United Benefice of Morton and Stonebroom with Shirland

St Peter's Church News

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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.


Just when you thought you could relax, now that we have made lots of poppies, it’s time to start fixing them to the netting to provide out stream of poppies for our WW1 commemorations.  We shall be meeting for the first three Wednesdays in October (the 4th Wed is our bonfire night).

Please try and come along for, as they say, “Many hands make light work”.  We shall be meeting at 7 o’clock in church.


Now in it’s 4th year, Diane will once again be hosting a

Macmillan Coffee Morning at

Stonebroom Methodist Church



From 10 am until 2pm

Your support over the last few years has been amazing.  I would love to see you all once again to enjoy more coffee, scrumptious cakes and good company!  A good chance to have a catch up with old friends and neighbours.

If you haven’t time to stay – no problem! – pop in, choose your cakes and take them home in a box to enjoy later at your leisure!

Many thanks for your continued support (:

Diane Aspinall X

Wednesday 21st October

Church Bonfire at 7.00 pm

WE shall be lighting our annual bonfire in the church garden on this evening.  Please come along and join us for an enjoyable social evening.  Any food or drink to share with our fellow revellers will be greatly appreciated.


Bike Ride

A very big thank you to David Bird for his sponsored bike ride and to those who sponsored him.  £95 was raised for church funds.

Gardening Morning

Many thanks to all those who gave their time and effort to blitz the garden – to all gutter repairers and cleaners, pruners and weeders.  We are also now ensured of a plentiful supply of wood for the bonfire.

Looking forward to November

1918 ~ Lest we forget

During November St Peter’s will be hosting a week of events to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War 1 beginning on Saturday 10th with a special concert by Shirland Welfare Band, details below

On the morning of Sunday 11th there will be the village Service of Remembrance and the laying of wreaths at the war memorial, followed in the evening by the nationwide commemoration described in Councillor Smith’s article which will include a short service and the lighting of a Beacon at St Peter’s.  The church will then be open all week from 10 until 4 for an exhibition of art by local residents depicting aspects of the war.  The church tower will be decorated all week with a stream of hand crafted poppies. 

The commemorations close on Saturday 17th with a play written by a local resident telling the story of one young soldier’s experience of the war.

Stonebroom Armistice Centenary

7.30pm 10th November 2018

Shirland Welfare Band, conducted by Marie Fawbert-Smith will present an evening of music and celebration of the Armistice Centenary.  This will not be a religious service, which will as usual take place on Remembrance Sunday.

At the back of St Peter’s there is a file giving the stories of the lives of the thirty-six men whose names appear on the war memorial on the church tower.  All those men’s  families will have known the void that was left with the death of their soldier relatives.

We shall be concentrating on one of those names in particular, and talking about his life and family in Stonebroom.   He was a young Bandsman who joined the Sherwood Foresters Regiment as soon he was 15 years old, but was to die in France aged only 18 in the last year of the War.

That Bandsman was our conductor’s uncle, Edward Fawbert.  

Despite his tragic death, Edward’s legacy was to inspire his brothers and following generations, both by their playing and teaching, to spread the joy of music locally, nationally and internationally.

We will honour and celebrate Edward and all those who gave their tomorrows for our todays.

There will be a collection for St Peter’s Church and The Royal British Legion.

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