United Benefice of Morton and Stonebroom with Shirland

St Peter's Church News

This page has all the latest news for St Peter's Church, Stonebroom.

Regular activities at St Peter’s Church


Every Monday afternoon 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Materials supplied if necessary.  This is a self help group, painting from photographs, still lifes, etc..



Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm

Music, religious and secular, can be provided for any instrument and all abilities.

Contact Alan Randle 01773 872643 for meeting dates.

Christmas Services

Sunday 9th 10.30 am  Christingle Service

Thursday 20th 7.30 pm    Village Carol Service

Monday 24th  Christmas Eve

6.30 pm Crib Service

11.30pm    Midnight Communion

Methodist Covenant Service

Sunday 6th January 2019

10.30 am

The Methodist Church will be holding their annual covenant service on this date.  It was decided at the Churches Together meeting that this would be a joint service for the two churches in Stonebroom which will be held at the Methodist Church and will followed by a buffet lunch.



In January we shall be holding our meeting to decide our fund raising events for 2019, at a date to be decided.  Please have a think about what we might do to attract people into the church and to raise money to keep our church vibrant and lively.

Stream of Poppies Competition

We had lots of entries over the week to guess the number of poppies on the church tower and quite a few people were close to the total,  The nearest (and therefore the winner) came within 64 poppies of the actual number of 3,536 and was (would you believe!) Father Chris who estimated that there were 3,600 ~ Well done Father Chris.

McMillan Coffee Morning 2018

A heartfelt thank you

I would like to thank each and everyone of you that came out in the rain and supported the coffee morning, everyone that baked the most amazing cakes for us all to enjoy (and they were amazing!), and everyone that did all the hard work on the day.  Dawn, Nieve, Shirley, Ben, John, Marion, Elizabeth and several others that chipped in too!

Each year I am stunned by the overwhelming generosity of our fabulous community and this year was no exception.  In fact you all helped raise the largest amount to date.  I must admit with the rain this year I was a little nervous of how this would affect the attendance. . . . I should have had more faith!  The community spirit this village has is most definitely something to be proud of.  I know I am so very proud to be part of it.

You fabulous, fabulous people raised a staggering


Thank you all so much for making the day such a success.

Many thanks ~ until next year!

Diane Aspinall

WW1 Commemoration Week

Words are hardly adequate to express thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make our commemoration week so successful.  The stream of poppies on the tower and the decorations and exhibits inside the church were wonderful.  The presentation by Shirland Welfare Band in memory of Edward Fawbert was truly moving, as was the play written by Steve, a local resident.  Thanks to everyone in the team who made this production successful.  Many people came throughout the week, made possible by the stewards who kept an eye on the exhibits in the church.  On a financial note a total of £392.89 was raised for church funds and a cheque for £260.00 is being sent to The Royal British Legion.

Many, many thanks to everyone and just one final comment ~ we don’t want to see another poppy for quite a long time!

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