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 £7214.35

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


To those who bought squares on the latest 100 square grid. The winner of the £25 was No 45 Eileen Riley and Lisa Smith won the £15 with No 29. £60 was raised for church funds. 

The Christmas fair will be on December 1st at the Miners Welfare from 12 - 2pm. Prize draw tickets will be available from the end of October. 


Saturday 6th October

10.30am - 12noon in church

Everyone welcome to have some harvest fun. Lots of crafts and activities. 

£1 per child ... pay on the door (includes squash and biscuits)


Tuesday October 9th at 7.30pm

At the Red Lion, Shirland

Harvest hymns, quiz and supper

Tickets £5 each

Proceeds for local farmers and bishop's harvest appeal


In church

Saturday October 20th 11.30am - 1.30pm

Ploughman's lunches, stalls and raffle, children's actitivites

All welcome ... Proceeds for church funds

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