Dramatic Finale Not in The Script

A dramatic sky to match the game at Alstonefield

What a thriller this turned out to be. A hugely enjoyable match, watched by a large contingent from Abbots Bromley CC, nonetheless had developed an air of predictability as the Abbots Bromley innings took its course. Alstonefield CC’s 182 for 8 off 30 overs always felt a nudge over par and even with a strong batting line up, the visitors had struggled to dominate the Gargoyles’ bowlers, scoring at a consistent 5 runs per over throughout their innings, when they actually needed 6. So to the last over and the maths held true, with 29 runs needed for victory…

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Village events – what’s coming up

  • Sat 28 July, 7.30pm – Monarchy, Marriages, Monks & Martyrs – the messy birth of the Anglican church
    An illustrated talk by Ken Sharples, in the church – part of the Ann Green Festival. More details here.
  • Friday 10 August 7.30pm – Rural life in Ann Green’s time: living in an upland landscape around 1518
    An illustrated talk in the church by Professor Christopher Dyer, Emeritus Prof. University of Leicester – part of the Ann Green Festival. More details here.
  • Sat 18 August, 8pm – Gordon Giltrap (Village Hall)
    Guitar instrumentalist with over 25 albums and several hits to his name.
  • Sat 29 September, 8pm – Ruth Notman + Dan Britton & Chris Conway (Village Hall)
    BBC Young Folk Award winner joined by multi-instrumental duo

More details of future concerts  can be found on our events page here.  Please do book early as our concerts often sell out early.

For other information about current activities including church services in Alstonefield and the surrounding parishes, you can find the ‘Village Newsletter‘ (a PDF file) on this link.

St Peter’s Church

For information regarding recent changes to the Benefice, and also July services across the new benefice, including the annual St. Peter’s Wakes service, please click here

292 people compete in the 8th Leaden Boot Challenge on Sunday 20 May

Amazingly, over 250 of these people, not forgetting several dogs, completed the challenge of walking or running a marathon distance of 26.2 miles in under 12 hours.  It was a hot day for those taking part but the views were amazing with bluebells, garlic and mayblossom in full bloom.  The first person home, Kurt Fitch of Nottingham, was twenty minutes ahead of the rest of the field.

Over 50 local people helped to make the event possible by organising refreshments for the competitors, marking the route and manning the checkpoints.  Enough funds were raised to support St Peter’s Church, Alstonefield and Wetton Village Halls and Wetton and Alstonefield Community First Responders.

Results can be found on the Leaden Boot Challenge page.

Staffordshire Farm Watch.

We’re all aware of the rise in rural crime, particularly within the farming sector.

Staffordshire Police are working with local communities in the Moorlands area to tackle these issues and have set up a Facebook page to keep everyone up to date.

Please visit and ‘like’ their page at: https://www.facebook.com/StaffsFarmWatch/

If you see or hear anything suspicious, please call the police non-emergency number: 101.

You can also sign up to receive communications from the police by downloading this form:

Moorlands Farm Watch