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.


Please note that some of what follows is affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.


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

The church's post code is TQ10 9LD

South Brent village

We have a pastoral visiting scheme - if you or someone you know would appreciate contact, please click here for details, though currently this will probably have to be by telephone rather than a visit.

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

There is normally a Sunday morning service in church at 9.30am

but services in church are currently suspended as we wait to see how the pandemic develops

Further details on the Services page and here 

St Petroc's is open for private prayer on Wednesdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm