We are very proud of our Church School status and our links with St Eustachius Church in Tavistock and were pleased to welcome in our new Vicar in the spring of 2015. We hold six of our services in the church each year as well as have members of the church come in to school regularly to deliver worship including family worship and, from September 2015, Open the Book.
The Federation of St Peter’s and St Rumon’s Church of England Schools is connected to St Eustachius church, which is the Parish Church of Tavistock. The church was dedicated in 1318, and for many years worked alongside the Abbey of Our Lady and St Rumon, until the Abbey was dissolved in 1539.
Today, St Eustachius’ is a lively church with a friendly congregation. Lying at the heart of the town, it serves not only as a place of worship, but also as a venue for many concerts throughout the year, including the Tavistock Music Festival. There is also an annual Christmas Tree Festival, where the spectacle of 70 Christmas trees in the church draws a very large number of visitors every year.
There is usually a thriving Messy Church held during term time, usually on the first Wednesday of the month, where children and parents are very welcome to come and take part in various fun activities. We end with a small worship gathering, and a meal. We also usually host a ‘Vestry Group’ for children during the main 0945 service on a Sunday.
We are open every Wednesday between 10am and 2pm for private prayer, and every Sunday for a 0945 service of Holy Communion.
You will see our Vicar Matt Godfrey as a frequent visitor to the schools, as well as other members of the Ministry Team – see the People link below.