Church

St Peter’s Church, Ellastone 

Mothering Sunday     There will be a special Mothering Sunday Services on 15th March at 9.15am with the traditional posies to be given to the ladies.

Lent Lunch        The Ellastone Lent Lunch will be held on Saturday March 21st in the Church Kitchenette. Do come and try our delicious home made soups. Proceeds will be for the Bishop’s Lent Appeal.

 

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1st    – Holy Communion 9.15

8th   - Family Service 11.00

15th –  Holy Communion 9.15

22nd - Morning Prayer 9.15

29th - Holy Communion 9.15

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).

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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.

2013-02-02 14.05.34#Calendar - 2015  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 2015 above or  Christian Calendar.

Beliefnet #  Prayer for Friendship

by Vienna Cobb Anderson
You have blessed us, O God,
with the gift of friendship,
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.
Amen.

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Prayers/Multifaith/Gratitude/Prayer-For-Friendship.aspx#Uhjxtj82WAvM0XPX.99

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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

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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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Christian Aid red and white logoWatch the inspiring Christian Aid Week films and discover how we are all working together to make a real difference to the lives of thousands living in poverty around the world.

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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…#

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Contacts:

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 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.

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 

 

 #Do come and see us – we’re a friendly bunch!

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