Sunday April 10th 2022, Palm Sunday

Services for Sunday 10th April 2022
   10:00am Holy Communion Service led by Revd Eddie and Chris Orme
  12:00noon Baptism Service led by Revd Paul Mellars we welcome the family and friends of Joseph John Eagle and Esme Grace Parkin.
  6:30pm at St Mary’s “Palm Sunday” with Revd Paul Mellars

Holy Week Services 11th to 17th April 2022

Monday to Saturday 8:00am Holy Communion at St Paul’s
Wednesday 10:00am Holy Communion Service at St John’s led by Revd Ian Webb
  7:30pm Stations of the Cross Service led by Revd Ian Webb
Good Friday Mid Morning Walk of Witness
  2:00pm Last Hour on the Cross St Swithin’s
Easter Sunday 10:00am Holy Communion Service at St John’s led by Ian Webb and Tony Bethell 


Readings   Collect
Philippians 2:5-11 True and humble king,
Luke 22:14-27 hailed by the crowd as Messiah;
  grant us the faith to know you and love you,
  that we may be found beside you
  on the way of the cross,
  which is the path of glory.

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, Joan Jones, Malcolm Styan, Faye Jowle, Emily, Rodger father of Revd Paul Mellars, Paul and his family and family and friends of Doreen Roebuck.
Please remember in your prayers the family and friends of Frank Walton who died on 1st April after a very short illness.

Parish Office will be closed Monday 11th to Tuesday 19th April 2022.

Church open for private prayer  every day  9:30am - 4:00pm.

Coffee after the Sunday services – 11:45am by Zoom  We invite you to “virtual” after service refreshments, by clicking on the link in the notices at 11:45 am or afterwards. Please bring you own coffee or …?

Stations of the Cross Service led by Revd Ian Webb and featuring a new vocal ensemble ‘Dronfield Parish Choral’.
It would be lovely to see a good turnout from members of St John’s to support this. Hope to see you there. Rob

All Invited! “An awayday has been provisionally booked for the morning of Saturday 7th May 2022 to be held at St.Swithins, everyone from St Johns is invited to attend.  Details to follow.”

Easter Lilies If anyone would like an Easter Lily in memory of a loved one, please let Jean Hobson have the name and £3 towards the cost of the Lilies and Jean will enter the person’s name into the Easter Memory Book. Tel. to order.

CTDD Events
Monday 11th - Saturday 16th April Holy Week morning communions starting at St Paul's Methodist Church at 8:00am.
Friday 15th April Walk of Witness 10:00am from Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Stonelow Road.
Friday 15th April Open Air service at 11:00am, Library Gardens
Friday 15th April Hot Cross Buns at 12:00noon, the Oaks
Sunday 17th April CTDD united worship at St Swithin's at 6:30pm 

 The ‘Feast of Flowers’ weekend is the 1st to the 3rd July. The theme is ‘Celebration’. There are many ways you can be involved in this event from flower arranging to helping with refreshments, or welcoming people to our church, your help would be really appreciated. Please contact the office if you would like to be involved on 412328 or email at 


Dronfield Homes for Ukraine are holding a meeting for all those interested in hosting a Ukrainian family at St. Paul’s on Sunday 10th April, 2:00-3:00pm at the Vigil.

This will be an opportunity to hear the latest news on how the process for sponsoring Ukrainians is going, what it involves, how to take the next steps if that’s right for you, and some of the issues facing both hosts and our Ukrainian guests when they arrive.
This is a meeting for anyone living in the Dronfield area who is interested specifically in hosting, whether part or a church or not, as a community response to the refugee crisis.

There will be plenty of opportunity for your questions too!
There will be another community meeting in due course for those wanting to support rather than host - Ukrainians and hosts alike, everyone will need support!

Jubilate Singers will be performing Vivaldi’s Gloria in Barlow Parish Church on Wednesday 13th April at 7:30pm. This will be the first time the group have sung together for 3 years and it would be lovely to see you and feel your support if you are able. Kind Regards, Gavin

Friday 15th April Walk of Witness starting at 10:00am from Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Stonelow Road to Library Gardens. It’s been 3 years since we have been able to be together, outside, on Good Friday and to witness to our community.