DSCF6455 St Peter’s Church, Ellastone   

Songs of Praise on Sunday 28th September at 6.30pm

#This has become an annual event which seems to be very popular.  If you would like to choose a hymn or a special reading please let Pam know early in September.


Choral Evensong at Lichfield Cathedral on Sunday 21st September at 3.30pm#

Karen Tallant from Mayfield has organised a coach (£8) to go to this service  for the Weaver Benefice.  The coach will leave Mayfield at 12noon, pick up at Ellastone and Denstone and should arrive at about 1.15pm in time for a spot of lunch before the service at 3.30pm.  It is essential to book as soon as possible with Pam Shouksmith (324094) so that we know if it is worthwhile to confirm the coach booking.

Harvest Festival/Supper#

The Harvest Supper will be held in the Parish Hall on Friday 3rd October at 7.30pm.  Helen Naylor will do the catering as usual and the entertainment will be by Norah Jackson from Uttoxeter who will recite a selection of her monologues. Tickets will be available at £8 from  Nancy Barker, Gillyan Prince and Pam Shouksmith.

The Harvest Festival Service will be on Sunday 5th October at 9.15am.  We hope to see a good number of you at both events when we give thanks to God for all his gifts to us.

2013-02-02 14.05.34#Calendar - 2014  Are you always looking up the dates trying to figure out when Easter is etc etc? Look no further as we have found this rather good site. Click on the 2014 above or Christian Calendar.


Services - SEPTEMBER

7th    –   Holy Communion  9.15

14th   - Family Service       11.00

21st –  Holy Communion  9.15

28th - Evensong    6.30


An update on John, our local resident priest, who is still unwell although slowly recovering. The exact date of his return to work is not known. We wish him a full and speedy recovery. Our thanks go to Brian Leathers and Ray Owen, the other Clergy in the Weaver Benefice (and one or two other people) for their willingness to shoulder additional workload. Apologies from the Churches if anyone is inconvenienced by a change in Church arrangements.

Clergy – contact details:

Vicar : The Revd Brian Leathers - 01538 702469

Minister based at Denstone : The Revd John Richardson - 01889 590266

Minister based at Mayfield : The Revd Ray Owen - 01335 347402


Prayer can never be in excess.”
C. H. Spurgeon

Daily Prayers: This great website contains a Christian Prayer for the day for every month of the year – 365 daily prayers. 


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St Peter’s Church

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 The church in Ellastone is a beautiful grade 2* listed building with an interesting history and stands proudly in the centre of the village.  In the spring the churchyard is a riot of colour from spring bulbs – snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils.

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From April – September St Peter’s is open to all at weekends from 9.00 – 17.00 and is well worth a visit. The Church has a heritage exhibition and also the Calwich Chapel which has exhibits showing the links of the Church with the ancient Augustinian Priory of Calwich. Do pop in!

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Who was St Peter? Press on the cross to find out more…#






Revd. John Richardson : 01889 590266
Pam Shouksmith – Churchwarden : 324094




Come and join us!

You will always be sure of a warm welcome and a cup of coffee or tea after the service.


church font flowersBible Study and Fellowship Group                                                                 A group of people from Ellastone and other parishes in the benefice meets about once a fortnight on Thursday evenings at Betty Fradley’s at 7.30 pm.  We study passages from the Bible and their relevance to our lives and we enjoy each other’s company.  All are welcome – contact Betty on 324291 for further details and dates.

The Church of England Read about the roots of the Church of England  HERE

Interesting website: Christian Concern for One World#

2013-02-28 13.30.37   Topical Prayers  The Church of England 




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