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
As the UK goes in to its third lockdown, we find ourselves in the position of closing our public worship spaces again. Whilst we know that is is only temporary we also understand how hard it is for you not to be able to attend. Rest assured you are in our prayers and will continue to be.
Our public buildings are closed until the end of March. If anything changes the website and Facebook pages will be updated. There is some good news though, we have been working on our live streaming and we have made good progress! If you would like to join us live on Sunday morning at 1030am please go to our Facebook pages or you can watch later once the service has been uploaded to YouTube, we will add a link below. We also livestream Morning Prayer Monday to Thursday at about 9am and every day there is Night Prayer at 6pm on Facebook. There is a daily reflection on the St Michael's Facebook page.
Please contact us if you need anything, we will help you where we can. You can do this through Facebook or the 'contact us' page on this website.
The Ash Wednesday Service was live on Facebook,
until we lost the internet connection.
Click here for the recording.
Click on the Tab above for Lent and Easter details. They will be added as we continue to make our plans.
This week's Sunday service can be found here Feb 21st 2021,
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Rocester – Sue Hutchinson – 07718 900618 email: email@example.com; Croxden with Hollington – Chris Podmore – 07472 666314 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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)