Sunday August 7th 2022 The Eighth Sunday after Trinity

Services for Sunday 7th August 2022
8.00am Holy Communion Service
Service led by Rev Ian Webb and Rev Elliot George
10.00am Worship Together Service
Service led by Rev Ian Webb

Upcoming Services  
Tuesday 9th August 9.15am Morning Prayer Service led by Rev Ian Price
Wednesday 10th August 10.00am Holy Communion Service led by Rev Eddie Orme
Sunday 14th August 10.00am Holy Commuinion Service led by Rev Dick Dove


Reading   Luke 12: 32-40


Lord God,
Your Son left the riches of heaven
and became poor for our sake:
when we prosper save us from pride,
when we are needy save us from despair,
that we may trust in you alone;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer for the Dronfield with Holmesfield team.
Dear Mighty God, We pray at this time for those who make decisions about a new Rector, to find the right person. We hope that this person will be understanding, kind, enthusiastic, and inspiring for the local community, our team of five churches and our school. Amen 
Worship Council Kids at St Andrew’s church school.

Please remember in your prayers: Bernard Broadhead, Pat Walker, Edith Hobson, Malcolm Styan, Faye Jowle, Becca Eavers, Revd Paul Mellars who is on sick leave due to exhaustion and stress and his family, Christine, Emily and the family and friends of Pamela Lighton whose funeral was last week.

Please pray for our Clergy Team and their families: Rev Ian Webb, Rev Ian Price, Rev Paul Mellars and Rev Elliot George, and all those taking services at St John’s this coming week.

Coffee after the Sunday services – 11.45am by Zoom  We invite you to “virtual” after service refreshments, by clicking on the link in the notice sheet at 11.45am or afterwards. Please bring you own coffee

Don’t forget St John’s Coffee Morning this Saturday 6th August 10.00am till 12noon, all the usual stalls, raffle and refreshments. Please come along and bring a friend or two!

Wanted: Office volunteers The Parish Office is an important resource for all of our activities as a team of churches and we are looking for some volunteers to give a bit of time to support Alison Bowen in her role as Parish Co-ordinator. The main purpose of
Alison’s job is to, "release the clergy for the work to which they have been called and appointed by taking day-to-day organisational work off them to free them for their priorities of leadership, prayer, teaching and outreach.” Volunteers can play a significant role by undertaking simple admin tasks for Alison and staffing the office when she is at meetings or on leave. Please do get in touch with Alison or one of the clergy if you can help or would like to know more. Rev. Ian 
Christian Aid sponsored walk 10th September Christian Aid are hosting a ‘sponsored night hike challenge’ (what we used to call a sponsored walk) and there’s a poster at the back of church giving details as to how to take part, etc. If you know someone who would be interested, please do pass on the details or refer them to me. Derek


Heike Hancox is going to be taking over the production of our weekly notice sheet. Heike and her family have been active members of St John’s now for over 15 years and we are absolutely delighted she is going to take on this role from September. There will be a new email address set up for you to forward anything you want including, further information will follow.

St Swithins Celtic Evening Worship 7th August 2022 at 6.30pm. This is a prayerful, reflective and peaceful service following the Northumbrian Community’s Celtic Evening Prayer pattern. Everyone is welcome.

Alpha is at Dronfield Baptist Church on Wednesday 7th September from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and runs for 12 weeks. Alpha is a brilliant and relaxed way to check out the Christian faith with no pressure or expectations.  It only works if Christians invite people they know who they think might be interested. We believe that God is already at work in people's lives - so Christians of Dronfield and District - be praying about this and see which (at least!) one person God is calling you to invite.

Monthly Online Raffle Update Congratulations to Sue Harvey (£50), Richard Entwistle (£20), Martin Lascelles (meal-for-two) and Ann Ward (£10) on winning the prizes in the July Online Raffle. The July draw raised £138 for church funds, bringing the total raised since we started this in April to £735.

Here’s the link for the August draw, it would be great if as many people as possible could encourage some family and friends to join in. It’s just £2 per ticket, the odds of winning a prize are twice as good as winning £25 on the national lottery and you are supporting our beautiful Church.

Electronic Giving About a month ago we purchased a Payaz Giving Station, and this is setup and located beside the first pillar as you come into church. This gives people the option to make cashless donations using credit and debit cards and mobile phone payments. £291 has been collected on the machine so far, so we’ve made a start. We now need to work together to ensure that people know it is there and to encourage collections at services (particularly weddings and baptisms) and as people pass through the church. Further to this, we have now expanded our functional setup with Give A Little using the Parish Buying Scheme meaning that anyone can easily make

donations remotely. This can be done in two ways, you can either click on the following link or scan the QR Code. As you’ll see you also have the option to be able to setup a monthly amount; and you can complete your Gift Aid declarations very easily (and you only have to do it once for each payment method).

Give it a try and see what you think



Safeguarding Course Information

Autumn term Safeguarding Training
For your information, the updated course dates for the Autumn term have been published and are available for booking on the Diocese Safeguarding webpages here: .  Please note the Parish Safeguarding Officer Induction Course details are on the Resources for parish safeguarding officers page here :

Please continue to encourage all those who have appropriate roles within your parishes to join the courses, and see below for the in person days for the autumn term.


Safeguarding Training – ‘In person’ training days
We are aware that there are some people across the diocese who are unable to use computers, and therefore have difficulty in accessing the Basic, Foundation and Domestic Abuse Awareness training (which is e-Learning), and Leadership Training which is on Zoom. We are providing an opportunity for a limited number of people to attend this training in person.  Please do not book places on this course for people who can access the courses online.


Matlock – All Saints, DE4 3JG
Monday 12th September
9.15-10.45 Basic
11.12.30 Foundation
1-2.30 Leadership part 1 (part 2 on 19th September)
Monday 19th September
10.15-12.15 Domestic Abuse Awareness
1-2.30 – Leadership part 2

Marlpool (Heanor) – All Saints, DE75 7BP
Wednesday 9th November
9.15-10.45 Basic
11.12.30 Foundation
1-2.30 Leadership part 1 (part 2 on 16th November)
Wednesday 16th November
10.15-12.15 Domestic Abuse Awareness
1-2.30 – Leadership part 2

Places are limited, booking is essential – For Leadership by Thursday 29th September for Matlock and  Tuesday 25th October for Marlpool and for Basic Awareness, Foundation and Domestic Abuse by Friday Monday 5th September  Tuesday 1st November for Marlpool at the latest. Please contact to book places for people, stating which course/s are required, providing the person’s name, their church and parish, and role, and contact details so we can send the pre-work for the Leadership course- an email address of someone who can receive and print locally is preferred.

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