Sunday January 9th 2022 The Baptism of Christ


Services for Sunday 9th January 2022
10.00am  Holy Communion
service led by Revd Peter Bold and Barbara Hodd
Live and Online. You can watch online at 10am or later by clicking on:
12.00 noon Baptism Service We welcome the family and friends of Emily Marsh

Forthcoming services

Sunday 16th January  10.00am Holy Communion – Peter and Candy’s last Service
Sunday 23rd January   10.00am Holy Communion
  12.00 noon Baptism Service

Acts 8:14 - 17
Luke 3:15 – 17, 21,22

Heavenly Father,
at the Jordan you revealed Jesus as your Son;
may we recognise him as our Lord
and know ourselves to be your beloved children;
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

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.

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 …?

Concerning Covid precautions Following our understanding of government regulations, advice and common sense, we are planning to have all the above services, but 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, especially if you mix with significant groups during the week. Being treble jabbed does reduce the risks considerably, but not completely, so 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.

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 now open to visitors Wednesday to Friday 9.30 – 12.00.

Have you got questions about life and the Christian faith?

Then START will help you discover more about God, Jesus and the journey of life.

St Andrews Community Church, Pentland Road.

Weekly 7.00 – 9.00pm from Monday 24th January until 7th March 2022.

For further information contact Paul Mellars
This course is free.


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

Sunday 16th January  - 6.30pm St Andrews
Monday 17th January  - 10.30am St Philips
Tuesday 18th January - 10.30am CAWR
Wednesday 19th January  - 10.00am St Johns
Thursday 20th January - 10.30am DBC
Friday 21st January - 10.30am CA Meth
Saturday 22nd January - 10.00am St Swithins


Bishop Libby and Bishop Malcolm are inviting all those engaged with and/or concerned for youth and children’s ministry across the diocese together on zoom to pray for our children and young people as they face these challenging times, as well as for our churches and schools as places of worship, welcome, and belonging. We will host this zoom prayer gathering on Tuesday 11th January, 7.30pm, and we will send the zoom link to any who get in touch before that date via Bishop Malcolm’s office,

Coffee Rota We are hoping to start serving coffee after Sunday Services in January. One or two people have kindly volunteered to help but ideally we need a few more people.  Sue would like to prepare a rota for January and would be grateful for any offers of help. Please contact Sue.

Christian Aid Carol Sing The Dronfield Churches Christian Aid committee are pleased to let you know that £507.00 was donated by shoppers at the annual Sainsbury’s carol sing the Saturday before Christmas, bringing to an end the full programme of 2021 fund raising activities. Thank you to everyone who has supported Christian Aid throughout another difficult year. In total, over £7,400.00 has been raised by the churches in Dronfield during 2021.

On behalf of the Christian Aid committee, may I wish everyone a Happy (better!) New Year.

Pastoral support and funerals
Dear all, As you will know our Team Rector Rev. Peter Bold will be heading to pastures new after his last services with us on 16th January - a joint parish Communion service at St. John’s at 10.00am and the CTDD service at St. Andrew’s at 6.30pm. Some of you will be concerned about how things are going to pan out when Peter leaves but we would like to reassure you that we (with the great support of ministry team colleagues) are working hard and having lots of conversations aimed at helping things run smoothly. It will not be ‘all plain sailing’ but the God who stilled the storm is with us all in this time of change.

One small but important thing we can tell you is that Rev. Paul Mellars will be changing his day off to Mondays from 17th January so that pastoral support and funerals can be covered.

We will try to let you know about other developments as and when details have been finalised. Meanwhile please do get in touch with either of us if you have any concerns.

Every blessing Rev. Paul Mellars and Rev. Ian Webb
Team Vicars