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Dunton Parish Church
The Christmas Fair held on Sunday 11th Dec was a huge success. Many helpers came to run the variety of stall and the church buzzed with people coming to enjoy browsing and buying. 
Thank you to everyone who supported and helped make the day a success. Over £1200 was raised for church funds.
Our thanks to Barbara and David Mowbray who coordinated and planned the day.

Super SUNday
On Sunday 3rd July we held our Summer Fair in the church and ground. The weather was lovely - warm and sunny - the stalls were set up, volunteers were ready and from 11.30 we were prepared for visitors.  It was great to see them come and have fun as they joined in the games and challenges, testing their skills and browsing around the many other stalls. A big hit was the BBQ burgers and hot dogs. Matt and Adam worked constantly all day. Just 2 of the many hard working and dedicated stall holders, organisers and helpers on the day.

As well as fun and friendship, the financial result was that  just over £1000 was raised to support the mission and ministry of Dunton Parish Church - at the heart of our village community. Our thanks to all who organised, helped and came along to enjoy the day and support us.

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Queen's Birthday Celebrations
On June 12th at the 8am service special readings, & prayers were included to help us celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday. The service was followed by a royal breakfast in church and a photograph of some of the congregation with Her Majesty herself!

Prayer Corner
The Ministry Team have created a Prayer Corner in church for people to come and sit quietly during the day.
Please come and discover this sacred space and use it if you wish to pray and be still.
It's situated in the north corner of the nave to the left of the pulpit.

'A Bit of What you Fancy'
On Sunday afternoon 22nd May 2016 we shared a delightful afternoon in church listening to songs (Cinematic Favourites) presented by the Garden City Singers followed by sharing an exceedingly good afternoon tea in the church grounds in beautiful sunshine. Many thanks to the singers of Garden City Singers and to their conductor Natalie Carter. Also many thanks to DPC Friends for organising this special event. Money raised went to support Beating Bowel Cancer and the church.
A total of £538 was raised.

Gorgeous weather, super songs and delicious afternoon tea.

Services and Dates


Sunday 1st January
First Sunday after Christmas & Naming of Jesus
9.30am Benefice Eucharist

Sunday 8th January
Epiphany Sunday
8am Holy Communion & breakfast

Tues 10th Jan
12 noon Benefice Home Group bring and share lunch

Sunday 15th Jan
Epiphany 2
9.30am Benefice Eucharist at Eyeworth
2pm Sunday Club meet in church

Mon 16th Jan
7.30pm Church School Governing Body meet at Dunton

Thurs 19th Jan
12 noon As part of his duties as a Canon, Lindsay will be officiating Holy Communion at the Shrine Chapel of St Albans Cathedral

Sat 21st Jan
10.30am Dunton Community Garden Coffee Morning on site

Sunday Jan 22nd
Epiphany 3
10.30am Baptism Praise
with Parish Eucharist

Fri 27th Jan
1.30pm Choir Practice

Sunday 29th Jan
Candlemas Sunday
11am Benefice Eucharist at Wrestlingworth

Mon 30th Jan
7.30pm PCC meeting in the Church School

Pews Information

Many will be aware that after many years of conversation and reflection the PCC decided that now is the time to replace our pews with chairs.

Dunton Church holds many memories, both happy and sad, for the people of Dunton. The old Victorian pews have served the Church well, but now many have woodworm or are in need of repair. Replacing the pews with comfortable chairs is one of our Church development plans for the future.

You can now purchase a chair (or chairs) with a donation of £101.00* (per chair).
For small extra cost a commemorative plaque can be fitted as a permanent memento for a family member or special event.

The chairs will be used in the main Nave area of the Church and just 76 chairs are needed, for larger services or concerts these will be supplemented by folding chairs.

Replacing the pews with chairs will make the Church more welcoming to both the congregation and the wider village community, especially when concerts and other events are held there.

Other improvements for the future are a small prayer area for people to use when they want to come into Church for a quiet, reflective moment plus a new Nave Altar and Communion Rail.

If you would like to purchase a chair or chairs (or are considering purchasing any of the pews) please contact the treasurer
Mr. David Mowbray on 01767 601157 or by email at
* - Prices as at December 2014

Dunton Church Community Team 2014/2015

One of the objectives of our newly formed Team was to train in the skills of 'Open the Book' - a way of telling Bible Stories to children in an attractive and captivating way.
The team welcomed other volunteers to join in the telling of the first 'Open the Book' at Dunton Church School. What a happy, smiling bunch - and the children were as equally enthralled by the stories of creation & Noah.

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