Wetton St Margaret, Wetton

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At the heart of a small Staffordshire village high in the White Peak between the River Dove and the River Manifold, the Church of St Margaret's Wetton is an unassuming place of worship which has served our community since at least the 14th century.

Only the tower remains of whatever was the 14th century Church. There was a Great Fire in 1820 which destroyed everything else; but the nave was re-built straightaway. Look at our photo gallery: some of you might think the inside of the Church lacking in grand design; but we think of it as somewhere that the village can feel at home. We think of the generations who have come to the Church to mark the milestones of their lives; or in despair or in joy; or simply to thank God for his goodness at the seasons of the year. 

Still today our mission statement is "In the community, for the community, with the community".

And remember that "community" embraces everyone who stays in our village for a holiday (or anywhere near enough to visit) - and of course visiting walkers or others passing through.

Our Church is also a quiet place to be - and open daily from 9am to late afternoon/early evening. Some thank God in the Church on their own; some seek solace; and some - possibly walkers sheltering from the rain - find an unexpected tranquillity. Our Church is yours.

Come along to our services (but do check them out under events as services change from month to month; or, if you're in the village, look at the notice board in the Church porch). We don't mind muddy boots - we do like dogs - and you can park bicycles in Church.

As of January 2016, there is a Vacancy in our Benefice. Our services of Holy Communion will be United Benefice Services - on February 7th at Warslow at 1lam, and here in Wetton on 21st February at 11am. We have our own Parish services as well - please look under "events" for details.

And please do follow contact details to get in touch with the Churchwardens. We'll do everything we can to help you.



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01335 310155 (Rosemary Crafts, Churchwarden)

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Holy Communion
United Benefice Service - Rev'd David Watkins officiating
Sunday 21st February 2016 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Morning Worship
Sunday 28th February 2016 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship


(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass
Church Open Daily from 9am to late afternoon / early evening
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4131
Diocesan ID: 20/246
Built: rb1820/Tower 14 cent
Architect: Mark Parsons
Archdeaconry: STOKE-ON-TRENT (202)
Deanery: ALSTONFIELD (20201)
Benefice: Alstonfield Butterton Ilam etc (20/009CW)
Parish Legal Name: WETTON (200246 20/246)
CofE Church Info: (620246 20/246)
Short URL: acny.uk/4131/
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The current editor is: Rosemary Crafts

This page was last updated on Monday 1st February 2016
Wetton St Margaret , At the centre of the village. A footpath through the Churchyard runs from close to the village green (and Royal Oak pub) to the Village Hall., Wetton, Staffordshire, DE6 2AF

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