About Us

Bringing the Heart of God to the Heart of the Community.


This beautiful little church is found in an idyllic spot on the border of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire close by the River Meden, approximately two miles away from the centre of Mansfield Woodhouse in historic Pleasley Vale. The church is equipped with a small kitchen area and toilet as well as outside parking space. Access is disabled friendly. Due to its unique character and rural setting, it is a popular venue for small, intimate weddings, concerts and quiet retreat days.


Located in the conservation area right at the heart of Mansfield Woodhouse, the warm, bright and welcoming St. Edmund’s is an attractive Grade 2 listed building. Parts of the existing church date back to before 1306 when the original stone and wooden church was rebuilt after a fire swept through the whole village.

The western tower and spire contain a ring of 6 bells, a service bell and a Sanctus bell. We have an enthusiastic and experienced bell ringers’ group. In the 1980s repairs were undertaken after mining subsidence when, as part of the renovations, an impressive 1920s Willis organ was installed. In more recent years new LED lighting, a projector with moveable screen and a loop system have been added. Some of the pews have been removed from the back of church providing an open, more adaptable space for worship and other activities.

Disabled toilets and a kitchen area have been created in the bell tower along with the Upper Room, currently used as a teaching area. We also have a dedicated toddler’s activity area at the back of church. Access is disabled friendly.