Welcome to the website of the United Benefice of

Elmton with Creswell & Whitwell with Steetley


Our worship is relaxed, but catholic, and our theology open and welcoming.  We do our best not to judge, but to welcome all in the love of the Christ who welcomes us.  We don’t always get it right, but we keep trying – please pray for us.


Promoting  a Safer Church


The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church.


Our commitments in the Benefice of Elmton with Creswell and Whitwell with Steetley

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture.
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults.
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons
  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk.


Local contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns:


Revd Keith Cocking, Rector

Tel: 01909 722354, e-mail: keithcocking@live.co.uk


Jackie Stoor, Whitwell with Steetley Safeguarding Officer (PSO)

Tel: 07776 149986, e-mail:..jackiestoor49@gmail.com


Hannah Hogg, Role: Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Tel: 01332 388678, e-mail:safeguarding@derby.anglican.org

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