Sunday August 8th 2021, Tenth Sunday after Trinity

Service Live and Online
10am, led by Barbara hodd and Peter Bold.
You can watch the videos for all the churches when they "premiere", or later for your convenience by clicking on this link:

We can all sing - but behind masks: Plans to the end of August
From our DCC the unanimous agreement was that we need to open up slowly and cautiosly. We can all now sing in our services, but we ask that the congregation keep masks on, unless exempt.
We  will keep social distancing, hand sanitizing and cleaning after the service.
With Paul Mellars still ill with Covid, and other ministers on holiday etc., we are now planning to start 8am and 6.30pm services in September.

Ephesians 4:25 - 5:2
John 6:35, 41-51

Lord of heaven and earth,
as Jesus taught his disciples to be persistent in prayer,
but always to bring our prayers before you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN.

Please remember in your prayers: Marion Giles, Bernard Broadhead, Pat Walker, Thelma Dean, Reg Creaser, Edith Hobson, Revd Paul and Dawn Mellars, the families and friends of Brenda Edwards, Mary Levers and Robert Wooffindin.
We also remember the family and friends of Barbara Hawley whose memorial services is on 29th October at 11am and Geoff Gratton, who played our organ on many occasions, whose funeral is on Monday 16th August 3.50pm at Brimington Crematorium.

Coffee after the Sunday services - 11.45am by Zoom:
We invite you to “virtual” after (or before??) service refreshments, by clicking on the link below at 11.45 am or afterwards. Please bring you own coffee or …?

The Future of our Parish Hall
We are pleased to announce that we have reached agreement in principle with Life Dronfield to being a long term lease to them of our hall. Both St John's and Life Dronfield will spend the next few months drawing up a full lease agreement with the expectation that Life Dronfield will begin renovations of the Halls as soon as possible.
Life Dronfield will renovate and develop the Hall as a place of welcome and mission for all. We will continue to use the Hall for our Office and Children's work.

Daily Prayer online has resumed for four days a week with a Thought for the Day from Chris or Tony on  the other days.

Church open for private prayer
The church will be open for private prayer Wednesdays 9.30am - 4pm, Sundays 11.30 - 4pm

Church Survey - Changes to our Sunday Service Pattern
In our DCC meetings we have had some lively debates as to whether we should change our service pattern. To help our decision making, we issued a survey at our AGM. We have had some interesting and helpful responses. We would love to have more. You can now do it online: If you would like a paper copy, let the office know I have had a number of responses so far, but I don't think they represent the majority view...
Extended deadline - please respond by 16th August.

Live Streaming - Rob Aldread has organised and run the live streaming since November, with wonderful help from Josh. Rob cannot keep doing all this with his choir commitments. Can you help? Rob assures us it is not too difficult. If no help is available we won't be able to live stream every week

The Parish Office is essential to the smooth running of our churches. Following the announcement that from July 19th social distancing and mask wearing will no longer be mandatory, it has been decided that to protect our staff and keep the office fully functioning, face coverings will still be required if you need to call in - thanks!!

Flowers in church: we should be grateful for donations towards the flowers in church - if you would like to make a donation please speak to Jean Hobson or call her on 290452. Thank you!

Jane's Jams are back!
I have limited stock of Strawberry, Apricot, Gooseberry, Rhubarb and Ginger, Redcurrant Jelly, and quite a good amound of: Raspberry, Blackcurrant, Orange and Ginger Marmalade.
Damson and Plum will follow later in the year. Please phone to order. Delivery service available! All profits will be shared between the Parish Church and one other charity.

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 Wednesday.

Photo of Part of our Church Gardens. 
With thanks to all those who keep the flowers and grass looking so good.