Ashover church tower A modern stained glass window inside St Mark's Handley Christ Church Wessington seen through Spring daffodils Holy Trinity Church Brackenfield

White and gold floral arrangement by the pulpit in Ashover ChurchIf you would like information on a baptism, wedding or funeral please contact Celia Kelly.

Christmas Tree with Children in Ashover Church
The children decorated the Christmas tree in Ashover Church

Welcome to our website

Welcome to our website and to our four churches set in the rolling farmland of the Amber Valley in Derbyshire. The parishes of our four churches lie within the Church of England Diocese of Derby.

We believe we can live out our Christian faith by "working and playing together, with God, for people" - this is the motto of the Amber Churches. To learn more about us and our churches, have a look round our website - and we hope we will be able to greet you soon in person.


Our services are continuing in churches but please wear a mask and be prepared to distance yourselves from other groups; please check the calendar for January (link in the righthand column). Some of our usual events are being cancelled; there will be no Coffee Shop in January, no Filmtime in January and the Pantomime for 2022 has had to be cancelled. We will get back to normal just as soon as it is safe for everyone to do so.

Our Faith - Christianity

Maybe you have questions about what it means to be a Christian - what we believe, how a man called Jesus who died 2000 years ago can be saviour and a friend. Please click on this link to learn more about Christianity.

Our Aim - To Love our Neighbour

If you are in need of practical or emotional support, maybe we can help. Ashover Church has a team ready to listen to you. Love Your Neighbour

Our Lifeline - Prayer

A small group of church members pray regularly in confidence for special concerns and for the community; if you would like prayer for yourself or a situation, please telephone a member of the Ministry Team.

If you would like to see how Christians talk to God through prayer, or get hints on how to set about this, please click on this link.

Prayer of the Month

Lord God,
Thank you that you sent Jesus to be a light in our darkness.
Through the coming dark weeks of winter
Keep the thrill of Christ's arrival alive in our minds,
Keep the joy of Christmas before our eyes,
Keep the warmth of your love burning in our hearts,
And help us to show it to others we meet.