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 £8911.45

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

Beer and Carols

Thank you to everyone who packed the Red Lion for our annual beer and carols event. Special thanks to Rick and Jane for providing some excellent refreshments, and for allowing us to use the pub! There was some seriously good singing, accompanied by Katharine, fun with the quiz, and Lynn did sterling work selling raffle tickets. The total raised for Shelter was £167, so thank you all once again!

Festive Raffle

We held a raffle in aid of the Roof Fund with festive prizes and raised £184. Thank you to all who sold and bought tickets. 


Saturday 25th January 

10.30am - 12noon in church

With bacon butties, toasted teacakes and the usual stalls and raffle

Christmas Children

Thank you to everyone who supported this event and to our dedicated helpers. A total of £116 was raised for the Children's Fund. 

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