St. Peter’s Church

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:

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:



Coronavirus update

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.

November services

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

December services

5th December: 11am Holy Communion at Alstonefield

12th December: 10.30am Holy Communion at Ilam

19th December: 11am Holy Communion at Wetton

Christmas services

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:

Please click the following links for previous online YouTube services:

Songs of Praise Service for Sunday 12 July 2020

Songs of Praise Service for Sunday 5 July 2020

Songs of Praise service for 14 June 2020

Pentecost Sunday

Seventh Sunday of Easter 

Sixth Sunday of Easter – Nurses Day Service

Fifth Sunday of Easter Service

Fourth Sunday of Easter Service

Second Sunday of Easter 

Easter Sunday Service

Good Friday Service

Maundy Thursday Service

Palm Sunday Service

Mothering Sunday Service 2020

Safeguarding Policy*

Safeguarding Policy

*Please note we are currently reviewing our Safeguarding Policy to ensure it remains fit for purpose.

Peak Pilgrimage

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

Lichfield & Walsall Archdeaconries Society
Alstonefield, Staffordshire
St Peter
Sunday, 22 May 2016 in 2h47 (10–3–10 in G)
5040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Cunecastre, Carlisle, Netherseale, Bourne, Norwich, Ipswich, Cambridge.
1David L Towell
2Matthew Lawrence
3Gail K Lawrence
4Stuart C W Hutchieson (C)
5Timothy M Davis
6Andrew C Ogden

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


St. Peter’s Quiz Answers (click to view)

Friends of St. Peter

Parochial Church Council

Tower Restoration Project

Water Project