All Saints church
All Saints Church, Little Stretton
All Saints Church is open during the day throughout the year and attracts many visitors, especially holiday makers coming to the Stretton Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
When you visit the church, you may notice the “Shepherd’s Trail”, based on Psalm 23 using photographic narrative pictures for each of the six verses.
It serves the village of Little Stretton with the hamlets of Minton, Marshbrook and Hamperley. The southern part of the parish is deeply rural with 11 farms.
The church was built in 1903 from a mass produced Manchester flat-pack and given a mock Tudor style exterior and thatched roof. An extension was built in 2012 to provide a fully fitted kitchen, disabled toilet and loft storage facility.
“Teas to Please” is an annual event which involves members of the church, people in the village, pubs and surrounding areas. It’s held in the church garden during the three afternoons of the August Bank Holiday.
It includes homemade refreshments, stalls, games and musical entertainment. It’s well-known in Stretton and a major fundraising event, having been held for many years. Average proceeds have been in the range of £3,000 to £5,000; of which half is given to church and half to secular charities.
All Saints Church, though small, is a humble and homely abode with a caring community sharing love and fellowship with God and one another. We believe the truths of the Bible and seek to bring people to faith in Jesus Christ, and to help people grow as Christians through teaching, prayer and sacraments.