Sunday November 21st 2021, The Sunday next before Advent - CHRIST THE KING

Services for Sunday 21st November

8am    Holy Communion
10am  Holy Communion

Live and Online. You can watch online at 10am or later by clicking on: 
6.30pm    CTDD service with Praise Choir

Forthcoming services                               

Wednesday 24th November 12.30pm Funeral of Antony Radford
Sunday 28th November 10am Holy Communion
  12noon Baptism
  6.30pm Advent Carols
Sunday 5th December 8.00am Holy Communion
  9.30am Holy Communion
  5.00pm Christingle

John 18:33-37

God the Father,
help us to hear the call of Christ the King
and to follow in his service, 
whose kingdom has no end;
for he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, one glory. AMEN

Please remember in your prayers: Sally MacLaurin, Marion Giles, Bernard Broadhead,
Pat Walker, Edith Hobson, Faye Jowell, Brenda Jones, Jonathan Prescott, Elaine Godwin,
Joan Jones, Becca Evers and Emily (Ian Price’s granddaughter)

We also remember the family and friends of Doreen Swallow, Reg Creaser, Doris Hainsworth, Doug Pashley, and Antony Radford

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 …?

Church open for private prayer
The church will normally be open for private prayer every day from Monday 9.30am - 4pm

The Parish Office opening hours
The office is normally open to visitors Monday to Friday 9.30am – 12.00pm.                                                                                         

The newly formed CTDD Praise Choir will be making its debut at the CTDD service in
St John’s – 6.30pm on Sunday 21st November.  We wish Rob and all the singers every
success, and hope that you thoroughly enjoy their music making. If you would like more information contact Rob via or

Our Christmas Tree Festival is back!  
Friday Nov 26th to Sunday Dec 5th from 11- 6pm, (12-6pm on Sundays).
Responsible social distancing and mask wearing encouraged!

Please help
a) by encouraging friends to come, encouraging groups to return the response forms already sent out (or available via 01246 413276) - we can’t provide space for ‘just turn up’ trees!
b) Sign up to help with Stewarding or Refreshments (Rotas at back of Church) – even a two hour period is important and valued – and gives visitors a St John’s welcome!
c) help with setting up on Thursday 25th 8am – 6pm (before Choir practice!)
General queries: Jill & Tony Bethell; Refreshments: Jean Hobson 

CHRISTIAN AID MINI-BOOK SALE on Market Day Thursday 2nd December
The Christian Aid Committee has taken a stall at the weekly Dronfield market in the Civic Hall to further raise funds from the sale of books.
Please call in to support us, along with the market itself. In particular there will be several quality hardbacks for sale that could perhaps make ideal Christmas presents! 
All being well, the next fund raising occasion will be the Sainsbury’s Christmas Carol Sing which has been arranged for the morning of Saturday December 18th

Climate Action Sue Murphy’s partner Nigel has helped the local Climate Action Group create a survey to ask people in the North East Derbyshire District and Chesterfield Borough Council areas for their views on steps that could be taken to combat climate change.  Please complete the online survey. It is straightforward and should only take 10-15 minutes. The results will be shared with Council members and our local MPs and will be available to anyone taking part in the survey. You can find the survey at

DRONFIELD TOWN CHRISTMAS EVENT -  Friday November 26th  4-8pm

The big Dronfield Christmas Lights Switch-On will be in the Manor Gardens outside the Library at 6pm.
There will also be a number of events taking place in town between 4-8pm, including a Christmas Fayre in the Civic Hall, and a Christmas Market in the Dronfield Barn and the Peel Centre.  A number of shops on the High Street are also be opening late that evening. To ensure pedestrian safety there will be a temporary road closure of part of the High Street, from outside the Peel Centre to the junction with Soaper Lane.

Doug Veale would like to thank all the friends who sent cards and messages for his 90th birthday this week.