Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Often Thursdays and Fridays too.

Getting here

Welcome to St Modwen's online. It would be great to see you in person. Our worship tradition is middle of the road, straightforwardly Anglican. You will hear preaching that links Holy Scripture and theology to human life in the 21st century.

SUNDAY MORNING 1100. Morning Prayer (CW) usually 1st; Holy Communion usually 2nd and 4th; BCP Mattins usually 3rd. Wednesday 1045 am Holy Communion (BCP)

Additional events December 2017 at St Modwen’s

Sunday 3 Dec 6 pm Light up a life Hospice Service Sunday 10 Dec 11 am Rotary Club Carol Service Saturday 23 Dec 3 pm Carol Service Sunday 24 Dec 11 pm “Midnight” Mass Christmas Day 25 Dec 11 am Mass

Additional events December 2017 at St Paul’s

Thursday 21 Dec 7.30 pm Carol Service with Tutbury Band Sunday 24 Dec 8 pm "Midnight" Mass (no 9.30 am) Christmas Day 25 Dec 9.30 am Mass

Additional events December 2017 at St Aidan’s

Sunday 17 December 6 pm Carol Service (no 11 am) Sunday 24 December 5.30 pm Crib Service (no 11 am) Sunday 24 December 6 pm Mass No service Christmas Day

​Vicarage 01283 565570

Parking: none. Public car parks only, Coopers Square the handiest.

Though St Modwen's is the original parish church of Burton upon Trent, the parish now consists only of the land around the church, a few neighbouring buildings and an island in the Trent. St Modwen's plays a role in civic life, hosting events such as the town's annual Remembrance Sunday service. St Modwen's is associated with Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School, about a mile away on Wetmore Road. The church is served by the Vicar, Stanley Monkhouse, with the assistance of Phillip Jefferies, Hamish Ferguson-Stuart, and Robin Trotter (Reader).

There has been a place of Christian worship on or near the site of the present St Modwen's church since the 7th Century, when Modwen, an Irish noblewomen on her way to Rome, stopped in Burton with her companions and established a house of prayer on Andressey Island in the River Trent. An Abbey was founded nearby in 1002 and the current church, a Grade I listed building, was built to replace the abbey in 1726 when the latter became unsafe.

Christening (Baptism)

We welcome all. Christening (Baptism) can be done during the 1100 Sunday service or at other times by arrangement. You can contact the Vicar through this website, but at some point you will need to meet him in person: come to the Vicarage any Tuesday between 1700 and 1900 without appointment, or make an appointment for another time. You don't have to be married to have your child baptized, though the Vicar will be happy to officiate at your wedding if possible. There is no charge for baptism but we ask for a contribution towards the cost of running the church.


Contact the Vicar. You can come to the Vicarage any Tuesday between 1700 and 1900 without appointment, or make an appointment for another time. Or you can in the first instance email or phone - see elow. Marriage is governed by law, and to be married at S Modwen's you will need to have a qualifying connexion (see the Church of England weddings website). Talk to the Vicar who will do all he can to help. 01283 565570. [email protected]


Historic records for St Modwen's are at Staffordshire Record Office, where they are available for consultation by the public. Only current records are kept at church.

Market Place
Burton on Trent
DE14 1HA

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