United Benefice of Morton and Stonebroom with Shirland

St Leonard's Church News

This page contains all the latest news from St Leonard's Church, in Shirland


Were you baptised and/or married in Shirland Church? 

Do you want to see the village church open and watertight? 

The Parochial Church Council of St Leonard's Church, Shirland has been informed that urgent and substantial repairs are needed to the North and South Aisle roofs of the church. This could cost upwards of £60,000. 

A decision has been made to set up an account to raise funds for this work. 

The PCC intends to apply for grants to assist with the payments, but also needs to raise funds through donations, legacies and fund-raising in the Parish. 

We intend to hold extra fund-raising activities to help with this, but already struggle to raise enough to keep the church running on a day-to-day basis. 

We invite those who live in the Parish to support us in this venture, and welcome suggestions to help in any way with events, sponsorship etc. 

We are grateful for donations and monies raised so far amounting to £7175.35

Further donations, however small, can be sent to the PCC Treasurer, Trevor Gosling, 14 Fernlea, Shirland, Derbyshire DE55 6EP

Congratulations to Robert John Drake and Kathryn Elizabeth Richardson on their recent wedding at St Leonard's Church


Thank you to all those who supported the BBQ at David and Pam's when £250 was raised for church funds. Special thanks to David and Pam and their hard-working family who always makes everyone so welcome. 

The last 100 square grid has been drawn and the winner of the £25 with No 30 was Ian Harris, with the £15 going to Andy Walters - square sold by Janet. 

The main prizes winners in the Prize Draw were announced on the day and a full list is available in church. 

A minimarket will be held on August 4th in church from 11.30 - 13.30 when lunched will be served. Please note, there will be no bric-a-brac stall at this event. 

The Christmas fair will be on December 1st at the Miners Welfare from 12 - 2pm. Watch this space for further information nearer the time. 

St Leonard's Church Minimarket

In church

Saturday August 4th 11.30am - 1.30pm

Ploughman's lunches

Usual stalls and raffle (no bric-a-brac)

Children's activities

All welcome - Proceeds for church funds

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