Sunday January 16th 2022, The Second Sunday of Epiphany


Services for Sunday 16th January 2022
10.00am  Holy Communion service led by Revd Peter Bold and the team, with all our 5 churches worshipping together for Peter and Candy's last service. Live and Online. 
You can watch online at 10am or later by clicking on:
6.30pm United Service for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at St Andrews.

CTDD services for the week of prayer for Christian unity 2022.

Monday          17th January  - 10.30am St Philips
Tuesday         18th January  - 10.30am Coal Aston Wesleyan Reform
Wednesday   19th January  - 10.00am St Johns, Holy Communion.
Thursday       20th January  - 10.30am Dronfield Baptist Church
Friday             21st January  - 10.30am Coal Aston Methodist
Saturday        22nd January - 10.00am St Swithins 

Forthcoming services   Sunday 23rd January        10.00am Holy Communion
                                                                                   12.00noon Baptism Service
                                        Wednesday 26th January  10.00am Holy Communion
                                        Sunday 30th January         10.00am Holy Communion

1 Corinthians 12:1-11   John 2:1-11

Eternal Lord,
our beginning and our end:
bring us with the whole creation
to your glory, hidden through past ages
and made known 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 and Emily (Ian Price's granddaughter) 
We also remember the family and friends of Marion Giles.

Message from Helen Wragg, Marion Giles Daughter. On behalf of my brother and sister and our families I would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and words, and for attending Mum's funeral despite the terrible weather. A special thank you to Rob Aldread, as many distant family members were able to join via the live streaming.

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 11.45 am or afterwards.
Please bring you own coffee or ?

Church open for private prayer The church will normally be open for private prayer every day apart from Monday, 9.30am - 4.00pm
The Parish Office opening hours The office is open to visitors Wednesday to Friday 9.30am - 12.00pm.

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.




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Message from Revd Ian Webb I'm delighted that we can now formally announce that our parish has been chosen once again to be the training ground for a new curate! Elliot George     
will be moving up from theological college in Bristol together with his wife Megan in the early summer. I have been asked to be Elliot's training incumbent but we will all have to play our 
part in helping Elliot learn and grow as a minister, chosen by God for the specific ministry of being a deacon and priest in His Church. Please pray for Elliot and Megan as they enjoy 
their last months in that great City of Bristol, and prepare for even greater things up here in glorious Derbyshire!

Please also be praying for our current curate Joel, Jess and the family as they work out what's next and prepare to move on this summer.

Parish Co-ordinator role You will probably be aware that after many years' faithful service in the Parish Office Sue Harvey and Joan Dovenor retired last year. Since Sue's retirement in the summer we have been working on a review of the role, and Alison Bowen was employed on a temporary basis whilst this review took place. Alison has been doing an excellent job and is now keeping the office going Weds-Fri, undertaking all the admin previously done by Sue and Joan (with some help from me with weddings and baptisms).

Our review looked at what we needed for the 2020s and beyond, recalling that the main purpose of the job is to 'release the clergy for the work to which they have been called and appointed by taking day-to-day organisational work off them to free them for their priorities of leadership, prayer, teaching and outreach.' After discussions with the parish wardens, clergy and the PCC, we have decided to create the new role of Parish Co-ordinator. The main differences are that the person appointed will become a key part of the staff (clergy) team and will be more involved in the leadership of the parish. They will be expected to develop admin systems as well as undertake day-to-day administration. They will also help our Parish Safeguarding Officers by taking on the DBS administration.

The job is now being advertised and details can be found on the St. Swithin's website ( Please pray for the right person to be appointed to this important post. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role please do get in touch.  Every blessing
Rev. Ian Webb