Sunday May 22nd 2022, The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Services for Sunday 22nd May 2022

10am Holy Communion Service led by Revd Joel Bird and Barbara Hodd

Upcoming Services  
Tuesday 24th May 11am Funeral Service for James Anthony Gregory
Saturday 28th May 1pm Wedding of Alexander Mather and Rose Cain
Sunday 29th May 10am Service led by Revd Paul Mellars
Sunday 5th  June 10am Special Jubilee Service with Holy Communion
Saturday 4th June 2pm Wedding David Adlington and Harriet Rhodes-Nixon



Revelation 21:10 - 22:5          John 14: 23 - 29

Risen Christ,
by the lakeside you renewed your call to your disciples;
help your Church to obey your command
and draw the nations to the fire of your love,
to the glory of God the Father.

Prayer for the Dronfield with Holmesfield team.
Dear Mighty God,
We pray at this time for those who make decisions about a new Rector, to find the right person.
We hope that this person will be understanding, kind, enthusiastic,
and inspiring for the local community, our team of five churches and our school. Amen  
Worship Council Kids at St Andrew’s church school.

Please remember in your prayers: Sally MacLaurin, Bernard Broadhead, Pat Walker, Edith Hobson, Malcolm Styan, Faye Jowle, Rodger Mellars, Becca Eavers and Emily.  We also pray for the family and friends of James Anthony Gregory whose funeral is this week.

Feast of Flowers at St John’s. Flower arrangers are urgently needed for the feast of Flowers at St John’s.  Weekend 1st to the 3rd July. Our Church theme is ‘A Celebration in Music’. Please have a chat with Jean Hobson, Jill Bethel or Gill Gill if you think you may be able to help, or phone the Parish Office on 412328. Your design doesn’t have to be complicated and there are other arrangers available to give help and advice, we also have books with designs in and step by step guidance can be found on the internet. There is still time to volunteer.

Help with refreshments over the four days would also be greatly appreciated, please see volunteer chart at back of church or speak to Jean Hobson.

Revd Joel Bird’s last service at St Philips will be on Sunday 29th May and his last in our Parish with be the Joint Parish Service at St John’s on Sunday 5th June, refreshments will be provided after. All five churches are making a collection for Joel and any donations can be given to our Church Wardens, Clergy or left at the Parish Office.

Civic Service Thursday 2nd June marks Her Majesty the Queen’s 70th year as Monarch and Head of the Commonwealth. To celebrate a national lighting of beacons event is planned, Bishop Malcolm will be lighting the beacon on Sindelfingen Park this will include a Civic Service and music from our Ladies Voices choir.


JUBILEE COFFEE MORNING - Saturday 4th June 10am to 12noon. Come & join us for wonderful Jubilee themed refreshments, raffle and Jubilee themed flower arrangements in church and many other stalls.


Notice Sheet. From the first Sunday in September Alison Bowen will no longer be producing the St. John’s notices, so we need a volunteer from church to take it on. As part of the review of administration across the parish and the creation of the Parish Co-ordinator role, it was decided that certain tasks undertaken by the Parish Office for St. John’s should be gradually handed over to church volunteers. The nature of said tasks (as with the notice sheet) is that the other churches in the parish have volunteers who undertake them. A second internet and email-ready PC will be available in the Parish Office if volunteers do not have facilities at home. Rev. Ian Webb.

Parish Hall – Total Clear Out: Saturday 11th June from 9:30am Later this year the Parish Hall is going to be sold to The Gavin’s Foundation after which it will be managed and run by Life Dronfield who will eventually redevelop the whole site for use as it’s community space venue. In readiness for that we need to clear EVERYTHING out.  So, on Saturday 11th June, starting at 9:30am, we are going to book a large walk-in skip and we will work together with Life Dronfield to clear everything out. If anyone thinks anything that they own is currently somewhere in the Parish Hall premises, then please arrange with the Parish Office to come and collect it asap, because on 11th June basically everything will be disposed of. We also need help on the day to remove everything and put it into the skip. Please can you let Alison know if you are able to come and help so we can build up a list of how many people can support this activity. Thanks Rob

PLEASE can I encourage as many of you as possible to enter and also PLEASE can you all tell everyone about our monthly raffle and encourage them to enter. The link below is easy to paste into WhatsApp etc.

 This is simply an online raffle (no different to a raffle or a tombola at a fete or a concert interval) with the opportunity to win, £50, £20, £10 or a meal-for-two at Toby Carvery Dronfield.

Coffee after the Sunday services – 11:45am by Zoom  We invite you to “virtual” after service refreshments, by clicking on the link in the notice sheet at 11:45 am or afterwards. Please bring you own coffee or …?

Unstone Platinum Jubilee Event Saturday June 4th 7.30pm, A Vintage archive film show set to music will be shown in the Fred Hopkinson Memorial Hall. This will include Unstone Parish Celebrations and original footage of: Coronation day, Silver Jubilee, Golden Jubilee, Street Parties, Garden Parties and 1960’s Cub trips. There will also be a Local knowledge quiz, raffle and light refreshments. Entry is £7.50. Please contact Ian Wright.

Brooks Straight Stair Lift Free to a good home, Can arrange fitting. Call Andrea Robinson.