St Peter’s Church, Alstonefield, Nr Ashbourne, DE6 2FX
There will be an outdoor, family-friendly Candlemass service on Sunday, 23rd January – please see full details from this Link
Our church costs £43 every day to maintain. If you would like to make a donation towards this, please use the following link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/saint-peters-alstonefield
You can also help to share the cost of maintaining the church by becoming a Friend of St. Peter’s for a minimum annual donation of £10. Click here for details.
Thank you for your support.
If you are interested in family history and have roots in Alstonefield, you may also be interested in purchasing the full database containing all headstone & memorial inscriptions for £7.50.
The Benefice of Alstonefield, Ilam & Wetton
Vicar: The Revd. John Austerberry
Tel: 01335 310002 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Churches are now open for Sunday services, private prayer and for visitors. Please continue to wear a face covering and use the hand sanitiser provided in all of our churches. Thank you.
7th November: Holy Communion at Alstonefield 11am
14th November: 10.45am Remembrance Service (s) Vicar led at Holy Cross, Ilam, Lay led (Wetton & Alstonefield joint service) at St. Margaret’s,Wetton
NB: Rev John will hold a short service of commemoration outside at Alstonefield War Memorial at 12 noon
21st November: 11am Holy Communion at St. Margaret’s,Wetton
28th November: 11am 1st Sunday of Advent Lay led Morning Worship at Alstonefield
5th December: 11am Holy Communion at Alstonefield
12th December: 10.30am Holy Communion at Ilam
19th December: 11am Holy Communion at Wetton
23rd December: 6.30pm Carols by Candlelight at Alstonefield
24th December: Christmas Eve
4pm – Crib service at Ilam
4pm – Carol Service at Wetton
Midnight Mass: Holy Cross, Ilam at 11pm
Christmas Day: Holy Communion at Alstonefield at 10.30am
26th December: Holy Communion at Wetton 11am
Previous YouTube services:
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*Please note we are currently reviewing our Safeguarding Policy to ensure it remains fit for purpose.
St Peter’s Church is on the Peak Pilgrimage route between Ilam and Eyam. The Pilgrimage is described as ‘ A soul restoring walk through the Peak Park’. For more details click here
Full Peal of St Peter’s church bells
Boiler House & Oil Tank project – Autumn 2015
The boiler house (asbestos) roof was removed in September, as were the old, rotten, wooden doors. Whilst the roof was off, the old oil tank was removed and a smaller, double bunded tank lifted into place. Thanks to Mike Griffin for his invaluable help. Alliance Technical then replaced the roof with fire retardant cement sheets and installed two new metal fire doors. The church is grateful for funding from the Leaden Boot Committee, which has contributed significantly to these improvements. As the new oil tank takes up a fraction of the space of the old one, we now have a large storage space to use as well!
Next project (ongoing) – installing a toilet in the south porch.
Alstonefield Memory Days
Would you like to remember a dearly loved family member or friend in a rather unique way? Alstonefield Memory Days offers a way to do just that. Please contact Carrie Osborne (01335 310453) or Marion Beloe (01335 310253) for further details, or pick up a leaflet in church.
In 2020, Alstonefield will celebrate Wakes on 28th June
Major Repairs to the Church Tower
The essential conservation work on the church tower has been completed. For more information click here
Our Church costs £43 every day to maintain. If you would like to make a donation towards this, please use the paypal ‘donate’ button above. Thank you. Also, if you are interested in family history and have roots in Alstonefield, you may be interested in purchasing the full database containing all headstone & memorial inscriptions for £6. Please go to our Family History and Headstones pages for more information. In addition the PCC has launched the Friends of St Peter’s Alstonefield group to foster links outside the Parish, which you can join for £10 per annum.
Burials and Funerals
St Peter’s Church is your Parish Church. If you have any questions about burials or funerals, please check our Burial and Funeral Policy, and / or contact the Vicar or Church Warden.
Other Groups within St Peter’s
St. Peters is fortunate to have an active team of Bellringers, who meet on Wednesday evenings. Volunteers from the community form the Clockwinders Team, who not only take turns to wind the clock, but keep us entertained at Christmas.
We also have a Flower Rota. There are still spaces available. Please sign up by phoning the co-ordinator, Ann Colclough on 310477