United Benefice of Morton and Stonebroom with Shirland

 Benefice News

This page contains all the latest news for our Benefice and is updated at least once a month. If you want to the see news for one of our three churches, then please click on the links on the left-hand side of the page. 


The Diocese is keen that everyone who has been through safeguarding procedures or have responsibility for safeguarding, should sign up to the Safeguarding Update Service. Please visit:

https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service .

It would be appreciated if you could register as soon as possible.

Thanks, Fr Chris.

From Fr Chris

I should be delighted to visit anyone who so wishes, in the privacy of your own home, either to receive The Blessed Sacrament, or simply to chat! Do please call me on the Parish number:

01773 836003.

A Nation’s Tribute

On 11th November 2018, the United Kingdom and its friends overseas will mark the day 100 years ago when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.

A unique series of events in the morning and evening will involve organisations and communities the length and breadth of our nation and in many countries abroad.

·       Battle’s Over - Sleep in Peace  ~  Sound of 1,000 Bagpipes   6.00am

·       Battle’s Over – The last Post  6.55pm

·       Battle’s Over – WW1 Beacons of Light    7.00pm

·       Battle’s Over – Let the Bells Ring Out   7.05pm

At 6.55pm The Last Post will be sounded at Shirland next to the newly installed Beacon situated in the old churchyard at St Leonard’s, Shirland.  The Beacon will be lit at 7.00pm.  At 7.05pm the bells of St Leonard’s and Holy Cross, Morton will ring out.  The Warden at Crich Stand intends to light the Beacon there at 7.00pm.

Parish Councillor Sue Smith

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