Church of England Diocese of Exeter Dartmouth St. Clement (Townstal) with St. Saviour and St. Petrox

St Petrox Church Dartmouth

St Petrox Church at the mouth of the river is the oldest of the three parish churches, the earliest reference being in 1192 when it is thought to have been referred to in a deed as the 'monastery of St Peter'. Believed to have provided a light at the harbour entrance, as well as being for the use of residents in South Town (between Bayards Cove and the harbour mouth) this area was at one time part of the neighbouring parish of Stoke Fleming.

The parish is in currently in interregnum but Father Andrew our Curate and our worshipping community look forward to welcoming you to our church where we seek to be a growing, joy-filled Christian presence at the heart of our community. 

In line with government restrictions St Saviour's and St Petrox churches remain open for private prayer daily from approximately 10am to 5pm; we are also delighted to be able to offer public worship (please check our web site for details). Please observe the social distancing and hygiene measures we have put in place to keep you and others safe at this time. Face coverings must be worn inside our buildings. We continue to stream online reflections and services so please do stay in touch. Please contact the clergy or wardens if you need anything.

It may well be said that the builders 'builded better than they knew' for whilst they sought to provide for the every-day needs of their parish by an adequate church and cemetery, they have bequeathed to thousands a powerful impression of the serenity and strength of the Christian Church, founded upon a rock, which neither wind nor wave shall destroy.

With its stunning location, St Petrox Church is most popular for weddings.

The building has limited electric light and heating which means that it is in use mainly through the summer months when Choral Evensong using the Book of Common Prayer, takes place each Sunday at 6.30pm from April to September, although the building is open almost every day. There is a said Holy Communion service at 10.00am on the first Tuesday of the month all year round.


If you have a concern about the safety of someone, or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:

Parish Safeguarding Rep. Jill Cawley/Christine Brooker (Benefice Office) 01803 835540

Exeter Diocesan Safeguarding Team:

Benefice Safeguarding Policy Statement:

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call

Childline on 0800 11 11

Get in touch

Parish Administrators, Jill & Christine

The Benefice Office, Anzac Street Dartmouth Devon

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BCP Holy Communion

Every First Tuesday at 10 a.m. for 30m
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Book of Common Prayer


6 Jan 2021, 6:15 p.m.