St Peter's Church
“… on this rock I will build my church …”
The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband,
His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 9 April 2021
Please follow this link for a message from Bishop Rachel on the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. This includes a link to a special online memorial book, which everyone is invited to sign.
A prayer on the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
God of our lives,
we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
for his love of our country,
and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy,
through our Redeemer Jesus Christ.
For access to our church for private prayer please ring 01386 882049.
Our service on Sunday 18 April at 10.30 am will be a special service offered in HRH The Duke of Edinburgh's memory. Please book beforehand: 01386 882049.
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Location: You will find St Peter’s on Main Street in the village of Dumbleton, situated just inside the county of Gloucestershire and on the edge of the Cotswolds (WR11 7TG). There has been Christian worship on this site from Norman times and probably earlier.
Open times: Normally, the church is opened every day at around 9 am and locked at dusk, but due to the Coronavirus the church building is currently locked and closed to the public. Please see our Coronavirus page for more details.
Incumbent: Our vicar is the Revd Julia Hook. She can be contacted by phone (01242 620636 or 07715 953076) email (email@example.com) or by post at: The Vicarage, Church Road, Alderton, GL20 8NR.
Services: Our aim is to bring the message of Christ to our village and neighbourhood. You are warmly invited to join us at our services. Normally these are:
1st Sunday in the month: 10.30 am: Morning Prayers, communion or alternative form of service.
3rd Sunday in the month: 10.30 am: Parish Communion from Common Worship.
Services will resume on Easter Sunday 4 April 2021. (This service will be at the different time of 11.15 am). Please see our Coronavirus page for more details. You will need to book to attend services.
Please note that families are especially welcome and normally there is an area where children can go to play during the service. At the moment this area is unavailable due to Coronavirus restrictions.
There are three other churches in our benefice. When there is no service in Dumbleton, you are welcome to worship at one of the other churches. See here for details of services and locations.
Safeguarding: Safeguarding is at the heart of our Christian faith and refers to the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture in all our churches. More details are given on our Safeguarding page.
Churchyard: The regulations concerning burials and memorials etc in our churchyard are defined by the Diocese. They can be read here.
Events: Social and other events organised by our church council can be found here.
Newsletters: Our latest newsletters are available here.
Other news can be found here.
Weddings: We are fortunate that many couples choose to have their wedding service in our church and join us at our services both before and after their marriage. There have been over twenty weddings in some years. Our wedding clerk, Tricia Steggles (01386 882049), helps the minister manage this aspect of ministry. More details are on our weddings page.
Choir: We have a joint church choir with St Margaret’s Alderton and always welcome new members. Our organist and choirmaster is John Debenham (01242 602087).
Bells: We have a fine set of six bells dating from 1729 and hung in a cast iron frame. The frame is the first of its type and was made by John Taylor of Loughborough in 1892. The bells and frame were restored in 2013. An active band of bell ringers ring on alternate weeks at Dumbleton or Alderton. Practice night is Thursday and the ringers welcome visiting ringers and also anyone interested in learning to ring. Please contact the tower captain Paul Smith (07563 153934).
Giving: Whether you wish to give regularly or make a donation, please contact our treasurer Paul Steggles (01386 882049). You can also now set up a regular donation online. Please see details on our giving page.
New activities in church: As a result of the REFRESH Project, our church now has toilet facilities including a baby changing unit. The facilities are suitable for use by the disabled. We also now have a servery/kitchen in the north transept which has been cleared of pews and can be used as a meeting/social area. The servery includes a dish washer and a sink with a boiling water tap. A trolley can be wheeled out to provide a surface for serving refreshments. If you would like to make use of these new facilities by holding an event in church please contact us by email at
Vicar: Revd Julia Hook (01242 620636 or 07715 953076)
Safeguarding officer: Gail Braham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Choirmaster/organist: John Debenham (01242 602087)
Wedding clerk: Tricia Steggles (01386 882049)
Treasurer: Paul Steggles (01386 882049)
Bell-ringing captain: Paul Smith (07563 153934)
or contact us by email at