Our Easter Sunday Service – such a special day in the Christian Calendar – was led by our Minister during which we shared in communion. The cross was also decorated with daffodils and at the close of the service was placed outside the church. We also shared chocolate Easter eggs, chocolate crispies and hot cross buns. Thanks to Camilla for a beautiful service.
At the URC a quiet reflective service was held on Maundy Thursday Service at 7pm which helped us reflect on Jesus’ journey to the cross and during the service will were invited to share communion.
The Wirksworth Book Festival brought a whole host of activities, talks, performances in the town and much more for adults and children. At the URC on the Saturday and Sunday (following the morning service) we welcomed visitors from far and wide into the church for coffee and cakes when they also browsed the book stall. Both days were busy and it was good for us to be part of the Book Festival.
A Mothering Sunday Service led by our Minister Revd Camilla Veitch. After communion everyone was given a posy of bright yellow daffodils by the Sunday Explorers.
Once again Wirksworth was in the grips of winter, and the town was deserted. However this did not dampen our spirits and everyone who managed to get out and support us had a very enjoyable time, either browsing the goods on offer or sharing fellowship over a cuppa – people even got from Ashbourne and Buxton!!! Thanks to Joyce and Eva for organising the event. £580 was raised for church funds.
The Lent Group Gatherings held at the URC were successful and well attended. Thanks to the clergy who in turn presented each week so ably.
Pray Together : THAT ALL MAY BE FREE is the title of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. There were services during the week from 18 – 25 January when congregations of all the churches joined together.