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.

Cricket – One for All and All for Runs

David Joyce – career best innings against Wootton

This was a remarkable match on many levels. A glass like outfield meant ten fielders always felt woefully inadequate and bowlers had to get used to defensive pushes racing to the boundary, even up the famous Wootton slope. Under an unforgiving sun and faced with an experienced Wootton top order making a strong start, it looked like a damage limitation exercise for the Gargoyles in trying to keep the score below 220. A long hot afternoon with batsmen dominating seemed inevitable……..

Click here for the full match report …

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