Church of England Diocese of Derby Somersal Herbert

The Parish Church of St Peter & St Blaise (St P&B) Somersal Herbert

St Peter & St Blaise is a peaceful village church in the lower dove valley south of Ashbourne. It is noted for its healing and retreat ministry. Our services are simple but dignified. We use the Common Praise hymnbook but are quite used to Taize and modern worship songs. We seek to be an inclusive community. We operate an 'open altar' policy at all our eucharists - all who love the Lord Jesus are welcome to share his body and blood at Holy Communion. On fifth Sundays we do not hold a service but have an event such as a Parish Breakfast, Harvest Lunch or Supper, Afternoon Tea. Everyone is welcome and our church is open 24/7. We are members of The Small Pilgrim Place movement.

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You're invited

You are very welcome at our Advent and Christmas services and events – bring your family and friends or come along on your own. Whether it will be your first time at church or you have been before, we look forward to welcoming you!

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Revd Dr John Vickerstaff

The Rectory
Main Road


Monthly. Every Second Sunday at for 45 mins
The Parish Church of St Peter & St Blaise (St P&B) Somersal Herbert
Somersal Herbert, DE6 5PD, GB

We gather for Evening Worship once a month on the second Sunday. This usually takes the form of EVENING PRAYER according to the Franciscan Office but occasionally we hold a candlelit Eucharist or some form of service of Eucharistic Adoration. All are welcome to this quiet time at the end of the day.

2nd Sunday of the Month

Villagers worked all morning on the last day of November to decorate church for our united service and St Nicholas celebration.