Notices for Sunday January 24th 2021 - Third Sunday of Epiphany

Notices for Sunday January 24th 2021
Third Sunday of Epiphany

Services online

Given the rising case numbers, and the message to stay at home unless there is urgent need to go out, we have decided to stop having services in church that are open to visitors. We will continue having the 10am service for you to watch on the internet. Please remember, and perhaps be in contact with those who can’t access them.

You can watch the videos for all the churches when they “premier” , or later for your convenience by clicking on this link:

From this link you can also find Paul Mellar’s / St Andrew’s service, and Joel and his Family’s “Church at Home” and Ian Webb’s Covid Island Discs.

Non-Internet Service

Paul Mellars has also produced a church at home leaflet, with a basic service to follow, especially for those who don’t have the internet, but is also appreciated by many. It hopefully will come with the notices each week.

Daily Prayers on line have now resumed.

Church open for private prayer

The church will be open for private prayer Wednesdays 9.30am to 4 pm and Sundays 11.30 to 4pm

Coffee after the Sunday services – 11am by Zoom:
We invite you to “virtual” after (or before??) service refreshments.

Readings and Collect

Genesis 14. 17-20
Revelation 19.6-10
John 2:1-11

God of all mercy,
your Son proclaimed good news to the poor,
release to the captives,
and freedom to the oppressed:
anoint us with your Holy Spirit
and set all your people free to praise you
in Christ our Lord.

For your prayers:
Thelma Scarborough, Thursday 28 January 11.15am, in Church.
Denise Gill, Tuesday 2 February, 1pm in Church

Please remember in your prayers: Olga who is now home from hospital following a heart attack. Marion Giles has left hospital, and is now back home, for which we rejoice!!

News: As we can’t meet together as we used to do, do you have any news to share? Please send items to the office by 9am on Thursdays

From Peter

Amidst the frustrations of lockdown it has been a joy to see snow drops appearing in the churchyard, and in my garden. Hope amidst the gloom. And Candy and I also saw two barn owls when we were on a rather muddy walk last Sunday!


From Rob Aldread – sent to all the churches:

Notwithstanding all the continued challenges posed by COVID…I would really like to encourage some more working together across ALL of the churches in CTDD. Specifically, I have in mind that I would like to explore forming a CTDD Praise Choir.

I envisage that the Praise Choir would do a mixture of hymns, gospel pieces and worship songs, probably mainly accompanied by a piano, but it would be good to sometimes involve some other instruments too. While we would strive to achieve good musical standards the focus will be on the “heart” of the singing and to support good “worship”. This will not be a choir for choral evensongs and lots of traditional anthems etc….

And then I envisage that the Worship Group would be more of a band with some strong singers on microphones leading the worship with hopefully bass, drums, guitars, keyboards and possibly other instruments too.

Further details can be worked out in the future, but I’m excited by the ideas and the possibilities and I hope many of you will be too. For those of you that do not know me, I’ve been at Dronfield Parish Church for most of the past 21 years…but two years ago I had to take medical early retirement from work which has given me the benefit of more time (and energy) to do more things with music and so I am keen to use a little more of that time to try and help develop music and worship in the area over the next few years…

In the first instance, I am hoping that lots of people will be interested and that you will get in touch with me to introduce yourselves and let me know if / what you might be interested in. Please forward this email on to anyone you think may be interested.