St Edmund King & Martyr

Welcome to the Church of St Edmund.  It is open for private prayer all day, every day, unless there is a funeral or wedding. All are welcome to this ancient space where people have prayed for centuries, take a slow walk round the church or simply sit for a while.

The Churches of Peak Five welcome all to worship, irrespective of age or faith commitments. There are normally at least two services every Sunday somewhere within our benefice including a communion service at 11:15. If you can’t see showing here the Sunday service or event for which you are looking, click on the arrow in the purple ‘Our Benefice’ box. The ‘Services and Events’ page there will show all services and events within the Benefice. 

The church dates back to the 14th century but was very heavily restored in the 19th centuryThe two most impressive features of the church are its 16th century screens and the alabaster Beresford tomb. The Beresford family have a service every year, and meanwhile we welcome many Beresfords from all over the world, week to week. Just have a look at the visitors' book!

Get in touch

Revd Nicola McNally

Priest in Charge
01335 282100
What's on

Fitzherbert School Collective Worship

Every Monday at for 20 mins
St Edmund King & Martyr
Ashes Lane Fenny Bentley Ashbourne, DE6 1LD, United Kingdom

Children and staff of FitzHerbert School walk across to church for their Monday morning collective worship. parents/carers and any members of the Fenny Bentley parish are welcome to join this simple act of worship which includes prayer, singing and a short talk.

Does not occur in school holidays or on Bank Holidays.


Our Parish is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO at [email protected] or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (please call 01332 388678 or complete the Safeguarding Concern Form). If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.

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