St Peters in the Community
St Peter’s Church sits within our very active local community. The Church and Parish council have produced a ‘Welcome Pack’ for newcomers to the village. To find out more please contact us.
The Parish magazine The Fisherman is a good starting point to find out more about the Parish. The Village produces this magazine which has a circulation of 500. The content and funding of the magazine is overseen by St Peter’s Church but it is a St Peter’s Church/Yoxall Village Magazine and covers all events and happenings. There is a large advertising section for local tradesmen and information about church services, clubs and activities. For more information please contact us.
The 2018 Fete saw the launch of a book written by local people about life in Yoxall around the time of World War I.
Church in Action DVD
A minute colourful DVD which sets to music one hundred photographs of the activities taking place over a typical year. The package also includes a leaflet which gives further detail and guidance on how you can make contacts to find out more about something in which you may have an interest. This lasts 14 minutes.
The DVD will be offered free to those moving new into the village, but copies are now available from the church or from any Parochial Church Committee member in return for a donation to church funds.
We are very lucky to have close links to our local village primary school, Yoxall St. Peter’s Primary C of E VC school which is also an Academy, part of the John Taylor Multi Academy Trust.
Every week a team from St. Peter’s takes the Bible Society’s ‘Open the Book’ into a school assembly and another assembly is taken by the Minister. A member of St. Peter’s Church sits as Foundation Governor on the school governing body. A Church/School council is in the process of being set up and the school plans and delivers worship at Easter and Christmas and participates in many services throughout the year.
A competition to design a village Christmas Card is held at the school – the winning card being delivered to every house in Yoxall with times of Christmas services for all the denominations.
Secondary age children usually attend the excellent, John Taylor High School based 3 miles away in Barton under Needwood.
Yoxall have a very active Parish Council
Each year the whole community come together for the annual Village Fete and most of the local clubs have stalls.
At Christmas the village hosts a Community tea for the over 60’s, held in the village hall.
Genealogy and memorial inscriptions
All information regarding this including a graveyard plan is available within the Church for your perusal, but these documents must not be removed from the Church at any time.