Sunday September 26th 2021, 17th Sunday after Trinity

Services for Sunday 26th September
10am Holy Communion
Service led by Revd Joel Bird. Live and Online.
There will be the third in a series of five sermons on the ‘Five Marks of Mission’.
You can watch online at 10am or later by clicking on:

We will be having coffee & cake after the 10am service, as a celebration of all the years Jean has been Verger of our Church.

2pm Civic Service, in the Civic Hall, Led by Peter Bold, Dave Walker and Andy Gore with music from Dronfield Young Voices.

Service Pattern on ordinary Sundays for the next three months
First Sunday in the month:

  • 9.30am Holy Communion
  • 11.15am Family Service with Thanksgivings
  • 6.30pm Holy Communion

Second, Fourth and Fifth Sundays in the month:

  • 10am Holy Communion

Third Sunday in the month:

  • 8am Holy Communion
  • 10am Family Communion (with Music Group)

For Harvest (3rd October) we will have a 10am Service instead of 9.30/11.15.
Donations of canned and dried goods will be given to Sheffield Cathedral Archer project.
Cash donations will go to Christian Aid’s Corona Virus Appeal: Give thanks for your coronavirus vaccine - Christian Aid

Also on Sunday 3rd October at 1.30pm we are hosting the NE Derbyshire Council Service, renewing our Covenant with the Armed Forces, as part of a day of events in Dronfield. Please come and join in.

Isaiah 58:1–8, John 13:3-15

Gracious God,
you call us to fullness of life;
deliver us from unbelief and banish our anxieties
with the liberating love of Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN.

Please remember in your prayers: Marion Giles, Bernard Broadhead, Pat Walker, Reg Creaser, Edith Hobson, Faye Jowell, Brenda Jones, Jonathan Prescott, Elaine Godwin and Emily (Ian Price’s granddaughter)
We also remember the family and friends of Elsie Hubbard and Irene Dace.

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 …?

Cleaning? Could you help with a “big church clean” – date to suit volunteers. Please have a word with Derek Millington or Peter.

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 open to visitors Monday to Friday 9.30 – 12.00

Wednesdays at Eight Organ Recitals.
Here are the dates for the upcoming Organ recitals:

  • October 6th Nigel Gotteri
  • November 3rd John Silverton
  • December 1st Adam Parrish
  • January 5th  Eric Singleton

Refreshments are provided and all donations go to Church funds.

Flowers in church message from Jean Hobson.
Marion Giles is unable to attend Church and when I visited her last week she was in reasonably good spirits and very kindly gave a substantial donation to the Church flower fund. I am very grateful for this along with other donations that have been given to me from the congregation.

Jane's Jams
Jane has limited stock of Strawberry, Redcurrant Jelly, and quite a good amount of: Raspberry, Blackcurrant. Orange and Ginger Marmalade and Damson and Plum will follow later in the year. Please phone to order.  Delivery service available! All profits will be shared between the Parish Church and Vaccin Aid a Unicef Charity that has provided 2 billion vaccines around the world this year.

Re-pointing of Church Extension: This essential work has started to prevent water ingress, thanks to our volunteers Will, Peter and Derek. Hopefully this will not cause too much disruption over the next few weeks however there will be a large amount of dust and noise. Thank you for your understanding.

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 12noon on Wednesday.

Have you taken up any creative hobbies over the past 18 months?
We would love to share pictures of things people have been doing or created over this difficult period. Showing that something positive has come out of this difficult time.

Ladies Voices are having a concert in Dronfield Parish Church at 7.30pm on Saturday 2nd October. This will be their first concert with an audience since March 2020. For this one-off, special event, they are making it available completely free. They just want to have a good atmosphere, with a nice audience, and for life to feel a little more like normal!

There will be a specific layout plan for the audience. If people would like to sit in specific bubbles and/or have space from others, that can all be accommodated. Please email or message Rob at to provide details for ticket reservations.

The concert will be broadcast live on their YouTube channel too.