Sunday May 15th 2022, The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Services for Sunday 15th May 2022

10am Worship Together Service led by Revd Paul Mellars
12noon Baptism Service We welcome the family and friends of Amelia Rose Green and Freddie Aiden Ashton.

Upcoming Services  
Wednesday 18th May 10am Holy Communion Service led by Revd Joel Bird
Sunday 22nd May 10am Holy Communion Service led by Revd Joel Bird
Tuesday 24th May 11am Funeral Service for James Anthony Gregory
Saturday 28th May 1pm Wedding of Alexander Mather and Rose Cain
Sunday 29th May 10am Service to be confirmed
Sunday 5th  June  10am Special Jubilee Service with Holy Communion


Readings   John 13: 31-35

Risen Christ,
your wounds declare your love for the world
and the wonder of your risen life;
give us compassion and courage
to risk ourselves for those we serve,
to the glory of God the Father.

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: Sally MacLaurin, Bernard Broadhead, Pat Walker, Edith Hobson, Malcolm Styan, Faye Jowle, Rodger Mellars, Becca Eavers and Emily.  We also pray for the family and friends of Jean Grocutt  and Leslie George Holmes who’s funerals were last week.

Feast of Flowers at St John’s. Flower arrangers are urgently needed for the feast of Flowers at St John’s.  Weekend 1st to the 3rd July. The theme is ‘Celebration’. Please have a chat with Jean Hobson, Jill Bethel or Gill Gill if you think you may be able to help, or phone the Parish Office on 412328. Your design doesn’t have to be complicated and there are other arrangers available to give help and advice, we also have books with designs in and step by step guidance can be found on the internet. Come along to the next meeting to find out more! Wednesday 18th May at 2pm in St John’s.


Revd Joel Bird’s last service at St Philips will be on Sunday 29th May and his last in our Parish with be the Joint Parish Service at St John’s on Sunday 5th June, refreshments will be provided after. All five churches are making a collection for Joel and any donations can be given to our Church Wardens, Clergy or left at the Parish Office.

JUBILEE COFFEE MORNING - Saturday 4th June 10am to 12noon. Come & join us for wonderful Jubilee themed refreshments, raffle and Jubilee themed flower arrangements in church and many other stalls.


Sheffield Cathedral Archer Project Now that the church is open and we are having regular services, the box to receive donations for the Archer project is once again at the back of church and ‘the word’ from the Cathedral is that the project is particularly short of pot noodles, tinned meat, tinned fish, sugar, tinned fruit and biscuits. Non-food item shortages include men’s boxer shorts (medium and large sizes), sleeping bags and rucksacks. As in the past, once the box is full, we can arrange for the donated items to be taken to the Cathedral where they are needed.


Notice Sheet. From the first Sunday in September Alison Bowen will no longer be producing the St. John’s notices, so we need a volunteer from church to take it on. As part of the review of administration across the parish and the creation of the Parish Co-ordinator role, it was decided that certain tasks undertaken by the Parish Office for St. John’s should be gradually handed over to church volunteers. The nature of said tasks (as with the notice sheet) is that the other churches in the parish have volunteers who undertake them. A second internet and email-ready PC will be available in the Parish Office if volunteers do not have facilities at home. Rev. Ian Webb.

Parish Hall – Total Clear Out: Saturday 11th June from 9:30am Later this year the Parish Hall is going to be sold to The Gavin’s Foundation after which it will be managed and run by Life Dronfield who will eventually redevelop the whole site for use as it’s community space venue. In readiness for that we need to clear EVERYTHING out.  So, on Saturday 11th June, starting at 9:30am, we are going to book a large walk-in skip and we will work together with Life Dronfield to clear everything out. If anyone thinks anything that they own is currently somewhere in the Parish Hall premises, then please arrange with the Parish Office to come and collect it asap, because on 11th June basically everything will be disposed of. We also need help on the day to remove everything and put it into the skip. Please can you let Alison know if you are able to come and help so we can build up a list of how many people can support this activity. Thanks Rob

Christian Aid Week It’s almost that time once more, Christian Aid Week commencing with the usual joint churches service on Sunday 15 May starting at 6:30pm, this year at Dronfield Baptist Church.

There is to be a speaker from Christian Aid to tell us about their work and some of the needs they address throughout the World. Envelopes will of course be made available in church and if you are willing/able to post envelopes ‘on a road near you’, please have word and we can decide which road(s) you should cover. An alternative to the envelopes for making a donation is on-line or digitally via ‘Just Giving’ but please see an envelope for details as to how you can do this. Finally, one of our committee members (Angela Howard of St Philip’s) is hosting afternoon tea on Saturday 21 May (14:00 – 16:30) in her garden on the Holmesdale Estate side of town.

PLEASE can I encourage as many of you as possible to enter and also PLEASE can you all tell everyone about our monthly raffle and encourage them to enter. The link below is easy to paste into WhatsApp etc.

 This is simply an online raffle (no different to a raffle or a tombola at a fete or a concert interval) with the opportunity to win, £50, £20, £10 or a meal-for-two at Toby Carvery Dronfield.

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 or …?