This is the new website for The Dove and Churnet Benefice comprising St Michael's Church, Rocester; All Saints' Church, Denstone; St Giles Church, Croxden and St John the Evangelist Church, Hollington.
A message from the vicar, Liz Jones
We are pleased to say that All Saints, Denstone and St Michael's, Rocester are now holding services on Sunday mornings. 9 am at Denstone and 10.30am at Rocester. The Rocester service will be live streamed through our Facebook pages and then saved to YouTube for sharing. St Giles', Croxden is having open air services fortnightly at 3pm (2nd & 4th Sunday of the month)
There is a daily reflection in the morning and an evening prayer on Facebook (most days) Click here for the Sunday 20th September, a Communion service.
We apologise that it takes a while for the service to be processed and uploaded - YouTube can be slow. We do it as quickly as we can. Thank you for your patience.
If you would like to give a donation towards the work of any of the churches, then you can do so through Lichfield Diocese - follow this link here
Be assured that I am praying for the 4 villages that I serve and seeking ways to offer pastoral care, not just to church members who are self-isolating, but those who are ill, and to the wider community. PLEASE, DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE SOMEONE TO TALK TO. Phone 01889 591748 and leave a message including your name and phone number and either I or a member of my team, will get back to you as soon as possible. Also, see the message below from Kisane.
Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship
services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.
The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 –
has been set up particularly with those unable to join online
church services during the period of restrictions in mind.
A pdf booklet of daily reflections and prayers here for use during the period of isolation from European church leaders
A PDF of Psalms to use in difficult times compiled by Terry Jones' friend Rev'd Roger Vaughan - here
Guidance on making a spiritual communion here
I will be praying on-line most days via the St Michael's Facebook Page and will share it afterwards with the other pages.
To watch Sunday morning's worship - here (20th September ) The sound quality is not great, sorry
a sheet of advice written by a Harley St and Priory Psychiatrist on managing your emotions during isolation - here
Formal Statement of Adoption House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy. St Michael's church, Rocester; All Saints Church, Denstone; St Giles' Church, Croxden and St John the Evangelist Church, Hollington in the Diocese of Lichfield have adopted the House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy. Our Safeguarding co-ordinators, to whom any initial enquiries should be made are: Denstone – Yvonne Denby – 01889 590334 email: email@example.com; Rocester – Sue Hutchinson – 07718 900618 email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Croxden with Hollington – Chris Podmore – 07472 666314 email: email@example.com
For Local Contact Information and where to get help with child and adult safeguarding issues e.g. local authority contact details, domestic abuse and key helplines - click here (coming soon)