St. Peters Church Services & News 2021

Dear People of Dalwood - St Peter’s Church is opening for Sunday Services.


We are now delighted to say that, as the Government lockdown guidelines are easing the Diocese is allowing us to re-start regular Sunday services.

We shall still follow certain restrictions, such as spacing and the wearing of face-masks.

Please also visit the Mission Community website: to see what other services are taking place in the five parishes.


Christmas at St. Peters Dalwood 


We are again holding our Christmas display in the church on Saturday and Sunday, 4th and 5th December after the enforced break last year. 

This time the theme is 'Recycled/Upcycled Christmas'.  We have at least 20 displays promised so it will be well worth a visit. There is also a Christmas Hampers raffle.  The church will be open from 10am to 5pm each day and we will conclude at 5pm on Sunday 5th with a carol sing-a-long.

Our Christingle service takes place at 3pm on Sunday 12th December when we support the work of the Children's Society. This is a very simple, family friendly service and each child will receive a Christingle.

Our knitted figures of Mary, Joseph and their donkey will be travelling around the parish again this December, arriving at the church at 3pm on Christmas Eve for our short, simple Posada service when the families gather with their knitted sheep to place them, along with the nativity figures, in the crib.

We look forward to welcoming you to these family Christmas services.


For more information please contact Sue Drew on 01404 831365 or Mary Harrison on 01404 831975..


What's on:

Saturday 4th December, Dalwood village street market 4.00 - 6.00pm with
Switching on of Christmas lights at 5.00pm
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th Dec 10.00 - 5pm  St Peter's church
Recycled/upcycled Christmas Display.
Thursday 16th December, 7.30pm in the Tuckers Arms:-

Kroft Original and Old Peculiars Christmas sing-a-long



Best Kept Churchyard competition.

Every Year the Council for the Preservation of Rural England ( CPRE) run a competition across Devon to find the best kept churchyard. This year we have received a Certificate of Merit. Besides keeping the churchyard neat and tidy we are asked to encourage various forms of wildlife and to encourage people to take a longer look at the churchyard. Judges will visit St Peter’s unannounced 2 or 3 times over the summer with the results being announced in the autumn

So, rather than just taking a pleasant stroll through St Peter’s, why not pick up one of the I-SPY sheets ( which can be found in the porch) or the more demanding Questionnaire about the graves and have a really good look around. There are I-SPY sheets on Birds, Plants and Fungi - with more being prepared. While the grave questionnaire asks questions like “What is the Name of the Spanish Nobleman buried in Dalwood” and “How many people died in 1970”. We will publish the answers to the questions in an autumn edition of the Parish paper