for all the family

All family services have been suspended during the health pandemic. Usually, we have a family service on the first Sunday of the month and Junior Church on the third Sunday. Children of all ages are welcome. 


Thanksgiving for the birth of a child and their subsequent baptism is usually held on a Sunday afternoon or during Morning Worship. Enquiries should be addressed to the Rev'd Patricia Townshend on 01788 461987.

All Age Worship 

On the first Sunday of the month at 10.30am. Informal worship lasting around one hour to engage all ages.

Junior Church 

The third Sunday of the month at 10.30am during Holy Communion. Children at St Peter's can take part in supervised activities in the common room while parents or carers join in the service. Children of all ages are welcome.

Children's activities are linked to the Sunday's theme and are shared and celebrated with their families and friends in the congregation.

In church, soft toy bags are available to occupy younger children and a baby corner can also be set out. Refreshments are served after the service, which will end by 11.45am.

Rock Solid Club 

For Years 4, 5 and 6 Run for us by Rugby Youth for Christ. Every Tuesday during term time: 3.30-4.30pm at Dunchurch Junior School (you don't need to to attend the school to attend). For more information, contact Simon at the YFC office on tel: 01788 567475.

Local schools 

St. Peter's church actively supports our local schools, not only through prayer but also by providing governors and volunteers. Assemblies are taken regularly, and school groups visit St. Peter's to learn about the church or to hold carol services.

The Dunchurch & 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. 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. 

At St. Peter's, the Parish Council has agreed that baptised children may receive communion after due preparation. Rev'd Pat asks that parents who wish their children to be admitted to communion please either phone her on 01788 461 987 or speak to her after Sunday service. Alternatively you can email us.

If you would like to find out about volunteering with the Junior Church, please get in touch.

The Safeguarding Officer for the parish is Margaret Littlejohn. You can contact Margaret on tel: 

01788 522 462.

All are warmly welcomed at St Peter's Church and we look forward to seeing you soon!