'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.

Junior church meets on the third Sunday during the service (not currently meeting).

Our bell ringers ring for Sunday services and practice each Wednesday from 7.30pm in the bell tower. Please contact the Tower Captain, Mike Bennett on 01788 814 304 if you would like to have a go. 

Church Services

Services take place in St Peter's church on Sundays from 10.30am. There is no need to book your place.

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.

We are currently praying for...

  • the sick and housebound in our community.
  • a new organist.
  • someone to step forward as PCC Secretary in 2022.

services & events

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.

Holiday at Home

Activities and fun for the older generation of Dunchurch and neighbouring areas, provided by the combined churches of Dunchurch. For more information contact Julia Sarson on 01926 632 498.

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): [email protected].

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.

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