Sunday May 9th 2021 - Sixth Sunday of Easter

Notices for Sunday May 9th 2021
Sixth Sunday of Easter


Services live and online
We are open for public worship today, at 10am.
Service led by Revd Ian Webb
The social distancing rules will apply.
We will continue with streaming the service online.
You can watch the videos for all the churches when they “premiere”,
or later for your convenience by clicking on this link:
From this link you can also find Paul Mellar’s / St Andrew’s service. Prayers on-line are available each day.

Readings and Collect
Acts 10. 44 – 48
John 15.9-17

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.

Please remember in your prayers: Marion Giles and William Eardley’s family.

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

Kingdom Come” – 10 Days of Prayer from Ascension Day to Pentecost
The Church Nationally is promoting 10 days of prayer from Ascension (May 13) to Pentecost (May 23). Our online daily prayers will take up the theme. Other resources are available here: New For 2021 | Thy Kingdom Come

Christian Aid Week starts today (Sunday 9 May), Unfortunately, with the continuing pandemic situation and as was the case last year, arrangements for the door-to-door house collection are not possible to any great extent. However, I will be delivering envelopes to my usual streets but with no return for the collection of donations.

If you too feel able to do this, please let me know asap and I will let you have a supply of envelopes and the names of the streets for delivery. Donation envelopes should be taken to the church office from where I will collect.

Should you wish to make a donation, there will be a supply of envelopes at the back of church or, alternatively, you can donate on-line; the link is


Coming out of Lockdown

Following discussions at our DCC meeting, we plan to start most of our services again on Sunday 27th June, when hopefully most restrictions will be eased. Details to follow.

Ladies Voices Online Concert – Saturday 22 May, 7.30pm.
We are delighted that Ladies Voices are going to hold an Online Concert on Saturday 22nd May, starting at 7:30pm, streamed from Dronfield Parish Church:

The event is free to watch, so please be generous with donations to support CLIC Sargent,, a charity that supports children with cancer, via our JustGiving Page;

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses and choir members there is an amazing prize draw: 

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

Annual General Meeting
Our AGM will take place after the morning service on Sunday 13 June, later than normal because of the pandemic. Please the office have reports from all groups by Sunday 16 May at the latest.

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 Peter

On a walk last week in Milldale, Biggin Dale and Beresford Dale, when the weather was better….


St John’s AGM Sunday June 13th 11am (after the morning service)

Nomination slip for Churchwardens , DCC members, PCC, CTDD, Deanery Synod reps?





Seconded by



Please return the slip to the office, by email ( or by hand by May 29th