welcome

This is the 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.

We are currently without a 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.


Usual Sunday  Service Pattern:  

 Date

 Denstone

 Rocester

 Hollington

Croxden

1st Sunday

10.30 Service of the Word

10.30am Communion

 

3pm communion

2nd Sunday

9am  Communion

 10.30am  Communion 

 10.30am Communion

3pm Family Service

3rd Sunday

 10.30am Communion

10 for 10.30am  Café Church Christingle

 

3pm Evensong

4th Sunday

 9am Morning Prayer

10.30am communion 

10.30am Morning Prayer

3pm Communion

 

after the clocks change 
6pm on 1st & 3rd Sundays



 


  

 

 

 


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

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, but 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.   

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.



prayers book

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.    

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

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


 

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

a sheet of advice written by a Harley St and Priory Psychiatrist on managing your emotions during isolation - here



Click Sermons and magazine letters  and links to other things



Safeguarding

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 and Croxden with Hollington  – Sue Hutchinson –  07718 900618    email:  susandhutchinson@hotmail.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)