CraftThe Mid-Churnet Craft Club met on Tuesday, 24th March in St. Werburgh’s Church. Thirteen members were able to attend. Knitting was the most popular craft, with other members working on

cross stitch, crocheting, fabric flowers and Easter crafting. The Bell Ringers arrived and the church was lively. During refreshments we sang Happy Birthday to Nick.




Our Craft Club is very sociable, please come along, we would be pleased to see you!

It’s a great place to make new friends, learn something new, or just come along for a cuppa and a chat. You may also have a craft that you’d like to share with us!

We are an informal, friendly group, who are always willing to help and learn from each other.

People attend from in and around the Benefice and beyond. If you don’t have a craft, but would like to start crafting, why not come along and we’ll start you off! Meetings cost just £1.00 per session which includes refreshments. Please check the pew sheets and posters in church for our next meeting.


Dedicated in church on Sunday 12th April, 2015

Eight members of Craft Club were in church for the blessing of the kneelers, four of which were on duty for the Offertory and Elements.




Worked by ….

Mid Churnet Valley Craft Club Members

Donated by….

The Club who meet at St. Werburgh’s Church, Kingsley

Dedicated to….

All the members September 2010 – 2014








Worked by….

Diane Lucas on behalf of The Craft Club

Donated by….

Mid Churnet Craft Club

Dedicated to….

Janet Reed (a dear friend) and members of the Craft Club






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St. Werburgh’s Church, welcomed children of various ages, accompanying adults, made up of cracked 2mums/dads/grandparents and leaders for the ‘Easter Cracked Open’ service held on Good Friday. The weather outside was wet and cold, but inside church there was a great atmosphere. A lady told us that as she approached the church door, there was a wonderful buzz of activity coming from inside. Refreshments were on offer. The adults took time to look at the Stations of the Cross paintings, which were placed around the church. Several parents helped to wash up. 6 crafts were available for the children to construct and decorate.

  • A wind sock
  • A foam cross
  • An Easter story paper plate
  • Brown bags to take their crafts home in
  • Easter prayer cards which were displayed in church
  • Cress seeds

After the crafting the children and adults sat in the pews and the leaders led the worship. The children were asked questions about Good Friday and Easter Day. They were told the story of ‘Jesus dies on the Cross’, we sang ‘When I think about the Cross. Our worship was brought to an end with everyone saying The Lord’s Prayer. The leaders gave out Easter eggs to all the children to bring the morning to a close. We would like to thank everyone who gave their time to make the morning a success. Our leaders came from 3 churches in our Benefice, Messy Church and the Mid Churnet Craft Club.




A Quiet Day will be held on Saturday, 23rd May 2015 at Croft Meadows, Horton

from 10.30a.m. – 3.00p.m. Lunch will be provided – £7.00.

The speaker will be the Reverend Pat Beckett.

For further information please us the contact information on this website.

Breakfast with Santa Saturday 13th December @ Kingsley Village Hall

Saturday 13th see’s breakfast with Santa at the village hall from 10am to midday.

Santa will be on hand – its been a task and a half to get him as this is his busiest time of the year but he is coming.

Full English breakfast is £3.50 for adults and £2.00 for the children.

A visit to see Santa in his Grotto is £1.50 and includes a present.

Every one is welcome !


Santa's Grott


Christmas Tree Festival 2014

The church will be holding its annual Christmas Tree Festival on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th December within the Church.


Saturday 6th sees the Church open from 11am to 4.30pm and includes free craft activities for the children.


Sunday 7th has the Church open from 12.30pm until 4.30pm.


There are stalls and refreshments on both days and everyone is welcome.


Xmas Trees

Remembrance at the Village Memorial

The annual minutes silence preceded by the reading out of the names of the Parish’s War dead in this the centenary year of the start of the first World War took place at the Memorial on Dovedale Road on Tuesday 11th November.

A good turn out was witness to the proceedings despite a cold wind and some rain.

The service was conducted by the Reverend Carol Richardson.

The children from St Werburgh’s placed wooden crosses for each man assisted by other parishioners plus the laying  of poppy wreath’s.

The name of Leonard Edwards was read out for the first time since his death in 1920 as was the name of Stephen Allbutt who died in the second Gulf War in 2003.

Stephen’s mother now lives in the Parish.

As the bells  of the church struck 11am the gathering paused in a minutes silence.

One of St Werburgh’s pupils, nine year old Siobhan Waring composed the following poem and asked that the local paper shared it.

Her words sum up what remembrance is all about.

In Flanders field where poppies grow
At the Tower of London the poppies show
One hundred years may have past
But the memory will always last

Fathers brothers sons and all
Who fought to stop our countries fall
Each poppy stands as a mark of respect
In memory of the men we will never forget

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Remembrance Sunday Service

This coming Sunday, 9th November sees St Werburgh’s Church and the Parish Community come together to remember all those all lost their lives or suffered in the service of the country in either of the two World Wars or in other conflicts.

This years service is even more special following the news that a group of parishioners have been awarded over £6000 to commemorate those who died from the Parish in the First World War.

Reverend Carol Richardson was fortunate to join others this week at the Tower of London where she saw the ceramic poppies that are being planted to represent every British fatality in the war, in total  over 800,000 are being planted.

Carol said of her visit ‘I had a wonderful day, it was so moving to see a vast carpet of poppies and the crowd were so reverential as they looked on’

The poppies are made in Derby and can be purchased for delivery after the end  of the commemoration. It is hoped over £20 million will be made.

On Tuesday 11th November the annual commemoration event will take place at the village memorial in Dovedale Road at 11am.


Tower Poppies