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Welcome to the website of the United Benefice of Brailsford, Edlaston, Osmaston,
Shirley and Yeaveley - five churches working in close partnership, in the south
of the Derby Dales. There are a variety of services each Sunday and during
the week and you will be very welcome at any of them. Whether you
are looking for a church, wanting to get married or have your child
baptised or have questions about Christianity we hope this website
will answer your questions. If it doesn't please give us a call.


Sunday Services

For details of all our Sunday Services
click here

Midweek Services
For details of our Mid-week services
click here

Community Groups
For details of community groups in the Benefice
click here


Easter Services

Thursday 17th April Yeaveley 7:00pm Service  
Good Friday 18th April Edlaston 2:00 - 4:00pm  Quiet Reflection  
  Brailsford 7:00pm Communion  
Easter Sunday 20th April Shirley 9:15am Commuinion Paul Taylor
  Yeaveley 9:15am Communion Nat Reuss
  Osmaston 9:15am Commuinion Edmund Urquhart
  Brailsford 10:45am Commuinion Paul Taylor
  Edlaston 10:45am Commuinion Nat Reuss

Easter Sunday 20th & Monday 21st April
Osmaston Church
Easter opening to enjoy the floral decorations.
Sunday    2:00 - 4:00pm
Monday   11:00 - 4:00pm

Easter Monday 21st April

Brailsford Church Open Day 10-4pm. Bell Ringing Demonstrations, Organ Recitals, Easter Flowers, Sales of Artwork. Teas /Coffees for sale. 

Click here for the latest version of the bulletin. 

See how your donations have helped the YMCA and the young people in Derby. New section added to this website " In the Community "


Easter Eggstravaganza, Friday 18th April 2014, 9:45- 12:15 at Osmaston Church 

Booking is now available. Press here for further information and a booking form.





You are invited to attend Shirley Church on Sunday 18th May for the morning service when special thought will be given to those who gave their lives serving their Country in all Wars


After the Service we will sow some Poppy seeds in the Cemetery in preparation for marking the start of World War One in August 1914.




8.45am to 9.15am                        Visual presentation with Tea / Coffee


9.15am to 10am                            Service and Poppy Seed Planting





 Church Wardens 'Sworn In' by Archdeacon 


On Thursday 6th June our ten church wardens gathered at St. Mary's church, Marston on Dove for the annual visitation of the Archdeacon the Ven. Dr. Christopher Cunliffe.  They were sworn in during a service which celebrated the importance of our church wardens in the continuing mission and ministry of the church. Our wardens are (from L-R): Tony Taylor, Ray Jones, Kevin Needham, Jennifer Swabey, Jerry Haynes, Betty Harrison, Chris Morison, Gerald Parker, Philip Beetham and Simon Thompson. 

 Need to Borrow a Wheelchair?

We have been given a wheechair which is available for use at any of our church services or events.

If you would like to borrow it - please contact us at the church office giving at least 3 days notice if possible.


Last Updated on Saturday, 05 April 2014 18:58
United Benefice support for Rwanda PDF Print E-mail

PCCs from the five churches within the Benefice are supporting five young Rwandan students through higher education programmes.  Click here for the latest update.

Coffee Shop PDF Print E-mail
Come along and join us at The Coffee Shop, Brailsford Methodist Church Tuesdays 9.30-11.30am.
Confirmation PDF Print E-mail
If you would like to discuss being confirmed, please contact the Church office on 01335 361239.

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