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Welcome to our Church.

Welcome to St Michael’s Church, Pleasley.

Come and worship with our friendly congregation of all ages. Visitors often comment on the warm and relaxed atmosphere in our church.

Visit us throughout the year and attend one of our events, or just come and enjoy the peace in this ancient building, where people have been praising God since the 12th Century.

St Michael’s is one of four churches which make up the East Scarsdale Team Ministry, MMA 11, in the Diocese of Derby. The other churches are Holy Trinity at Shirebrook, Holy Cross serving Upper Langwith and Langwith Bassett and St Luke’s at Whaley Thorns.


Holy Communion each Sunday at 9:15 am except

the 3rd Sunday in each month, which is a Family Service held at 9:15 am.

Sunday Club is held during the service most Sundays

A joint Team Service is held when a fifth Sunday occurs in the month. See the Calendar for further details

Team Rector:

Rev’d John Draycott and his wife Violet.


Team Vicar:

 Rev’d Karen Bradley

OLM (Ordained Local Minister)

Rev’d June Palmer


Canon Emeritus Keith Bingley

Don’t miss our busy weekend at St Michael’s Church May 13th & 14th 2017

Appassionata: Harp & Flute

Evening Concert in St Michael’s

Sunday 14th May, 7:30 pm

Adults £10, 16 & under £3

Tickets from Val Gamble 01623 810035

or e mail:

Come along for a fantastic evening of

music in a wonderful setting

Rachel Holt was educated at schools in Mansfield before studying at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), and was a prize winner in the Young Artists' competition of the International Flute Association, held in the USA.  She is Principal Flute with Sinfonia Viva, for many years performed with the Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra, is a member of the chamber ensemble Zephyr Winds and often works with the Northern Ballet Theatre.  As a freelance performer, she plays with many of Britain's leading orchestras, including the Hallé and Philharmonia.  She teaches at Chetham's School of Music and several private schools and taught at the Junior School at the RNCM for many years. She is a regular flute tutor for the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain.

Anna Christensen is one of the most versatile and adaptable harpists in the UK.  After gaining a degree in music in her native New Zealand, she was the resident harpist in the Hotel Intercontinental in Bahrain.  Completing her MA in music at the University of Wales, she then returned to NZ for several years to work as Principal Harpist with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.  She was also harpist in residence for New Zealand Government House where she played for receptions and guests including the Emir of Bahrain, the Governor-General of Fiji, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.

Baptisms and Weddings:

Arrangements for Baptisms and Weddings should be made at the Team Office in Holy Trinity Church , Shirebrook, which is open between 5:30 and 7:00 pm each Wednesday.

In case of any difficulty contact:

Mrs Hayley Hallowes

Tel: 01623 810777  mob: 07970 371110

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