2018 May

2018 May for the website

Well Dressing Weekend

The Wirksworth Well Dressing Weekend this year begins on Saturday 26th May.  The opening service will take place at  St Mary’s at 10.45am after which there will be the procession around the town to bless the wells.

Our own church will be open from 10 to 2pm on the Saturday serving coffee/tea and scones.    Do please come along. When our church is open at this time it provides an opportunity for people to share fellowship with us or come into church for a time of quiet reflection.

Outing to Skipton

Ian is arranging an outing to Skipton on Wednesday 30th May.  It will leave at 9pm and return at 5pm.  The cost will be £14 per person and if you would like to book or seat, or would like further information, please contact Ian on 0776 894 8506.

Why is Homelessness Rising?

 A presentation by Pam Orchard at West Derbyshire URC on Sunday 20th May at 3pm – Official figures show a rise in rough sleeping in the UK every year for the past 7 years. In fact across the UK, all types of homelessness is increasing including numbers of people in temporary accommodation such as B and Bs and hostels.  Pam has worked in homelessness for 15 years and is the CEO at The Connection at St Martins in central London.  She will outline what are the main causes of homelessness, different types of homelessness, why homelessness is rising and some of the responses required which would tackle the problem.   The session will include a combination of presentation and discussion.



Past Event: Games Event for Young People

With the success of the games events arranged in March and April a  further Games Event in the Glenorchy Centre is planned for Sunday evening 20th May  6 – 7.30pm.  Come and have a fun evening where you can join friends new and old playing  Boccia, Skittles or Board Games, or just sit and chat.  Refreshments served.  This is an event for young people aged 11-18 years to be held in The Glenorchy Centre, Chapel Lane, Wirksworth. There will be a charge of £2 per person to cover events.  Registration and Parental Consent Forms available at all member churches or contact Mike Weaver 0747 411 9574.  Admission will not be allowed without a signed consent form.

2018 April newsletter

2018 April for website

Past Event: Easter Sunrise Service

A sunrise service was  held at the Star Disc and everyone met at Top Kens at 6.20am before walking up to the Star Disc.

Past Event: Good Friday Service

All the churches  joined together for the Good Friday Morning Service.  This  began in the Market Place at 9.45am  before the walk of witness to the community area at St Mary’s Church.   This year’s service was led by members and friends of the United Reformed Church.

Past Event: Easter Sunday Service

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.

Past Event: Maundy Thursday 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.

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