On Friday 4th January we invite you to come to a Folk Carol Celebration which will begin at 7pm. There will be carols in folk style (some with traditional words, some with new words) mixed with a variety of Christmas readings. Come along and enjoy this celebration.
Our Christmas Carol Service will be held on Sunday 23rd December at 6pm. Come along and enjoy our service and put Christ into the centre of your Christmas.
On Sunday 16th December at 10am our Sunday Explorers will be leading the service. The interesting title is “What’s the Point?” – do come along and share worship.
Our Annual Christmas Dinner (prepared by the men of the church) will be held on Saturday 15th December at 6.30pm. The event will be held in the Glenorchy Centre and we all look forward to being together on this social occasion.
On Saturday 17th November we will be holding our Christmas Bazaar in the Memorial Hall. A considerable amount of hard work is done in preparing the lovely stalls and we invite you to come along and enjoy looking around the stalls, having a cuppa and meeting old friends and making new friends. The Bazaar will be from 10am to 12 noon.
We are sorry that this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Carole and Roy invite you to join them for a Coffee Evening on Thursday 1st November (7.30pm) to be held in the Glenorchy Centre, Chapel Lane, Wirksworth. They will be showing slides of Dumfries and Galloway and the title of the evening is “Scotland’s Best Kept Secret”!!! Carole and Roy would very much like you to join them. Admission £4 – funds raised will be for West Derbyshire URC.
With the success of previous games events a further Games Event in the Glenorchy Centre is planned for Sunday evening 21st October 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.
Our 150-year anniversary celebration took place on the weekend of October 13th/14th this year. On the Saturday the church was open with displays and photographs telling the story of the church over the years. On the Sunday a celebration celebration service for all ages was held with dramatisations telling the story of church life over the years. (please see picture). The service was led by our Minister Revd Camilla Veitch and church historian and former Moderator of General Assembly Revd Dr Stephen Orchard. The celebration concluded with a bring and share tea in the adjoining Glenorchy Centre.
Church family walk
On Sunday 30th September we are organising a church family walk on Stanton Moor. We will start the walk at 2pm from a designated meeting point and walk across to the Nine Ladies stone circle where we will stop for a while for a picnic and maybe some games (please bring something to drink and a snack), and then walk back to the cars. The outing will last approx. 2 hours plus travel time to get there. We will try to car share so that everyone who would like to is able to come along. I believe it is great to ‘walk and talk’ together, it is wonderful to have the time to talk to each other and to appreciate being outside in God’s wonderful creation. We’re in good company, as Jesus did a lot of ‘walking and talking’ and lives were changed because of it! Everyone of any age is welcome, the walk is on fairly level ground, and it’s not limited to those who come on Sunday mornings – if you would like to invite someone along, please do so.
Please let Camilla know if you are coming, or if you’d like further information, so that I can give you details of where we will meet and so that we can arrange car shares where needed. Camilla 01629 826913
Our Harvest Thanksgiving and Communion Service will be held on Sunday 30th September at 10am and will be led by our Minister Camilla Veitch. Our Harvest Appeal this year will support the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (operating in England and Wales) which offer financial support to farming people in hardship of all ages. Please do come and join us at this special Harvest Thanksgiving Service.