This is the website for The Dove and Churnet Benefice comprising:

 St Michael's Church, Rocester; 

All Saints' Church, Denstone; 

St Giles Church, Croxden

St John the Evangelist Church, Hollington.

The Benefice is currently working collaboratively to  attract and select a new vicar  

Click here for some prayers to use during the vacancy.

Click here for the February newsletter .  Click  here to subscribe and receive it by email.

Regular Sunday  Service Pattern:  






1st Sunday

10.30 Service of the Word

10.30am Holy Communion


3pm Holy Communion

2nd Sunday

9.00am  Holy Communion

 10.30am  Holy Communion 

 10.30am Morning Prayer

3pm Family Service

3rd Sunday

 10.30am Holy Communion

10.00 for 10.30am  - Informal Café Church


3pm Evensong

4th Sunday

 9.00 am Morning Prayer

10.30am Holy Communion 

10.30am Morning Prayer

3pm Holy Communion


thanks for donation

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

phone line

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.

The Church of England has produced a booklet of prayers, including Morning and Night Prayer - here.

There are some prayers here for you to use during this time and other resources.    

FUNERALS:  If you want some prayers to use there is a short service here and a card with a simple prayer here to download.

Guidance on making a spiritual communion here



Formal Statement of Adoption House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church; Safeguarding olicy.   

St Michael's Church, Rocester; All Saints' Church, Denstone; St Giles' Church, Croxden and St. John the Evangelist Church, Hollington, all 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 and Croxden with Hollington  – Sue Hutchinson –  07718 900618    email:  susandhutchinson@hotmail.com; 

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

If you believe that someone is at immediate risk of harm please call 999 and tell the operator that you have a safeguarding concern