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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


 For the latest copy of the bulletin click here

 Benefice Community Walk

The Benefice Community Walk is on 31st May 2015. The walk can be started at each of the churches, Brailsford at 10-10:30am, Shirley from 11-11;30am, Osmaston 12 -12:30pm and Edlaston 1pm to 1:30pm. The walk will finish at Yeaveley church. You  are invited to walk either all or part of the walk, to get sponsorship or to make a donation towards church funds. If you cannot join in with the walking then help can be offered with the refreshments at each church, or providing transport back to cars. Forms need to be completed to do the walk and can be picked up from any of our churches, or the church office from April 19th. Pre-booking can be accomplished by ringing Mike or Audrey Rose on 01335342828. A detailed list of instructions for the walk will be provided when you arrive at the beginning of the walk. The children who join us for the walk will have some clues to collect at each church. A prize will then be given at Yeaveley for those who can piece the clues together to solve the puzzle. We do hope that as many people as possible can join us in some way on this Benefice fundraising walk.



Entry form and further information Click here



Thankyou for your donations which have made a great difference over the Christmas period. The photos below show the shoe boxes being collected and presentation of a hamper.





See photos added in "Gallery" section from the Farm Service

Answers from the Patchwork Quiz are here


Brailsford choir meets on a Thursday at Brailsford church from 6:30pm for an hour. For more information please ring Mahala Titterton on 01335 360703.






 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 Thursday, 21 May 2015 19:46
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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