The churches of Holy Cross in Morton, St Leonard’s in Shirland, and St Peter’s in Stonebroom give you a warm welcome.

Gracious God, we give you thanks
for the reign of your servant Elizabeth our Queen,
and for the example of loving and faithful service
which she has shown among us.
Help us to follow her example of dedication
and to commit our lives to you and to one another,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

About our churches

Morton, Stonebroom and Shirland are rural parishes containing several diverse villages in attractive border country just a “stone’s throw” from the Derbyshire Peak District. 

The three Church of England parishes are linked together to form a United Benefice, and are a distinct Mission and Ministry Area of Derby Diocese.  

Holy Cross Church, Morton

Holy Cross Church Morton is a beautiful and tranquil old church in a peaceful, rural churchyard setting where prayers have been said for over 1000 years. 
The church supported by an active congregation, provides a lively social heart in the village alongside a lovely prayerful worship space.  We try to be a friendly, inclusive and welcoming place that gives children a high priority.  A warm welcome is offered to all who come along to our services and events.

St Leonard’s Church, Shirland

St Leonards, the Parish Church of Shirland, is situated in the centre of the village alongside the A61 between Alfreton and Chesterfield.  Recent refurbishment has made the church welcoming for children and young families.  Children are also welcome in our choir which accompanies our worship on Sundays.  One of our main aims is to be beside people at important times in their lives when they bring their children to baptism, when they marry and when they are bereaved.

St Peter’s Church, Stonebroom

The parish church of St. Peter is situated at the bottom of the village, set within a walled, lawned garden.   The atmosphere within the building is of quiet, peace and tranquillity.   Worship, fellowship groups, outreach, particularly within the local schools and taking services for the elderly in their own hall and at a nearby care home are just some of our priorities, as are pastoral care, ecumenical sharing, support for charities, social events and caring for our beautiful building.   St Peter’s offers a warm welcome to everyone.

Contact Us

Rev. Aron Simpson, priest-in-charge of the United Benefice of Morton and Stonebroom with Shirland, can be contacted at Shirland Rectory on 01773 463121.