Welcome to our Churches:-

The Parish of Dunston with Coppenhall


Names of the 2 churches

Coppenhall

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Introduction

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.

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Information

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.


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Location

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.


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Services

    March 2017

    Sunday 5th March - 11.00 am Family Service - E & J Burd

    Sunday 12th March - 11.00 am Holy Communion - Rev'd Paul Carter

    Sunday 19th February - 11.00 am Holy Communion - Revd Paul Carter

    Sunday 26nd February - 11.00 am Holy Communion - Rev'd Paul Carter


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.


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Contacts

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


Team Rector

Revd Greg Yerbury


Tel: 01785 712378


Team Vicar

Vacant

Tel:


Church Wardens

Dr. David Blanchard

Tel: 01785 712922

Mr H. Stemp

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Licensed Reader

Barbara Holden



Magazine Editor

Rita Gilbert

Tel: 01785 248264


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Activities

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.

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Forthcoming Events

Tuesday 14th March
Dunston Ladies Chat and Craft in the Village Hall at 2.00 pm

Tuesday 28th March
Dunston Ladies Chat and Craft in the Village Hall at 2.00 pm

Thursday 6th April Annual Parochial Church Meeting in Church - 7.15 pm


Other events can be found on the Coppenhall Church Page.

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CofE

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

Page last updated - 16th March 2017

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