Sunday February 27th 2022, Sunday next before Lent

Services for Sunday 27th February 2022

  10.00am Holy Communion service led by Revd Paul Mellars, live and online.
     You can watch online at 10am or later by clicking on:
  12 noon Baptism Service We welcome the family and friends of Ellis James Gilbert and Leo Edward Charles Taylor-Cook
  Wednesday 2nd March 10.00am Ash Wednesday Service led by Revd Paul Mellars/Ian Webb

We are now unable to provide words with our online streaming but have a limited number of hymn books and orders of service to help support people who can only access our services online. Please contact the office if you would like to borrow a pack.                                                                                                 
2 Corinthians 3:12 – 4:2
Luke 9:28-36

Holy God,
you know the disorder of our sinful lives;
set straight our crooked hearts,
and bend our wills to love your goodness
and your glory
In Jesus Christ our Lord.  AMEN

Please remember in your prayers: Sally MacLaurin, Bernard Broadhead, Pat Walker, Edith Hobson, Joan Jones, Malcolm Styan, Margaret Bennett, Faye Jowle, Joel Bird, and Emily.  
Please also remember in your prayers  Rodger, father of Revd Paul Mellars, Paul and his family.
The funeral of Eileen Mary Parker will take place at St Johns on Monday 28th February.
Please remember Eileen’s family in your prayers.

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 sheet at 11.45 am or afterwards. Please bring you own coffee or …?

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. Please contact the Parish Office if this is something you could help with 412328.

Concerning Covid precautions Government legal restrictions regarding Covid have ended, therefore it is now a personal choice regarding what precautions you take.

The Parish Office opening hours The office is open to visitors Wednesday to Friday  9.30 –12.00.

Organ Recital. The next ‘Wednesday at Eight Organ Recital’ will be on April 6th and Nigel Gotteri will be playing.

Curate Elliot George. As many of you will know Elliot George is coming to Dronfield this summer to serve as the new curate for our team of churches. Curacy is the second part of the training and formation process for Anglican clergy. His ordination as a deacon will take place on the morning of Sunday, 3rd July at Derby Cathedral (n.b. Feast of Flowers weekend!). Please keep Elliot and his wife Megan in your prayers.

World day of Prayer Service. After two bleak years when we haven't been able to hold the World Day of Prayer service this year the service will be Friday March 4th at 7.00pm at Dronfield Baptist Church. The theme is 'I know the plans I have for you’ and the service has been prepared by the women of England Wales and Northern Ireland (Just in case you are wondering why Scotland is not included it is because Scotland were ahead of us in joining the World Day of Prayer movement). As always everyone is welcome to join us at that service.

Revd Peter Bold’s Induction at Ashover Parish Church was a joyful event, Peter and Candy were welcomed with open arms by everyone.
The Church at Ashover has a lovely feel and the viewing window to the bell tower is really cool!
Please pray for Peter and Candy as they start this new chapter in their lives.

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from Feb 21st to March 6th and it would be great if you could support this by making use of all the online events and information that can be accessed in the links below. Fairtrade is a lifeline for those producers who are part of it and it is a great way to support them during the daily shop.
You might want to start by doing the Fairtrade Quiz and see if you can beat 4/10. Did you know that the carbon footprint of roses from the Netherlands is 5.5 times that of roses from Kenya even after allowing for transport?

Fairtrade and Climate Justice Quiz:
Find out about how to get involved and how to access the online events at
The focus of the campaign this year is very much on how climate change is affecting producers in low income countries. Fairtrade came alive for us when we met a banana grower from St Lucia who came and stayed with us. You may not be able to meet a producer in the flesh this time, but the online videos and interviews are an excellent substitute.
I do hope you can support this campaign.
Best wishes, Mike Heap (Fairtrade rep at the Oaks)

Coal Aston Wesleyan Reform Church are holding a coffee morning on Saturday April 2nd from 10.00am to 12.00pm.


Christian Aid Lent Appeal It’s almost that time of year again – Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent and that means the annual Christian Aid Lent appeal. Derek will be putting out the usual loose-change boxes in church; please do take one and although Christian Aid are not asking us to give towards a specific project this year, there remains so much need around the world for us to help remedy with our giving and our prayer.

                                                                                                              The ‘Feast of Flowers’ is to go ahead this year on the weekend of the 1st to the 3rd July. The theme is ‘Celebration’. Any offers of help would be greatly appreciated and should go to Jill Bethell in the first instance.