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 Derbyshire 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.

For details of services in the benefice click here

 

SPONSOR AN EGG

Would you like to sponsor an Easter egg? 20 are needed by ACE Youth Trust to give out to the disadvantaged and vulnerable young people they work with in the Ashbourne area. They are only £4 each. If you would like to help, please give your donation to Paul or Fiona.

Top YMCA Award for Rev Paul

 

Rev Paul was in for a real surprise at the end of his service at Brailsford Church on Sunday 20th November.

Gillian Sewell, Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA in Derby presented Paul with one of their highest awards, theTim Farquhar Memorial Award.This was in recognition of all his hard work and dedication to young people who, for whatever reason, find themselves homeless.

Gillian spoke about how much Paul helps these young people in practical ways, such as making sure they have starter packs when the YMCA help them move into their first homes. He encourages people in the benefice to put together Christmas boxes for them. He is constantly fundraising and has raised over £150,000. Speaking to Gillian after the service, she said these young people are so important to Paul, the YMCA is able to tell them that someone cares. Not only does Paul feed their stomachs, he feeds their spirit and gives them hope. He gives them a voice. He saves lives.

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