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 £7220.35

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

Christingle Service

Monday 3rd December at 6.30pm

Bring the kids to light a candle for Christ's birthday. 

Christmas at St Leonard's

We hope that you will come and enjoy the Christmas Services at St Leonard's - and when you do, please be respectful of the car park at the Red Lion next door. If you wish to park there - please do call in the pub and ask permission, and park away from the pub building so that the regulars can park as well - and perhaps partake of a pint of something during the Christmas Season and enjoy the Christmas convivialities in the pub as well. 

Even better, come into the Red Lion for Beer, Bethlehem and Carols on Tuesday 18th December from 7.15pm

All of our local businesses are an important aspect of the village and we hope that a good Christmas will be had by all. 

Christmas Children

St Leonard's Church, Shirland

Saturday 8th December 2018

10.30am - 12noon in church

Everyone welcome to a morning of fun Christmas activities

Lots of crafts to make and take home

£1 per child (includes squash and biscuits)

Pay on the door

Refreshments available for adults

All welcome

Beer, Bethlehem and Carols

in the Red Lion, Shirland

on Tuesday December 18th from 7.15pm

Free admission - A collection will be taken for Shelter supporting the homeless

Come along and join in some favourite carols and Christmas songs! 

Thank you

To those who bought squares during the year on the 100 square grid. The last one was won by Maddie Childs with No 16 and Edward Latham with 39. 

Each grid has raised £60 for church funds totalling £360 over the year. We will start again in January when there will be three prizes of £25, £15 and £10. 

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