St. Editha's Church, Church Eaton
from Rev Sue Symons and all of us at St Editha's.
SERVICES AND CELEBRATIONS
We offer a variety of experience
in worship and we hope you can find a service that suits you.
Timings, including the other churches in the Benefice at Bradley, Derrington and Haughton, are in
The Rector’s Blog and the Village Magazine.
To find out more, click the links below:
PLEASE COME AND MEET US!
have an active, but small, congregation and many other villagers play a part in
We have volunteers who ring bells; sing in the village choir; sit on the PCC; work with children and young people; help with flowers, cleaning, winding the clock, care of the churchyard and with many other events and fundraising activities.
You would be very welcome if you want to help
|How to make a donation|
St Editha's is an impressive 12th century Grade II* listed church dominated by a magnificent East window with ancient tracery & 19th century glass by Kemp. The Norman tower had a spire added in the 15th century, heightened in 1879. The overall condition of the building is excellent internally and externally. We take great pride in it, we work together to preserve and maintain it and are delighted that it remains open each day for the private use of the people of Church Eaton and the many visitors it attracts.
|Take a quick tour of the Church|
Rev Sue Symons
5, Ashley Croft
|O1785 823958||steve @rutherford7.orangehome.co.uk|
"The Old Post Office"
|Tower Captain||Iain Waine||
2 Malthouse Lane
and finally - Something About Us
Church Eaton Parish has a population of 750 and is situated some 8 miles from Stafford and 8 miles from Newport Shropshire. In recent years we have lost our only village shop, post office and one of two pubs. St Editha's Church is at the heart of the local Church Eaton community; a centre of worship with a congregation that works in partnership with all local organisations. It stands opposite the Village Institute, and most major village events revolve around these two locations.
We are a rural parish and farming is still the main local occupation. The church has worked to support local farmers as they faced the challenges of foot and mouth and declining incomes. The majority of villagers work in the surrounding towns of Stafford, Telford and Wolverhampton. We live in a conservation area, but in recent years there has been significant development within the village and newcomers have swiftly joined in parish life
We work well as a community with the Parish Council, the Village Institute and the Glebelands Sports association, which has cricket and tennis facilities. The Royal Oak pub is owned by villagers and supports the church in many ways, including a harvest auction as a fundraiser. Church Eaton Primary School is an independent foundation endowment with some 117 pupils, and the church plays a major role in school life, with the Rector as an ex-officio governor.
The church is full at Christmas, for the school harvest festival and carol service, for weddings and for funerals. The Church holds occasional, well attended, concerts and is a major contributor to the annual village festival.