St. Mary's Church, Rolleston-on-Dove
St. Mary's Church
Church Road, Rolleston-on-Dove

Rector: Rev Ian Whitehead
Rolleston Rectory, Church Road, Rolleston on Dove, DE13 9BE
tel: 810151

Associate Minister: Rev. Pip Short (tel: 813640)

Anyone wishing to make arrangements for baptisms, weddings or funerals should contact the Rev. Whitehead.
"The vicar who married us in Rolleston was wonderful" (Quote taken from




tel. 07790 435 283
tel. 07715 521 935

Lay Readers

Carol Webster
David Bousie



Scripture Union Rep

Rev. Ian Whitehead

PCC Secretary

Lynne Roberts


tel. 521 570

Schoolroom bookings

Dennis Dickinson

16 Shotwood Close

tel. 07717 840 994


Tom Martin

43 The Lawns

tel. 813 320

Bell Ringing Tower Captain

Lee Cooke

45 Dover Road


Cleaning rota

Megan Mawer


Church history/records

9 Twentylands

tel. 813 457

Gift Aid Officer

Robin Skinner

Flowers in church

Anne Skinner

Weddings Christenings




7 January

8.00 am

Holy Communion

9.30 am

Baptism Service
with Stay & Play in Church

6.30 pm


14 January

9.30 am

Holy Communion
with Stay & Play in Church

6.30 pm


21 January

9.30 am

Holy Communion
with Stay & Play in Church

6.30 pm


28 January

9.30 am

Morning Service
with Stay & Play in Church

6.30 pm

Holy Communion

4 February

8.00 am

Holy Communion

9.30 am

Baptism Service
with Stay & Play in Church

6.30 pm


Refreshments after morning services in OGSR

Services will follow normal pattern, see noticeboard in case of changes

As a general rule Church services are held every Sunday at 9.30am and 6.30pm, first Sunday of month 8.00am Holy Communion - see village noticeboard for details.

Weddings and Christenings at St Mary’s

In 2013 we are trying to make it easier for people to access information on Christenings and Weddings.

A Christening dvd is in production which we hope will be available to view on-line and thoughts about a wedding dvd is being looked at.

Interested parties can already find out more on the village website and also download enquiry forms for weddings and christenings containing further details.

We hope that this will help us, as church, link with you, the enquirer, to provide the ‘best service we can’ in relation to your Christening or Wedding with us here at St Mary’s.

We take about 20 Weddings and 35 Christenings a year on average and that takes a lot of organisation & administration together with a lot of care & attention because each service and event is special and important to you the individual and therefore is important to us as a church.

We hope these forms will make the process easier for you and us.

Ian Whitehead, Rector.

A Youtube video to learn more about a Service of Baptism and a Service of Thanksgiving can be seen here.

Daily Prayer

The village web site has a daily prayer feed provided by the official Church of England web site. It can be accessed directly from here.

Coffee Morning

Morning coffee is served in the church old school room every Thursday 10.00 - 11.30 am. All are welcome.

Other Regular Meetings

Home Groups - Alternative Wed & Thurs - Various venues 7.30pm.
Rectory Home Group - Alternative Monday - Rectory 7.30pm.
Bell Ringers - Thursday - Church 7.30pm
Choir Practice - Most Sundays from 7.30pm (following evening service)
Quiet time in church - Usually 1st Mon 6.30pm (½hr) 
“Christian Fellowship” (St Mary's Mothers' Union) - 1st Wed Old Grammar Schoolroom 2.00pm (1½hr) - excluding August, September and January.
Praise Evening in Church 4th Mon at 7.30pm (1hr)
Youth club - Wednesdays 6pm OGSR
4Cs Craft Group - 2nd Wed - Old Grammar Schoolroom, 2pm (2hrs)
Monthly Munch - Wednesday 12.15pm 4th week only Old Grammar Schoolroom £4. A main course and a pudding are served along with tea or coffee.
Midweek Communion in Church - Thursday 9.30am

For further details please consult the Rector. Some groups may not meet during August.

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Last updated: 22 February 2018