Church of England Diocese of Norwich Shereford with Dunton

St Peter's, Dunton

The Church remains open daily for prayer and historic interest.

The Church was made formally redundant in the late 1970s. It remains consecrated and holds Christian worship two or three times per year. 

Services - see 'Services and events' tab - typically a Candlelit Carol Service 7 pm Wednesday mid-December; St Peter's Patronal Eucharist (using the 16th C. Dunton Communion Cup) 10 am Wednesday closest to 29th June, St Peter's Day; Harvest Evensong 6 pm first Sunday in September.

The churchyard still operates for burials. Weddings may be arranged for couples with a family connection in Dunton, by Archbishop's Special Licence. Marriage Blessings and Christenings may be arranged with the Rector.

The Church features beautiful Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite style windows. Also a recreated (early 20th C.) rood loft, in medieval style.

Between Shereford and Dunton lies the tiny hamlet - only two dwellings - of Doughton. However, it might be surmised that the name is simply a Norfolk pronunciation / corruption of Dunton (something like 'Duh-un' - telling the church's surviving 16th century Communion cup bears the engraved name 'Dounton', as if an amalgam of Dunton and Doughton, and similarly illustrating local dialect the Shereford 16th C. cup reads 'Sharford'), and worked its way onto old maps by cartographer's misunderstanding / error, and has since stuck as a separate place name.

The above video gives a short introduction to the church. Clicking on the logo in the top left of the image will take you to the Rector's You Tube channel, with pieces relevant to the Upper Wensum Benefice.