Sunday July 25th 2021 Eighth Sunday after Trinity

Service live and online

Holy Communion - service led by Revd Peter Bold, preacher Daren Craddock – Daren is a reader who moved to Dronfield about 18 months ago and is joining our team. He normally worships at St Philips.
You can watch the videos for all the churches when they “premiere”, or later for your convenience by clicking on this link:

We can all sing – but behind masks: Plans to the end of August

From our DCC the unanimous agreement was that we need to open up slowly and cautiously. We can all now sing in our services, but we ask that the congregation keep masks on, unless exempt. We will keep social distancing, hand sanitizing and cleaning after the service.

With Paul Mellars still ill with Covid, and other ministers on holiday etc., we are now planning to start 8am and 6.30pm services in September.

We will re-start Wednesday Communions once a month, on the first Wednesday of each month, starting 4th August.

Readings and Collect
Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21

Lord God, your Son left the riches of heaven and became poor for our sake:
when we prosper, save us from pride, when we are needy , save us from despair
that we may trust in you alone; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Please remember in your prayers: Marion Giles, Bernard Broadhead, Pat Walker, Thelma Dean, Reg Creaser, Edith Hobson, Revd Paul and Dawn Mellars, the families and friends of Brenda Edwards and Mary Levers, Robert Wooffindin

Coffee after the Sunday services – 11.45am by Zoom:
We invite you to “virtual” after (or before??) service refreshments. Please bring you own coffee or …?

Daily Prayer online has resumed for four days a week with a Thought for the Day from Chris or Tony on the other days.

Church open for private prayer
The church will be open for private prayer Wednesdays 9.30am - 4pm, Sundays 11.30-4pm

Church Survey – Changes to our Sunday Service Pattern
In our DCC meetings we have had some lively debates as to whether we should change our service patter. To help our decision making, we issued a survey at our AGM. We have had some interesting and helpful responses. We would love to have more. You can now do it online: If you would like a paper copy, let the office know Please respond by the end of July.

Live Streaming - Rob Aldread has organised and run the live streaming since November, with wonderful help from Josh. Rob cannot keep doing all this with his choir commitments. Can you help? Rob assures us it is not too difficult. If no help is available we won’t be able to live stream every week

The Parish Office is essential to the smooth running our churches. Following the announcement that from July 19th social distancing and mask wearing will no longer be mandatory, it has been decided that to protect our staff and keep the office fully functioning, face coverings will still be required if you need to call in – thanks!!
Flowers in church: we should be grateful for donations towards the flowers in church – if you would like to make a donation please speak to Jean Hobson or call her on 290452. Thank you!

Jane's Jams are back!
I have limited stock of Strawberry, Apricot, Gooseberry, Rhubarb and Ginger, Redcurrant Jelly, and quite a good amount of: Raspberry, Blackcurrant, Orange and Ginger Marmalade.
Damson and Plum will follow later in the year. Please phone 01246 418511 to order. Delivery service available! All profits will be shared between the Parish Church and one other charity.

News: As we can’t meet together as we used to do, do you have any news to share? Please send items to the office by 9am on Thursdays.

From Sue Harvey’s “garden” – just outside the Parish Office door:

Sue says “this’ll make you whistle!”