please contact the Clerk to the Governors, Paul Smith at 11 Bilton Lane Dunchurch Rugby CV22 6PY or telephone 01788 810635 or email

Looking back at our Ride & Stride

A few photos from the Ride & Stride event on Saturday 8 September 2018. Five of our congregation rode 20 miles and visited 7 churches to raise money for the Historic Churches Trust & St Peter's Church.