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 comes out of its third lockdown, we are now resuming worship in three of the buildings: Rocester, Denstone and Hollington. If you are able to join us on Sundays you will find that we have done our best to make the buildings safe with sanitizer, spaces between seating and a safe way of distributing communion.
See each church's page for details of their usual monthly pattern of services.
Click here for our weekly notice sheet, which contains details of services and events coming soon.
Morning Prayer Monday to Thursday at about 9am is said in St Michael’s and on Facebook. There is Night Prayer at 6pm on Facebook. Now life is getting busier these may not happen every day. 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.
We continue to pray for our communities as we resume life together.
Click here for Sunday 23rd January 2022, Communion
Click here for Sunday 16th January, Word service
Click here for Sunday 9th January, Communion.
click here for Sunday 2nd January 2022 service
click here for Christmas morning service 2021
Click here for Midnight Communion service Christmas Eve 2021
Click here for Sunday 19th December, Holy communion with youth play
Click here for Sunday12th December, Christingle Service
Click here for Sunday 5th December, Annual Memorial Service
Click here for Sunday 5th December, Holy Communion.
Click here for Advent Sunday service
Click here for Sunday 21st November service of the word.
Click here for Remembrance Sunday service.
Click here for Sunday 7th November, Holy Communion including a Baptism
Click here for Sunday 24th October service. Preacher is Sue Hutchinson.
Here's Sunday 17th October service. Click here Preacher is Terry Jones.
Click here for Sunday 3rd October's service in which Liz tackles the difficult subject of divorce and shares some of her own experience.
Click here for Sunday 26th Harvest service with Communion. We apologise for We Plough the Fields and Scatter not being included. This was due to unforeseen circumstances, and not by choice.
Click here for Sunday 19th Sept's communion service.
Click here for Sunday 12th September service of the word.
Click here for Sunday 5th September communion service.
Click here for Sunday 29th August communion service - available once YouTube have finished processing.
Click here for Sunday 22nd August communion service. We apologise for there not being a service recorded 15th August due to technical problems.
Click here for Sunday 8th August service of the word
Click here to see Sunday 1st August's Communion service
Click here to see Sunday 18th July's Communion service
Click here to see Sunday 11th July's service of the word
Click here to watch the service, we say thankyou to all who have helped us through the past 18 months.
Click here for Sunday 27th June's Communion service, with our guest preacher Revd Dr Carlton Turner
Click here for Sunday 20th June's communion service.
Click here for Sunday 13th Junes service of the word.
Click here for Sunday 6th June
Click here for Trinity Sunday service (30th May 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: 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)