Welcome to the St Giles Hartington Church Website

Covid-19 latest - updated 25th September 2021

Our Church will remain open for Sunday services and for private prayer and visitors on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10.00 to 17.00 only. Outside those times the Church will be closed in order to try and keep people safe with the current high level of Covid infections.

For service times please go to our Service times, news and events section.   For those who are extremely clinically vulnerable our services are generally available via video streaming – more details in our Service times, news and events section. .

Our current restrictions are : -

  • Masks must be worn
  • Hand sanitiser used
  • Social distancing observed
  • There will be singing during services but with masks on
  • Please use the track and trace QR code or forms 

The effect of the social distancing requirements means that the maximum capacity of the Church will be reduced to around 50 in total.

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. 

Outside of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions the Church is open on a Wednesday afternoon and visitors 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

As part of our Harvest Festival this year we are asking for contributions for the Ashbourne Food bank and the church will be open for these on Wednesday 29th September and Friday October 1st. 

The Village hall will also be open for Food Bank contributions from 10am to 1pm on each of those days and the school will also be collecting items.

Also any flowers/ berries people might like to give for decoration should be left in the church on Friday.   Anyone interested in helping to decorate the church on Saturday 2nd October from 1.30pm would be most welcome.

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