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St. Editha's Church, Church Eaton


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Welcome from Rev Sue Symons and all of us at St Editha's.
The Church is at the heart of the local community; a centre of worship with a
congregation that makes a real contribution to village life.


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:

United benefice web site is now closed

The Village Magazine

Find out more about Services, Baptisms, Confirmation, Weddings & Celebrations

Bereavement and Burials

Sunday school


 We have an active, but small, congregation and many other villagers play a part in church life.
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

What’s on - news and events

Our mission action plan 2011

Who’s on the PCC and what do we do?

Church music – the organ and choir

Bells and bell-ringers

The living churchyard

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

A short history

Who was St Editha?

The building

Restoration projects


Position Holder


Telephone e-mail

Rev Sue Symons

"The Rectory"
Rectory Lane
ST18 9HU

O1785 780608

Churchwarden Daphne Rutherford

5, Ashley Croft
Church Eaton
ST20 0AB

O1785 823958 steve
Churchwarden Ralph Howarth

"The Old Post Office"
High Street
Church Eaton
ST20 0AG

O1785 823049

PCC Secretary

Michael Faarup

High Street
Church Eaton
ST20 0AG

O1785 824606


PCC Treasurer

Tower Captain Iain Waine 2 Malthouse Lane
Church Eaton
ST20 0AZ
O1785 82

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.

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