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.

Going somewhere new is never the easiest thing to do, so we hope our website helps you learn more about us, and makes that first visit easier.   We would love to say hello in person, so please do come and join us at any of the services. 

Services this month






2nd Feb

 9 am All Age worship

10.30am Communion

3pm Healing service

10.30am Service of the Word

 7pm Communion 

 9th Feb

9 am Communion

 10.30am Service of the Word

 10.30am Communion 

3pm Family Service for Valentines

16th Feb9am Communion10.30am Communion10.30am Service of the Word7pm Evensong

23rd Feb

9am Communion10.30am Communion10.30am Communion by extension
3pm Communion
26th Feb7.30pm Communion & Ashes9am Communion & Ashes


There is Communion at 9am every Tuesday at Denstone and Wednesday at Rocester at 9am.  Both are relaxed and informal. 
All services use Common Worship, modern English words, except Evensong which is Book of Common Prayer.
The usual pattern of services is Denstone 9am (first Sunday, all age); Rocester 10.30am (2nd Sunday all age); Hollington 10.30am and Croxden 3pm or 7pm, alternate weeks.

Click Sermons and magazine letters  and links to other things


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:  ywdenby@gmail.com;  Rocester – Sue Hutchinson –  07718 900618    email:  susandhutchinson@hotmail.com; Croxden with Hollington – Chris Podmore – 07472 666314  email:  grovecottage@icloud.com

see also https://www.lichfield.anglican.org/safeguarding/

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)