St Peter, Stainby

Stainby is small rural hamlet. The population and church community are made up of commuters and their families, farmers and their families and retired people. There are no shops and the church is the only community building. We are a ‘Celebration Church’, having services only at Easter, Harvest Festival, and Christmas, and on our patronal festival.

We are a family-friendly, mixed congregation, of all ages, who are open, welcoming, generous, friendly and fun. We are neither High Church nor Low Church, but rather, we believe that “God is Love” and want to be encouraged by our worship. Our services are family focused and followed by delicious ‘bring and share’ refreshments with Pimms in the summer and mulled wine in the winter.

The church has no heating, no water and no toilets. There are four gas heaters and they make some small difference but mainly people just wrap up warmly! We are planning to crowd-fund the lighting of the church steeple so that in the evenings it may light the way for our community as a symbol of God’s love on their evening journey home.