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The Parish of Dunston with Coppenhall

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DunstonChurchIn 1876, the ancient chapel of Dunston was demolished in favour of a larger building. The chapel was originally erected in the early fifteenth century. The new church of St. Leonard was licensed late in 1878.

The church is a cruciform building of stone in the early decorated style with a spired west tower. In 1889, the church contained one bell. In 1887 and again in 1977, the churchyard was extended providing additional burial space.

The church was without a vestry until 1907-1908, when a new room was added on a section of the graveyard on the north side of the church. A new organ was also installed at a cost of £320. A carillion of bells, rung from a keyboard was given to the church by Mrs Perry.

During the second world war, the brass lectern and altar railings were melted down in aid of the war effort. The lectern was later replaced with a wooden version.

The church does not have a porch so the entrance used by the congregation is the west door.

Historic records of St Leonard, Dunston have been deposited at Staffordshire Record Office, where they are available for consultation by the public. These include the parish registers of baptisms 1853-1952, marriages 1878-1991, and burials 1886-1992.

A catalogue of these records is available in "Gateway to the Past" - the online catalogue of the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service. The Archive Service's website provides further information on planning a visit to the office to consult records, should you wish to do so.




The pictures below will give you some idea of our church. To see much larger pictures in a separate window just click on the thumbnails.




OS Grid: 390772,319412

Dunston is a small village which lies along the A449 (Stafford/Wolverhampton Road) and about 800 yards south of Junction 13 of the M6. It is about 3 miles south of the centre of Stafford

Click here to see the whole area on a small scale map. The location of Dunston can easily be seen in relation to the other three villages. Click here to see the village of Dunston in detail and the position of the church on a map - scale 1:25,000. Both these maps will be shown in a separate window.




    December 2017 / January 2018

    Sunday 3rd December - 11.00 am Advent Praise - Revd Susan Mayo

    Sunday 10rd December - 11.00 am Holy Communion - Revd Susan Mayo

    Sunday 17th December - 11.00 am Morning Prayer - Rev'd Susan Mayo

    Sunday 24th December - 3.00 pm Christingles - Revd Susan Mayo

    Monday 25th December - 10.00 am Holy Communion - Revd Susan Mayo

    Sunday 7th January - 11.00 am Family Service - Revd Paul Carter

    Sunday 14th January - 11.00 am Holy Communion - Revd Susan Mayo

    Sunday 21st January - 11.00 am Morning Prayer - Rev'd Susan Mayo

    Sunday 28th January - 11.00 am Holy Communion - Revd Susan Mayo

    Sunday 4th February - 11.00 am Family Service - Rev'd Susan Mayo

Dunston Church Mice
This is a modern Sunday School which meets in Dunston church at 11.00 am every Sunday during the Service.Church Mice meets in a special Children's area in church and includes crafts; bible stories; friendship and fun. Families are very welcome.  Just pop along with your children any Sunday at 11.00 am.




Results of the 2016 AGM Elections = Click here to see pdf of results

Team Rector

Revd Greg Yerbury

Tel: 01785 712378

Team Vicar



Church Wardens

Dr. David Blanchard

Tel: 01785 712922

Mr H. Stemp


Licensed Reader

Barbara Holden

Magazine Editor

Rita Gilbert

Tel: 01785 248264




Dunston Ladies Craft & Chat Club - 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Meet in Dunston Village Hall. Details from Julie Bagnall Tel: 01785 716888 or Sylvia Wood Tel: 714413

For Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals please contact The Warden, Mr H Stemp.



Forthcoming Events

Monday 26th February
Dunston Village Hall AGM at 8.00 pm in the Village Hall

Other events can be found on the Coppenhall Church Page.




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Webmaster - Wilf Beeson Email: dunston@wbeeson.co.uk

Page last updated - 18th December 2017