Sunday January 30th 2022, The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Candlemas


Services for Sunday 30th January 2022 (Candlemas)  
10.00am Holy Communion service led by Revd Ian Price, live and online.  
You can watch online at 10.00am or later by clicking on:

Forthcoming services         Wednesday 2nd February           10.00am Holy Communion  
                                                     Sunday 6th  February             9.30am Holy Communion  
                                                                                                   11.15am Thanksgiving Service

1 Corinthians 12:1-13  Luke 2:22-40

Lord Jesus Christ  
light of the nations and glory of Israel;  
make your home among us  
and present us pure and holy  
to your heavenly Father,  
your God and our God.  

Please remember in your prayers: Sally MacLaurin, Bernard Broadhead, Pat Walker, Edith Hobson, Joan Jones, Malcolm Styan, Margaret Bennett, Eddie Orme, Sue Harvey and Emily.  
Sadly Kath Manning has died. Please remember Kath and her family in your prayers.  
Funeral details to follow.

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 ? 

Message from Peter and Candy Thank you for the wonderful send off on Sunday, and for the generous, beautiful and thoughtful gifts. We feel very touched and blessed.  
With our love and prayers for the future,  
Peter and Candy 

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 and Thursday 9.30am to 12.00pm and Friday 4th 9.30 to 11.00am.  

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. 

Christian Aid Update I'm please 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 Aid's central office to help alleviate the needs of many around our world. Derek

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

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 Judie Fogarty, 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