Dart and Avon Mission Community

The mission statement for St Petroc’s states that we are “ a Church with a heart

for God and for the whole parish." We describe ourselves as middle of the road

in churchmanship.


We want our Church to be open to our community for private prayer. The Church

is open from about 9.00am until early evening. The building itself dates from

Saxon times and was enlarged at various stages. Most of the building we see

today was in existence in 1436. With considerable financial assistance from the

Heritage Lottery Fund, together with several church and local charities, we have

recently completed a major refurbishment of the Norman tower of St Petroc’s,

whilst simultaneously improving both the electricity supply and internal lighting

of the Church. The local community energy group has helped us to overhaul the

heating system.



St Petroc's Church, South Brent

South Brent exterior

The PCC is keen to offer a range of services during the week and over the course of the year that our community find both beneficial and spiritually fulfilling. Our flagship service is the Village Eucharist on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. The Altogether Eucharist on the third Sunday provides more informal worship and opportunity for liturgical experimentation. Book of Common Prayer Matins is sung on the fifth Sunday.


We have a number of active Bible study and prayer groups and the Women's World Day of Prayer takes place annually. ln addition, Lent Courses continue, and ecumenical Lent lunches are held each year. There is an active, albeit small, Mothers Union Diocesan Member Branch comprising both ladies and gentlemen!


We have a large and flourishing band of bellringers, who in the past have won the Devon Major 6 Bell-ringing final. We are in the process of creating a bellringing Centre of Excellence at St. Petroc’s.


Services and activities may vary during school holidays.

South Brent interior

Our normal pattern of services (Currently suspended due to Coronavirus)

Please see the Sunday Services page for details of services in the next month or two.


We are actively involved with young people in the community and those with young children; families are warmly welcomed to any of our activities. There is a group for primary aged children during the first part of the morning service, except on the first Sunday of the month, when there is a Family Service. For details of this and other activities for children and young people, please click here.


The church's post code is TQ10 9LD

South Brent village South Brent services

We now have a pastoral visiting scheme - if you or someone you know would appreciate a visit, please click here for details

For up-to-date information please go to the website of South Brent and Rattery churches - click here

Also a list of online and telephone services - here