During Services and Events (See calendar). At other times by arrangement with Churchwarden
St Mary's Church, Coton in the Elms serves a village of some 800 residents is situated within the National Forerst boundary and is midway between the M42/A42 junction and the A38. The village is located at the furthest point from the sea (Daily Mail/OS 2000) being 66miles from the nearest coast.
The church has a tall steeple visible from some distance. The church was renovated in 2000 with aid of lottery funding and it now has disabled toilet facilities, baby changer and a small kitchen. Following a generous donation it is now equipped with a PA system and Hearing Loop
The pews in the Nave have been removed and replaced with individual chairs on a fitted carpet. The Chancel can be curtained off and this enables a large area to be used for social purposes such as coffee mornings, Rainbows/Brownies meetings, whist drives, Bingo, concerts, suppers and other entertainment. The church is available for private functions by arrangement at a reasonable fee with free use of seating, tables and the kitchen facilities
Some of the older gravestones were removed leaving a large grassed area on which the Village Fete can be held. The southern part of the Peak District, some 30 miles away, is visible from the East end of the churchyard.
Part of a benefice with St Laurence: Walton upon Trent, St Mary's: Rosliston, and St John the Baptist: Croxall.
Coton in the Elms
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