Welcome to the homepage of the Brereton and Rugeley Parish website, Part of the Church of England, and the Diocese of Lichfield.

The Communities of Brereton and Rugeley

Brereton and Rugeley are former coal mining communities and while they have the feel of an urbanised area they stand alone in the heart of a rural part of Staffordshire bounded on the one side by Cannock Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and on the other by the Trent Valley, an area of attractive agricultural countryside.

The population of the Parish is 30,000 including children. Brereton and Rugeley are well blessed with shops and good social and care facilities for people of all ages. With the decline of local industry a significant number of people commute to work.

The leaders and members of the congregations of the Parish of Brereton and Rugeley extend their sympathy and are praying for the victims of the bomb outrage at the Manchester Arena on Monday evening. The acts of kindness shown at the scene by members of the public and the emergency services are testimony to the goodness of ordinary people in the face of hatred and violence. May God bless the people of Manchester and the families and loved ones of those killed and injured.