St Peter's, Dunchurch

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


Ride and Stride

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

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 1. A 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.

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

Junior church

From September 2018 Junior church will be dropping down to once a month (the third Sunday) unless we can recruit more volunteers to support our children's team. Volunteers don't need to lead the children's sessions, we just need additional adults to commit to helping during each of the three current sessions To find out more, please get in touch with the children's team. 

Church organ

We are currently in the process of decision-making about the church organ. If you  would like to see the report from the APCM meeting in March, please ask a church warden for a copy so you can familiarise yourselves about the organ.

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

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.

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 this Gift Aid declaration form as this increases your gift by 25%. And if you are considering making or amending your Will, please do think about us.

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.  

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