Sunday February 6th 2022, Fourth Sunday before Lent


Services for Sunday 6th February 2022

     9.30am  Holy Communion service led by Revd Eddie and Chris Orme, live and online.
     You can watch online at 9.30am or later by clicking on:
     11.15am Family Service led by the Children’s Work Team

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.

Forthcoming services Wednesday 9th February 10.00am Holy Communion
  Sunday        13th February 10.00am Holy Communion
    12 noon Baptism Service
  Wednesday 16th February 10.00am Service Cancelled

1 Corinthians 15:1-11   Luke 5:1-11

Lord of the hosts of heaven,
our salvation and our strength,
without you we are lost:
guard us from all that harms or hurts
and raise us when we fall;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN

Please remember in your prayers: Sally MacLaurin, Bernard Broadhead, Pat Walker, Edith Hobson, Joan Jones, Malcolm Styan, Margaret Bennett, Sue Harvey, Faye Jowle, Joel Bird and Emily.  

Sadly Kath Manning has died, her funeral will take place at St Johns at 10am on Wednesday 16th February. Please remember Kath and her family in your prayers. 

Coffee after the Sunday services - 11.45am by Zoom (possibly starting a bit late this week):
We invite you to 'virtual after (or before??) service refreshments, by clicking on the link below at 11.45am or afterwards.
Please bring your 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 Following our understanding of government regulations, advice and common sense please remember to wear a face mask unless you are exempt, sanitise your hands and if possible, please take lateral flow tests before coming to church. Being treble jabbed does reduce the risks considerably, but not completely, we are leaving it to individuals to make their own choices, and we are delighted that we can provide the online option for most of the services.

The Parish Office opening hours: The office is open to visitors Wednesday to Friday  9.30am –12.00pm. Please note office Friday 4th only open 9.30 – 11.00.

Church Flowers The flower fund is very low, we would be grateful for any donations towards the beautiful flower arrangements Jean creates. If you would like to make a donation, please speak to Jean Hobson. Thank you.

Christian Aid Update I’m pleased to let you know that the Dronfield Churches’ Christian Aid Committee have been able to forward £1,500.00, raised from recent fund raising activities. This has gone to Christian Aids central office to help alleviate the needs of many around our world. Derek

No 10am Communion on Wednesday 16th February. There will NOT be a 10.00am Wednesday morning communion service on 16th February as it is Kath Manning’s funeral at 10.00am on that date. 

Deanery Support for School Governors The Deanery is compiling a list of School Governors, to offer support and/or training. Please let Kathy Crawshaw-Moore, Deanery Administrator know if you are a School Governor.

Safeguarding Training – ‘In person’ training day
Monday 28th March, St Matthew's Church, Renishaw
We are aware that there are some people across the diocese who are unable to use computers, and therefore have difficulty in accessing the Basic and Foundation training (which is e-learning), and Leadership Training which is on Zoom. We are providing an opportunity for a limited number of people to attend this training in person.  

Basic Awareness 9.15-10.30am
Safeguarding Foundations 11.00am-12.30pm
Safeguarding Leadership 1.00-4.00pm

Places are limited, booking is essential by Thursday 17th March at the latest. Please contact to reserve places for people, stating which course/s are required, providing the person’s name, their church and parish, and role. 

More information on Safeguarding training can be found on our website or by email

Boxes of giving envelopes. Katherine Shaw is organising the giving envelope boxes, if anyone no longer wants them please either let her know directly or via the office, if you have had them previously and she doesn’t hear from you there will be a pack with your name on.