Stainton, Hilton and Brookfield Churches

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    Stainton, Thornton, Maltby, Hilton and Brookfield.

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    What's New? - Updated on 26th June 2020


    Click here for our page about the Stainton weekly e-News and other resources for "worship at home" during the Coronavirus outbreak; and click here if you would like to sign-up to receive by e-mail the weekly e-News.


    What is happening in our three Churches because of the Coronavirus pandemic?

    Sadly, we are unable to hold Sunday services or other activities in our Churches at present.

    Prayers for our village, nation, and beyond will however still be said regularly by members of Stainton Church.

    We assure you of our love and concern at this time.

    If you would like to speak to a member of the clergy please contact the

    Area Dean, Revd Canon John Ford, tel: 01642 964664


    This information is correct as of 19/6/2020.

    The Diocese of York has issued guidance for Churches about Coronavirus Covid-19 which can be found  here; the Church of England has also issued guidance which can be found here.

    This information is correct as of 30/4/2020

    In light of the Government guidance to avoid non‑essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that:

    Public and private worship in our three Churches is suspended until further notice,

    and no Sunday services or other activities will take place.


    The three PCCs will be each developing a Coronavirus Parish Continuity Plan to enable our mission and ministry to continue as far as possible.

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    Vicar moves to pastures-new

    Our last Vicar, Revd Vivienne Hatton, has moved to a new post in the Diocese of Hereford. We are now in what is known as a "period of vacancy". We look forward to discussions with the Diocese, Archdeaconry and Deanery about the appointment of a new Priest for our three Parishes.

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    Once the Coronavirus pandemic is over we expect to return to our usual pattern of services as follows:

    9.15 am: Holy Communion, St Margaret's, Brookfield

    11.00 am: Holy Communion, St Peter & St Paul's, Stainton

    8.00am: Holy Communion, St Peter's, Hilton (*)

    (*) On the fifth Sunday of the month it will be Evensong at 6.00pm and

    on the third Sunday the service will be Morning Praise at 9.30am

    On the first Sunday of each month there will be just one Holy Communion service for the Church Family (Plurality). The services will be all be at 11.00am and will be held at:

    Brookfield (Jan, Apr, July and Oct);

    Stainton (Feb, May, Aug and Nov); and

    Hilton (Mar, Jun, Sept and Dec).

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    On Wednesdays during term-time in Hilton Church there is a weekly Wardens' "Pop-in"

    The Church will be open from 10am til 11am when you will be welcome to come in for a cuppa and a chat.

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    On Thursdays in Brookfield Church Room; and

    on Tuesdays in Stainton Parish Room

    there is a weekly "Drop-In".

    All will be welcome to come to one or both "Drop-Ins" any time between 2.00pm and 3.30pm for a cup of tea or coffee, a biscuit and a chat (no charge).

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      Stainton Church                      Hilton Church                          Brookfield Church

    St Peter's Church, Hilton, St Peter & St Paul's Church, Stainton, and St Margaret's Church, Brookfield, are all dedicated:

    • to being a visible Christian presence within the communities they serve,
    • to holding those communities before God in prayer,
    • making real and valued contributions to addressing issues,
    • offering pastoral care, and support, and
    • providing places and patterns of worship to help people from all walks of life to draw closer to God and worship Him.

    The Stainton and Hilton Churches have a rich and long heritage of service:

    • St Peter's dating back to the 12th Century in the present building; 
    • St Peter and St Paul's having a foundation which  probably dates back to the 7th Century.

    Brookfield Church was originally a "daughter church" within Stainton Parish:

    • St Margaret's became a Parish in its own right in 1988.
    In the 21st Century all three buildings and worshipping communities offer beautiful venues for weddings and Baptisms and we hope to welcome families to celebrate these special events with us.

    We hope that you can find the information you are looking for about our Churches, but if not, please do contact us



    Vicar:                   Position vacant


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