Welcome to our website

We are a United Benefice of 4 beautiful churches in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Here you will find information about our churches, what's going on in the benefice and how you can get involved. Through our varied weekly worship, activities and community links we seek to share the love of God with everyone, and in doing so provide a firm spiritual foundation in the Christian faith.
We would love to welcome you to any of our historic churches, especially if you are looking to organise a wedding or baptism. It is our hope that in our church communities you will discover a place to belong, believe and become.
Find out more

St Edward’s Cheddleton

Come and see us. Find out more

Cheddleton St Edward the Confessor
Hollow Lane, Cheddleton, ST13 7HP
How to get there

St Michael’s Horton

Come and see us. Find out more

Horton St Michael:
Horton, Staffordshire, ST13 8RX
How to get there

St Chad’s Longsdon

Come and see us. Find out more

Longsdon St. Chad, Leek Road, Longsdon, Longsdon, Staffordshire, ST9 9QF
How to get there

St Lawrence Rushton Spencer

Come and see us. Find out more

Rushton Spencer St. Lawrence, Askers Bank Lane, Rushton Spencer, SK11 0SQ
How to get there

Who we are

‘Sharing the love of God with everyone’

The United Benefice is made up of the four parishes of Cheddleton, Horton, Longsdon and Rushton Spencer. Although our church buildings date back to the 13th century, we have very forward looking congregations with lots of lay and volunteer involvement both within the church life and socially in our parishes.

To find out more about our team and for full contact details, please visit our Who's Who page
Team Contact Details

What’s on

Offering a choice of service styles, our churches combine the traditional together with family friendly services. There are also many group and community activities catering for most age groups, plus major events and festivals.

See our services and what’s on Calendar for full details.

Upcoming Events

Dec
15
Sun
8:00 am Church Services @ St. Edward, St. Chad, St. Michael and St. Lawrence
Church Services @ St. Edward, St. Chad, St. Michael and St. Lawrence
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Cheddleton 8.00 a.m. Holy Communion (BCP); 10.00 a.m. Family Service: 6.30 p.m. Sung Eucharist Longsdon  9.30a.m. Holy Communion Horton 11.30 a.m. Morning Praise Rushton 11.30 a.m. Holy Communion
Dec
17
Tue
9:30 am School Christmas Service @ St. Edward the Confessor, Cheddleton
School Christmas Service @ St. Edward the Confessor, Cheddleton
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
8:00 pm Men’s Society @ Black Lion Pub Hollow Lane Cheddleton
Men’s Society @ Black Lion Pub Hollow Lane Cheddleton
Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm
 
Dec
18
Wed
11:00 am Advent Courses @ St. Edwards Centre/ Choir House
Advent Courses @ St. Edwards Centre/ Choir House
Dec 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Advent Meetings 2019 A time of refreshment in preparation for Christmas. We invite you to leave the ‘hustle and bustle’ of this busy season and join together for an hour or so. Our Advent Meetings[...]
Dec
19
Thu
10:00 am Weekly Holy Communion @ St. Edward the Confessor, Cheddleton
Weekly Holy Communion @ St. Edward the Confessor, Cheddleton
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Dec
22
Sun
8:00 am Church Services @ @ St. Edward, St. Chad, St. Michael and St. Lawrence
Church Services @ @ St. Edward, St. Chad, St. Michael and St. Lawrence
Dec 22 @ 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Cheddleton 8.00 a.m.  Morning Prayer: 10.00 a.m. Holy Communion: 6.30 p.m. Carol service Longsdon 9.30 a.m. Carol Service Horton 11.30 a.m.  Carol Service Rushton 11.30 a.m. Carol Service  
Dec
24
Tue
6:00 pm Christmas Eve Services @ St. Edward the Confessor, Cheddleton and St. Chad, Longsdon
Christmas Eve Services @ St. Edward the Confessor, Cheddleton and St. Chad, Longsdon
Dec 24 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm
6.00 p.m. @ Cheddleton – Crib Service 8.00 p.m. @ Longsdon – Holy Communion 11.30 p.m. @ Cheddleton – Holy Communion
Dec
25
Wed
8:00 am Christmas Day Services @ St. Edward the Confessor, Cheddleton
Christmas Day Services @ St. Edward the Confessor, Cheddleton
Dec 25 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
8.00 a.m. Holy Communion 10.00 a.m. Holy Communion
Dec
29
Sun
10:30 am Church Services @ St. Edward the Confessor, Cheddleton
Church Services @ St. Edward the Confessor, Cheddleton
Dec 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
United Service of Holy Communion