United Benefice of Morton and Stonebroom with Shirland

Morton, Stonebroom and Shirland are rural parishes containing several diverse villages in attractive border country just a “stone’s throw” from the Derbyshire Peak District. 

The three Church of England parishes are linked together to form a United Benefice, and are a distinct Mission and Ministry Area of Derby Diocese.  

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update valid from 17th March 2020 until further notice

Holy Cross Church in Morton, St Peter's Church in Stonebroom and St Leonard's Church in Shirland are all following the latest guidance issued by the Church of England. 

All public services of worship are now suspended with immediate effect until further notice. 

We will signpost online services and resources for prayer and worship as they become available. 

  • Using this site

    Please use the links on this page to find out more about forthcoming services and events, to read news reports from the churches and to reflect on, and refresh, your personal faith in God. We will be updating the site with events and news on a monthly basis, so do come back and visit the site regularly. For more information about how we hold and use your personal data, please see our Data Privacy Notice.  

  • Getting in touch

    The Rectory office is now closed. Please do not ring the Rectory phone number, it will not be answered. Please see the Benefice news section for contact details for baptisms, weddings and funerals. 


The Parish takes safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously.   The PCC for each of the three churches within the Benefice has adopted the Diocese of Derby Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practice Guidance. Details can be found on Derby Diocese website. Each church has a Parish Safeguarding Officer or Officers. Contact details of these can be found in the respective churches and/or in the Parish newsletter. If you have a concern and wish to discuss it direct with the Diocese Safeguarding Team their number is 01332 388678 and email safeguarding@derby.anglican.org

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