St Peter’s Church, Ellastone
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.
From April – September St Peter’s is open to all at weekends from 10.00 – 16.00 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!
Services – APRIL
Good Friday – 2pm – Devotional Service
5th – 9.15am on Easter Sunday – Holy Communion. Please come to this service on the most important day in the Church’s year to celebrate the rising of Jesus from the dead.
12th – Family Service 11.00
19th – Holy Communion 9.15
26th – Evening Prayer 18.30
If you would like to help in any way with fund raising for our church we would be delighted to hear from you. (Contact Pam Shouksmith on 324094).
Ellastone Church Heritage Fund
This fund is specially designated and any donations or legacies received can only be spent on Ellastone Church & Churchyard and cannot be used for any other purpose. It is ideal for those who support the church without perhaps attending services regularly to make their contribution. It enables restoration work that should be done (rather than has to be done) to be carried out – for example, in 2014, overdue tree surgery on the ancient oak trees and restoration work on the Lych Gate. Thank you to all who have given.
Prayer for Friendship
by Vienna Cobb Anderson
the bonding of persons
in a circle of love.
We thank you for such a blessing:
for friends who love us,
who share our sorrows,
who laugh with us in celebration,
who bear our pain,
who need us as we need them,
who weep as we weep,
who hold us when words fail,
and who give us the freedom
to be ourselves.
Bless our friends with health,
wholeness, life, and love.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Prayers/Multifaith/Gratitude/Prayer-For-Friendship.aspx#Uhjxtj82WAvM0XPX.99
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.
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.
Bible 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 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 Pam on 324094 for further details & dates.
Read about the roots of the Church of England HERE
Interesting website: Christian Concern for One World
Do come and see us – we’re a friendly bunch!