Sunday June 27th 2021, Fourth Sunday after Trinity

Services live and online
Holy Communion at 10am on Sunday – Service led by Revd Peter Bold. Today we celebrate Ann Ward’s 70th anniversary in the Parish Church Choir! Be ready for some surprises!
The social distancing rules still apply. We will continue with streaming the morning service online. You can watch the videos for all the churches when they “premiere”, or later for your convenience by clicking on this link:
Prayers on-line are available each day.

Readings and Collect

2 Corinthians 8:7 - 15 & Mark 5: 21 - 43

Gracious Father, by the obedience of Jesus you brought salvation to our wayward world:
draw us into harmony with your will, that we may find all things restored in him, our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Please remember in your prayers: Marion Giles, Muriel Lascelles, Bernard Broadhead, Pat Walker, Joan Jones, Thelma Dean, Reg Creaser.

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 …?

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

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

Daily Prayer online
These daily prayer and Bible readings have been loved, and we are considering what to do long term as restrictions ease. We are taking a break for 2 weeks from Monday 21st June. As an alternative we recommend a number of online aids to prayer and Bible reading:

Thoughts / feedback would be welcome.

Following news of organ recitals in other churches, it has been decided to have our first since lockdown at 7.30pm on Wednesday July 7th, with Mary Cobbold, refreshments, all proceeds to St John’s. Please do support this initiative if you can, and if you would like recitals in St John’s to continue

New Administrator
After many years of dedicated service, Sue Harvey is retiring from her role in the parish office. We are deeply grateful for all she has done. We need someone to replace her, working with Joan:

Part Time Administrator for Dronfield with Holmesfield Team of Churches.
13.5 hrs Per Week. (Temporary Contract, Role & Hours to be fully reviewed after 6 months). £9.13 per hour

  • Carry out and facilitate day-to-day administrative operations of the churches in close co-operation with the Clergy and the Officers of the churches, working in partnership with our other administrator.

  • To be a key face and voice of the church to the wider community within the Dronfield with Holmesfield Team, from answering the phone and office door, to booking Baptisms, Weddings and other occasional services, and managing lettings of the Church Hall

  • Have the ability to work in a changing environment, where multi-tasking, sound decision making, self-motivation and discretion are essential. Equally the post-holder will need confidence and proven IT, organisational, financial, communication and interpersonal skills.

Closing Date: 28th June 2021. For more information please ask Peter: or Ian Webb:

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.