About Us

St. Swithin's is a Church of England church, set in the village of Holmesfield in the beautiful county of Derbyshire. Our visual statement is "the light on the hill" taken from Matthew 5:14; as a church we strive to be a beacon of faith and a source of spiritual guidance in the community by helping to reveal God's way for us through his son Jesus and through strong emphasis on Biblical teaching.


We are one of five churches that make up the Dronfield with Holmesfield Team Ministry. We are also part of the wider grouping of Churches Together in Dronfield and District.

The early history of the church here in Holmesfield is a matter of much speculation and little proof. It is believed that there has been a place of worship on the site of St. Swithin's since 641AD. To read a brief history of Christianity in Holmesfield and St. Swithins Church, click here to download the document.

Our ministry team
Rev. Ian Webb
Rev. Peter Bold
Rev. Paul Mellars
Rev. Joel Bird

Vicar of St. Swithin's

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Team rector

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Team vicar

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