Sunday April 3rd 2022, The Fifth Sunday of Lent

Services for Sunday 3rd April 2022
     10.00am Morning Prayer led by Revd Paul Mellars

     Forthcoming Services  
      Wednesday 6th April 10.00am Holy Communion Service led by Revd Joel Bird
      Sunday 10th April 10.00am Holy Communion Service led by Revd Eddie and Chris Orme
                                   12 Noon Baptism Service led by Paul Mellars
                                    6.30pm Palm Sunday Service                                 

John 12:1-8

Collect The Fifth Sunday of Lent                                              
Gracious Father,
you gave up your Son
out of love for the world;
lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion,
that we may know eternal peace
through the shedding of our Saviour’s blood,
Jesus Christ our Lord.

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 and Rodger, father of Revd Paul Mellars, Paul, his family and the family and friends of Doreen Roebuck.

Church open for private prayer The church will be open for private prayer every day  9.30am - 4.00pm. Volunteers for the unlocking and locking rota are needed URGENTLY. Please contact the Parish Office if this is something you could help with 412328.

SATURDAY COFFEE MORNINGS - 2nd APRIL 2022 10.00am - 12noon
​​​​​​​We are happy to announce that our Saturday Coffee Mornings will recommence monthly on the first Saturday of each month from 2nd April.  We hope to  be able to provide Bacon Sandwiches as well as Toasted Teacakes, together with the usual Tea, Coffee and Biscuits.  

Raffle, bric a brac etc and other suggestions much appreciated.
Do come and join us.

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 …?

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 12noon, the Oaks
Sunday 17th April CTDD united worship at St Swithin's at 6.30pm 

The ‘Feast of Flowers’ is to go ahead this year on the weekend of 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, running a stall, 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

 Organ Recital. The next ‘Wednesday at Eight Organ Recital’ will be on April 6th and Nigel Gotteri will be playing. Admission is free and refreshments are provided. There will be a retiring collection for church funds. 

Intercessions are once again to be taken by church members from April.  If anyone would like to offer their time to do intercessions please speak to Chris Williams for more details.  Thank you.

Chattabox and Little Fishes are having a Saturday Service on 2nd April at 4pm at St Mary’s Unstone.  We will be performing a Palm Sunday play, having a few songs, prayers and craft activities. Refreshments will be served afterwards and everyone is welcome. Please join us for this fun service.

Church Giving Boxes are ready to be collected from the back of church. If anyone was expecting a box and hasn't got one please could they let the office know or contact Katherine Shaw.

CHRISTIAN AID The money raised at the recent town charity market by the Christian Aid book stall was £182.00. The money has already been sent to Christian Aid with the request that it be split equally between general ongoing work and the Ukraine Appeal. There are still boxes at the back of church for your small change donations throughout Lent. Derek

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.
Could your Church help. On the walk we start with prayer, then stop twice for prayers, could we have volunteers to lead prayer.  We also need 2 persons willing to carry the cross.
Please let Robert know if you have someone who could help-at

Church yard. With the sunshine last week John Cooper started cutting the grass in the church yard again. We have a fantastic team keeping the church yard tidy, here comes spring!!

Oh, it’s just started snowing.