Welcome to the St Giles Hartington Church Website

Covid-19 latest - updated 15th December 2021

  1. In line with latest Government legislation and Church of England rules, mask wearing in Church is now compulsory at all times and we will include hymn singing as well. The only exceptions are for those who are unable to wear masks for medical reasons, when speaking to people who need to lip read and for those conducting or taking part in the service. Please try to remember to bring a mask. If you forget we do have a limited supply in the Vestry.
  2. There is at the moment no limit on numbers attending services and alternate pews in the North Aisle will be coned off for those who wish to maintain formal social distancing.
  3. Please use the hand sanitiser provided at various locations around the Church.
  4. Please follow the directional arrows on the floor.
  5. No tea, coffee or other refreshments will be served after the service.
  6. Communion will be celebrated for the congregation by the clergy only taking the wine on our behalf but the bread will be distributed as usual.
  7. The Church will remain open for visitors from 10.00 to 16.00 every day
  8. Services will generally be available on Zoom for those who are shielding or feel that it is unsafe to attend Church

These restrictions will be reviewed at any change in Government or Church regulations and with the progress of the Covid virus.

For service times please go to our Service times, news and events section.   

Chris Dullage – Churchwarden – 01298 84220

Welcome to St. Giles 

St. Giles is the Church of England Parish Church for Hartington, within the Diocese of Derby. Hartington Church dates back to about 1250 AD and was once one of the largest parishes in England covering some 24,000 acres. During the 19th century several other churches were built to serve nearby communities. Now Hartington Church just serves the immediate village and the parish of Hartington Town Quarter and is part of  "The White Peak" group of parishes together with Biggin, Earl Sterndale, Monyash, Chelmorton and, Taddington. 

Our Church is open for services on Sunday and daily between the hours of 10:00 and 16:00 for visitors and private prayers and you are always welcome to enjoy the Church and its surroundings and to join us for worship at our regular Sunday services. Service times and Church events are detailed on this site and if you would like to know more about the Church, a booklet is available in the Church or you can send for a copy by post, details on how to do this can be found Church Guide and Donations section.

A guided tour of Hartington Church is available for groups of people including school parties but these must be booked in advance either by phoning the Churchwarden or emailing churchwarden@hartingtonchurch.org

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Latest news

Please see our About Us and Information page for our latest guidance on Baptisms and Christenings

Come and join us for the launch of our Walk of Wishes for the World on Sunday 28th November at 11:30 which will be around our churchyard until Spring with 10 beautiful designs by school children and adults from Hartington

The Mission Action Plan for St Giles has now been published, and can be found here. The plan has 21 overarching objectives for the next 5 years, which have been broken down into principal actions for the next 12 months (April 2021 to March 2022). If you'd like to find out more or get involved in supporting any of the activities in our plan, we would be delighted to hear from you - contacts can be found on our About Us and Information page

Please refer to our Service Times, News and Events page for archived news.


Safeguarding of young people and vulnerable adults is an issue which we take very seriously as do the Church of England generally. More information can be found on the Diocese of Derby website. For any specific concerns regarding St Giles Church or this parish please contact our safeguarding officer, Mrs. Dorothy Hawton via email or telephone on 01298 8456