Sunday November 7th 2021, the Forth Sunday before Advent

Services for Sunday 7th November

9.30am Holy Communion Service led by Revd Peter Bold and Barbara Hodd.
Live and Online. You can watch online at 9.30am or later by clicking on:
11.15am Family Service with Thanksgivings led by Revd Peter Bold
6.30pm Holy Communion

Services for next 2 weeks:
Sunday 14th November 10.55am Remembrance Sunday Service outside the Library,
followed by our service in Church.
Tuesday 16th November 11am Funeral of Reg Creaser
Thursday 18th November 11am Funeral of Doreen Swallow
Sunday 21st November 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am Holy Communion
12noon Baptisms

Hebrews 9:24-28

Mark 1 14-20

God of Glory,

touch our lips with the fire of your spirit,
that we with all creation
may rejoice to sing your praise;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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 Barbara Kaye, Doreen Swallow who died on the 25 October and Reg Creaser who died on the 21 October.

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 be open for private prayer Wednesdays 9.30am - 4pm, Sundays 11.30-4pm

The Parish Office Opening Hours
The office is normally open to visitors Monday to Friday 9.30 – 12.00.

Christmas Tree Festival is coming … from Friday 26th Nov to Sunday 5th Dec!
Open daily 11am – 6pm; responsibly encouraging social distancing and mask wearing!

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 one 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

Praise Choir Rob our Director of Music is starting a CTDD Praise Choir who will sing some hymns, gospel pieces and worship songs with a focus on the “heart” of singing to support good and uplifting “worship”.

If you are interested drop Rob an email, text or WhatsApp.

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. The survey 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

Christmas Tree Festival Poster