Front view of the church in Egginton

St.Wilfrid’s Church, Egginton (DE65 6HP) is part of a 5 parish benefice with St.Helen’s, Etwall; St Michael’s Sutton on the Hill; All Saints Dalbury and All Saints Trusley

Priest in Charge – The Reverend Stella Greenwood
Etwall Rectory, Rectory Court, Main Street, Etwall Derby, DE65 6LP (01283 732 846 except Mondays)

Churchwardens – Pat Riley (01283 733484) and Alec Bemment (01283 733 648)
Organist – Stephen Mansfield
Benefice Administrator – Helena Coney

Our Church

This delightful and historic Grade 1 Listed Medieval Church, dedicated to St. Wilfrid, and built between 1100 and 1300, has many historical points of interest.  It also possesses a lovely warm and peaceful atmosphere, like many ancient places of worship.   This is attributable, in no small part, to the synthesis of many centuries of devotion and worship by those who have gone before.  

Regular Services

Holy Communion is celebrated on Sunday mornings at 9.30am and, on the second Sunday in the month, we have a Family Service which is relevant to all ages and is followed by refreshments!

The service pattern does change from time to time to allow for festivals and united worship with our neighbouring churches. 

St Wilfrid’s hold combined evening services within the benefice at least once a month; see monthly service schedule for details.

Our worship is warm and welcoming, with a strong musical input. All are welcome to come and join us!

Baptisms and Thanksgivings for the Gift of a Child

We warmly welcome new people, of any age, into the family of the Church. Baptisms and Thanksgivings are held either during main services, or at special afternoon services. Please contact the Reverend Stella Greenwood to discuss further.


We love weddings! St Wilfrid’s Church is a popular venue, and most local residents (and a wide range of other people) are entitled to be married here. We offer in-depth preparation for marriage, as well as for the wedding day itself, and aim to make each wedding personal and appropriate. Feel free to contact us for discussion, and BEFORE booking reception venues or other wedding services. We look forward to hearing from you!

Your help is important

The Reverend Stella Greenwood and Churchwardens are assisted in their responsibilities for the upkeep of the Church (its buildings, contents and community) by the Parochial Church Council (PCC) and many members who give freely of their time and talents for the Church they love.

Today we seek to continue that tradition and, because of the help of so many people, we feel that our human efforts are blessed by God. However, like all great work, there is always room for more helpers!

Do you have talents and abilities, which you would like to employ in the services of God and his community here in Egginton?

Here are just a few of the ways in which you could help: 

  • St. Wilfrids Choir, run by Robert Greenwood, will always welcome new voices – in all departments.
  • Administrative and financial skills will greatly benefit the work of the PCC and its sub-committees.
  • Bell ringers (experienced or novice) are always welcome.
  • Invaluable is the work we undertake with children. Are you a leader, or do you just enjoy working with, and encouraging, young people?
  • Flower decorations are a tradition here. Do you have particular gifts in this direction?
  • St. Wilfrids is blessed with a beautiful, well-kept churchyard – but there is always more to do: gardening, clearing, tending. Why not join our ‘Green Gym’ and help keep our churchyard looking as you would wish to find it?
  • Our Church Cleaning Rota guarantees a warm and fresh welcome to all. Friends and visitors alike. And there is always room for an extra helper.


Old buildings are famously expensive to run. Any gifts you are able to make – a regular contribution or a legacy – will always be very greatly appreciated.

More about our Services

If you would like to join us for worship, then you can be assured of a special Egginton welcome at any of our services. The usual pattern is as follows, though this can change depending on the season.

 9:30 amAfternoon/Evening
1st Sunday of MonthHoly CommunionRefer to details of evening services in the benefice, at least once a month
2nd SundayFamily Serviceditto
3rd SundayHoly Communionditto
4th SundayMorning Prayerditto
5th SundayBenefice Service at one of the 5 Churchesditto
A warm and genuine welcome is extended to all our visitors, whether for a chat or for a cup of tea and cake.

St Wilfrid’s is a beautiful Grade 1 Listed building with many historical points of interest within the building. Anyone researching their family history and wishing to hunt through the records we have should make contact with a Church Warden, in the first instance.

Other activities associated with St. Wilfrid’s include: 

  • Monthly bible-study meetings on the 1st Monday at 7.30pm;
  • Monday Club (age 5-11)
  • Junior Church
  • Concerts and other events
  • Annual St. Wilfrid’s Night Concert (Friday nearest to 12th October)
  • Annual Village Fête (usually the 1st Saturday in July)
  • Sales of books, Fairtrade produce, village maps and souvenir tea-towels

There are 13 bird boxes in the churchyard, which are monitored each Springtime and the fledglings are ringed. The records of which boxes are occupied, with what type of bird, how many eggs and how many chicks, are registered on

We created Wilf’s Haven, at the far end of the churchyard, where visitors can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a wildlife area and get away from the rush and noise of everyday life.

Come and admire our two modern stained-glass windows, which complement the medieval windows that are so much a part of our heritage.

Whether a parishioner or a visitor, you can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome when you come to St. Wilfrid’s. Unfortunately, like most other churches, we find it necessary to keep St. Wilfrid’s locked. For access, please apply to one of the Church Wardens (whose contact details are above).


We look forward to meeting you at St. Wilfrid’s Church, Egginton, DE65 6HP.