• Welcome to the website of the Church of England in

    Stainton, Thornton, Maltby, Hilton and Brookfield.

    You can find out about our Safeguarding at these links: Stainton, Hilton and Brookfield


    What's New? - Updated on 15th January 2021

    Important - Proposal to re-unite Hemlington and Stainton

    The Church Commissioners are proposing to re-unite Hemlington and Stainton Parishes. Full details can be found at this link; the closing date for comments to reach the Church Commissioners is 15th February 2021

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    Public Worship resumes in our Churches

    The Government’s new four-tier system of Covid 19 requirements places Middlesbrough and Stockton Council areas in Tier 4 from 00.01hrs on Saturday 26th December 2020 but allows Communal Worship in our Churches to continue. Our Parish Priest Claire will resume the normal pattern of weekly services from and including Wednesday 2nd December 2020 as follows:

    Brookfield:      Holy Communion at 10.00am on Wednesdays and at 9.30am on Sundays (these services will be live-streamed (*) on the Brookfield Facebook page – see below for details).

    Stainton:         Holy Communion at 11.00am on Sundays

    Hilton:             The Church remains closed for the time being – Claire and Hilton PCC are hoping to re-open the Church early in the New Year. Sally and Barbara, the Churchwardens, are looking forward to Christmas next year and want to fill it with angels for Advent 2021 [Editor's Note: you can see some of the angels here]. There are numerous (knitting) patterns on the internet but if you would like a copy of the knitting pattern used by Sally please send her a request by e-mail (sallyhamlin22@btinternet.com) and she will send you one. Please start making your knitted angels, the more you make the more spectacular it will be!

    (*) You can find the St Margaret of Scotland, Brookfield Facebook page at this link.

    Please click here to see the updated calendar.

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    Links to the three Parish Facebook pages added at the bottom of the Homepage

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    Clergy Support

    If you need support from a Priest please contact Claire on this

    telephone number: 01642 - 294582

    Claire's day off is on Friday;

    if you ring her then you can leave a message on her answerphone and she will return your call

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    Please click here to see our Covid19 update.

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    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.

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    Church Annual Meetings 2020

    Click here to read about the Stainton meetings held on 6th September 2020

    Click here to read about the Hilton meetings held on 10th September 2020

    Click here to read about the Brookfield meetings to be held at 2pm on 25th November 2020

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    This information is correct as of 2/1/2021.

    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.

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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

    Email: BSHPlurality@hotmail.com


    Priest-in-Charge:  Revd Claire Todd


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