Baroque ensemble playing on original instrumentswho will perform music by Telemann, Purcell, Loeillet, Handel and Bach at West Derbyshire URC, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth on Saturday 9th November at 4.30pm. Admission Free. Collection in Aid of Derby Refugee Advice Centre and Wirksworth’s Music Lessons Fund.
On 23rd November at 7.30pm we look forward to welcoming Alfreton Male Voice Choir to the URC who will give an evening of song, music and laughter including items by the “Sagalouts”, the Choir’s comical skiffle group. It promises to be a lovely evening and we give you a very warm welcome. Admission £6 (pay at the door) or tickets from Ian Wright 07768 948506.
Our Harvest Thanksgiving and Communion Service will be held on Sunday 6th October at 10am and will be led by Mr Brian Heeley. This year we are supporting Water Aid. The Sunday Explorers visited the Community Garden and returned with items which were “the colours of the rainbow”. A collage has been made of items brought to the thanksgiving service.
On Saturday 19th October we will be open serving tea and scones in church from 10am to 2pm. This is the weekend of the URC. This is the weekend of the Wirksworth Model Railway Exhibition. Please call in and enjoy tea and scones with us.
Jenny and David arranged a lovely Poetry and Coffee Evening in August when members and friends shared a favourite poem – and it was lovely too that a member wrote her own poem entitled “Wirksworth “. We all enjoyed the evening very much.
During the Art & Architecture Weekend (7th and 8th September) we invite you to join us for coffee / tea / cakes / scones or perhaps a light lunch / soup and a roll, jacket potato etc etc. We will be serving meals in the Glenorchy Centre, Chapel Lane, Wirksworth on both days. We very much hope you will join us.
During the weekend of 7th and 8th September the town comes alive with thousands of visitors all enjoying the work of hundreds of artists and makers showing their work in houses, historic and quirky buildings, gardens, shop windows and churches. We loo forward to welcoming people to the church where Sue Crossfield (from Ashbourne) will be exhibiting her hand built ceramics.
We will also be serving meals on both days in the Glenorchy Centre, Chapel Lane, Wirksworth. Please come into the Centre for refreshments. We will be serving tea, coffee, soup and a roll, jacket potato and light lunches, together with lovely homemade cakes. We look forward to welcoming you.
We are delighted that Jonathan Priestley and Derek Taylor will be giving a Classical Guitar Concert at the URC on Friday 13th September at 7.30pm. This will be part of the Wirksworth Festival. They will play a variety of music by Albeniz, Granados, Sor and others. Pay at the door (£10 – no charge for students / children.)
A church outing to Bridlington is being arranged for Saturday 27th July. Seats are available and if you are interested in booking a seat or seats or would like more information please ring Ian Wright on 07768 948506. The cost is £20 (or £10 for children under 16).
On Sunday 30th June Amanda Linney concludes her training with us under the guidance of our Minister and will conduct our morning service. This will be followed by a “bring and share” lunch in the Glenorchy Centre to which everyone is warmly invited. We will miss you Amanda.