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St. Michael and All Angels' Church

General Information

St Michael and All Angels' Church, Stramshall

Stramshall Church
image courtesy of Gwynn Gurney

St Michael’s church, Stramshall, is part of the Diocese of Lichfield. The parish of Stramshall covers an area which includes Stramshall, Spath, Crakemarsh and Beamhurst.

Communion services are held on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Morning prayers are held on the first, third and any fifth Sundays, all at 9.30am. There is a short service at 9.00am every Wednesday morning. No matter whether it is your first visit or your thousand and first visit, you are very welcome to attend any service.

The priest in charge is the Reverend Joe Cant.

Volunteers are always welcome for those prepared to read lessons, help at fairs and events,clean the church or act as sidesperson (welcoming people into church and handing out hymn books and service sheets); if you are interested, please contact the Churchwarden, Chris Gurney, on 01889 562338.

The church itself was designed by Thomas Fradgley, who also designed St Mary’s church in Uttoxeter, and Marchington church. (It is said that the Stramshall church design was intended for Marchington and vice versa). The church was built between 1852 and 1854 and features some attractive stained glass.

Service Schedule

St Michael's Church Altar Screen

Church Screen
image courtesy of Chris Gurney

Sunday Service at 9.30 am or 5.00/6.00 pm.

Communion services are held on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Morning prayers are held on the first and any fifth Sundays, all at 9.30am. Morning prayers on the third Sunday are held at 5.00pm in winter and 6.00pm in summer. A short service at 9.00am every Wednesday morning.

Special services are held to commemorate Palm Sunday, Easter, Mothering Sunday, Harvest Festival, Remembrance Sunday and over the Christmas period, including carol and crib services and midnight communion. Announcements and timings of these are posted on this page at the appropriate time.

 

Church Events

St Michael's Churchyard

Church Yard
image courtesy of Chris Gurney

The church organises a number of events throughout the year. These include Spring and Christmas Fairs, Chinese Auctions, Harvest Supper and other fundraising and community activities. Announcements about them are made on the home page and more detailed information is set out on this page. For information on church events, please contact Ivy Spencer on 01889 562157

 

Next Events

Christmas Fayre - Saturday 5th December at 2.30pm in the Village Hall. All the usual stalls, competitions and refreshments.

Last Event

Harvest Festival - Sunday 27th September in St Micael's Church at 5.00pm - . Donations of flowers to decorate the church and non-perishable food which will be donated to the local food bank would be welcome.

Harvest Supper - Monday 28th September in Vallage Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £7.00 and £3.50 for Children. Contact Ivy on 562157