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Emotional and Mental Health Support

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Emotionally distressed? Here is a list of support you may find helpful.

Vicar – Revd. George Crossley phone: 01283 516 804
Curate – Revd. Ben Care phone : 01283 565 765

Burton and District Mind:

Improving mental health in Burton Upon Trent and the surrounding areas
Tele: 01283 566 696
We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.

Staffordshire Wellbeing Service

Staffordshire Wellbeing service for NHS talking treatments, IAPT service including Burton Mind, North Staffs Mind and Dove service for Non-IAPT services. Call us on 0300 303 0923

Brighter Futures

Staffordshire mental health helpline, operating 7pm to 2am weekdays and 2am to 2pm weekends. Tel: 0808 800 2234 or online  or text 07860 022821 or email

The Eaton Foundation

(men only) or Tele 01283 568341.
Providing support and advice and one to one support.

Together UK

Together UK – www.together-uk one to one in the community and peer support.
Tel: 01283 500650. It can be used if supported by NHS secondary care.

Additional Services: 

Places Of Welcome

Community support and befriending

Children’s services

CAMH’s Call 01283 505820

‘That Place’, 56 High St Call: 01283 504860. 
‘That Place’ is a Youth Centre for 14-19 year olds based in Burton on Trent town centre.

Harvey Girls, Dads 4 Dads, Family support. Call: 01283 533449

YESS, Youth emotional Support Staffordshire Call: 01889 567756 

St Chad St Mary Online

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Whilst working remotely we are offering the following Online Resources

Our regular Sunday Service of Welcome, Worship Songs, Bible Reading, Talk, Prayers and Blessing Click Here

Our monthly Family Church Service. We hope you will enjoy joining in with the video message, prayers, talk and song. There are also activity sheets for you to join in with. Click Here

You can access our Talk recorded during the Social Distances service in St Mary’s Click Here

Also visit us on Facebook #strettonchurch and YouTube (search for stchad & stmary)

Tea Break Praise

Refresh your spirit as well as your body as you praise God

Each item below takes you to 15 to 20 minutes of praise songs or music in a playlist.

Refresh you spirit as you refresh your body

Tea Break Praise 12 compiled by Becky
Tea Break Praise 11 compiled by Paul
Tea Break Praise 10 compiled by Janet
Tea Break Praise 09 compiled by Celia
Tea Break Praise 08 – Compiled by Chris
Tea Break Praise 07 – Compiled by Charles
Tea Break Praise 06 – Compiled by Christina
Tea Break Praise 05 – Compiled by Bill
Tea Break Praise 04 – compiled by Paul
Tea Break Praise 03 compiled by Celia
Tea Break Praise 02 – compiled by Janet
Tea Break Praise 01

Been asked to record a video?

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Hints and tips for recording video material for inclusion in Online Services

  • Face the light; a window for natural light if possible, to avoid only seeing half your face. Bright light behind you creates unnatural halos and other light effects.
  • Using phones/iPad/tablets/computers is fine, the cameras and audio are very good.
  • Hold your phone or device landscape (wide) rather than portrait (tall) when recording video, (otherwise you end up with a black box around you).
  • Fix the camera in position, don’t hold it, slightly above eye level (to avoid looking at chins or up noses!!)
  • Keep your head as central as possible, remembering to keep looking at the camera as much as possible.
  • Check the background for unwanted objects in view.
  • If your video is to be included into another longer video like the Morning Service, it is important to record for 5 seconds before starting and after ending. This makes it easier for you to settle, making sure that your leaning forward to press start or stop is not included in the final version and also gives the publisher chance to trim the video and add any special effects before and after.
  • Remember – Your device is also the microphone – being too far away or turning your head away while speaking will adversely affect the audio quality, resulting in distortion.
  • If you are asked to contribute more than 1 item for a particular week it is OK to submit all items as 1 video with a pause between each. I can then split them as appropriate.

Crisis Contact Options

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In the current climate we are trying to ensure that as many people as possible are aware of any news and other useful information we circulate amongst St Chad’s and St Mary’s members.

As part of this we are in the process of extending our email circulation list. If you are not already on our circulation list and would like to be included please email your details to . Doing so will be taken as permission to receive emails from us for the duration of the current crisis. You can request removal from the list at any time.

Please pass this information on to anyone you know who may wish to be added to the list.

We are also trying to identify those members who do not have computer or email facilities. If you know anyone who falls into this category please let us have their details, with their permission, so that we can try and make sure they are kept informed.

We will try and use our website to facilitate communication between members as much as possible.

If you access the website on your phone or tablet you will probably need to select the menu icon (3 straight line above each other), near the top right of the front page, to access the main menu for items not visible on the front page.

Also please remember that we are also putting information on our Facebook page “St Mary’s Stretton and St Chads of Burton Parish Church”. or #strettonchurch There are links at the top right and bottom right of the front page of this website.

You will find Prayer Resources, Contact Details and other useful information on this website –

Please try and help the more vulnerable and let us know if we can try and be of help.

If you require any further information please contact us on 07419 822535 or

Thank you.

Coronavirus Update

Useful Link

Government Coronavirus advice

Let’s Pray

A daily prayer video will be posted on our diocesan Facebook page every weekday at 1pm for people across the diocese to join in prayer together

A Resource for Prayer During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The Church of England Facebook Page

The Church of England Daily Prayer

The Church of England website

As further guidance from the government and Church of England are released we plan to try and open the churches of St Mary’s and St Chad’s as much as practical. Please keep checking for more information.

Sunday Holy Communion and Service

We are currently publishing an online Live Communion Service each Sunday at 11:30 am. on YouTube, and also a prerecorded Morning Service of Songs, Prayers, Bible reading and talk published on YouTube and Facebook, with links from the this website and Facebook page. There are also worship song and Tea Break Praise song lists, created remotely, published regularly by the Music group

Messy / Family Church

We have to put together an on-line Messy / Family church service – with a video reading / talk, prayers and a craft project. Click Here

Parish Office

You can still email our administrator on

Prayer Resource

Click here to access our Resource for Prayer during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Safeguarding Policies

Please note: We have the following policy in place for any service or event.
‘In light of Child Protection and Safeguarding Guidelines of the Church of England, we respectfully ask that any photographs taken by the general public at this event are not posted on any social media website.’

In line with the robust approach to safeguarding by the Church nationally and our response to an independent safeguarding audit, new safeguarding policies are now available for both St Mary’s Stretton and Lichfield Diocese.

Please click here to see St. Mary’s Stretton latest safeguarding policy.

Please click here to see Lichfield Diocese latest safeguarding information.

Sunday Talks

Visit our Sunday Talks page to catch up on our latest talks

St. Mary's Church Events