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.
Unfortunately, for reasons of safety, there are no public services or meetings in St. Petrox Church until further notice due to the Coronavirus. We will be streaming 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