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Did you know that there are lots of St. Dunstan’s Churches in the local area?

I was doing some research today for our church website. St. Dunstan is a fairly obscure Saint so I was quite surprised to discover that there are actually quite a few St. Dustan’s churches. It seems especially popular as a name for churches founded in 10th Centurt. Here are some local examples which share the same Saint as our church… St Dunstan in the East Church Garden in RoeHampton (link) – the ruins of a medieval church in London, now a garden. St Dunstan in Mayfield (link) and Cranbrook (link) – ¬†active local Church of England church in our local area. St Dunstan and All Saints in Stepney (link) –¬†one … Continue reading

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St Dunstan’s Day – 19th May

Most Saints have a specific day off the year associated with them (usually with a link to the Saint), when we can remember what made the Saint special and what they contributed to our lives. Today is St. Dunstan’s Day, the day is died in 988 AD. Our church is West Peckham is named after St. Dunstan, so it is a special day for us. St. Dunstan is now regarded as quite an obscure saint but used to be a lot more popular. In the early middle Ages he was England’s most popular Saint. He was a real Historical figure, who was born in 909 AD and rose to become … Continue reading

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