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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Latest News

  • Christmas Tree Festival – Whitwell and Steetley

    A Christmas Tree Festival will be held at St Lawrence Church, Whitwell, and All Saints Chapel, Steetley from 1st December 2023 to 3rd December 2023.  For further details Click here

  • Service of Thanksgiving for the life of HM Queen Elizabeth II

    A service of thanksgiving for the life of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will take place at 3pm on Sunday 18th September 2022 at St Lawrence Church, Whitwell. In addition, there will be Morning Prayer at 9am on the day of the funeral (Monday 19th September 2022)

  • Death of HM Queen Elizabeth II

    Following the death of our Queen, Elizabeth II St Lawrence Church Whitwell is open daily from 9am – 4pm for reflection and prayer.  Candles are available should you wish to light one in prayer. You are welcome to lay flowers with a card expressing condolences if you wish. Please leave