Etwall, St Helen

Etwall, St Helen

The essence of St Helen's, Etwall lies in the friendly, welcoming, and warm-hearted nature of its people, amplified by the beautiful building. It is closely connected to the two schools in the village and is jointly beneficed to St. Wilfrid's in the neighbouring village of Egginton, promoting a friendly relationship between the villages and their people. Holy Communion is served regularly to local nursing and care homes.

The present building is built on the site of a Saxon church, recorded in Doomsday Book. The architectural styles include Norman, Early English, and Perpendicular, with Victorian alterations. Features include a Norman Arcade, 13th century stone gospel shelf (one of only eight in the county), 15th century tower, 17th century Almsmen's Pews, and tombs of Henry and Sir John Port, the latter being the founder of Repton School and Etwall Almshouses. Hatchments and a modern tapestry depicting St. Helen are displayed in the church. 


The church has regular bell-ringing - visiting ringers welcome by appointment.  Music concerts take place throughout the year.  The church's annual Well Dressing takes place on the third weekend in May.

Please note that there is disabled parking outside the church and access to the building is indicated by a sign at the churchyard entrance.

East Window
Window, St Helen, Etwall
Tomb of Sir John Port II
Font & Entrance


Access issues
Refreshments in church
Refreshments nearby
Car park
Place for quiet reflection


Stained Glass
Architectural Features
Famous Person

Main Street
DE65 6LP

Revd Fiona Solman (Rector)
01283 732349 /

Open times:

Every Wednesday 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm. Refreshments served, Parish Registers Transcriptions, Burials, and Census Records available for perusal.