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.
The Churches in the North DerbyshireArea of the URC will meet together on Saturday 8th June and Fountain Square Church in Tideswell. We all plan to arrive at about 11.30am, have a drink and a tour of the building and see the redevelopment. We will eat our packed lunches and those who would like to walk can head out. For those who prefer not to there is the parish church to look at, shops and a stroll around the village. We will then reconvene at fountain Square for a chat and a cup of tea. We look forward to this event.
We are holding a “Sponsored Table Tennis Event” in the Glenorchy Centre on Saturday 29th June from dawn to dusk. The event is open to everyone, either by booking a time slot and playing, sponsoring a player, or popping in for Toast & Tea / Coffee in the morning, then at lunch time Hot Dogs and Burgers will be served, and in the afternoon there will be Tea and Cakes on offer. As in the previous two years it will be a day full of fun and fellowship with opportunities to make new friends, we will also be welcoming Athletes from Special Olympics City of Birmingham to Wirksworth.
Ruth Brodrick will be giving a talk at ~West Derbyshire URC on Wednesday 22nd May at 7pm. As a Dementia Champion for the Alzheimer’s Society Ruth is running a Dementia Friend Information Session. It will only take about an hour of your time and during this friendly and interactive Session you will increase your understanding of dementia and think about the small things that you can do to make a different to people affected by dementia in our community.
West Derbyshire URC will be open on the Saturday of Well Dressing Weekend (25th May) from 10am to 2pm when we invite you to come into the church for either a time of quietness or fellowship over a cup of coffee and a scone. (There will also be a book stall.) We look forward to welcoming you into the church.
An invitation is given to all to listen to Revd Dr Stephen Orchard give a talk on Arnold Legg, a Derby Congregationalist who became a Bishop (and who was popular in Wirksworth). The talk will be held in the Glenorchy Centre, Chapel Lane, Wirksworth DE4 4FB on Wednesday 15th May at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be served and there will be a collection for church funds.
Our Easter Sunday Communion Service at 10am will be led by our Minister Revd Camilla Veitch.
Earlier in the morning there will be an Easter Sunday Celebration at the Stone Circle at 8.30am.
The walk of witness and service will begin at 9.45am in the Market Place and will then proceed to the Memorial Gardens for a service. This year the service will be led by St Mary’s Church.
A Communion Service will be held at the URC at 6.30pm led by our Minister.
A well attended Mothering Sunday Service was led by our Minister. It was a really beautiful service and at the close of the service the young people distributed “hearts” which they had made to the whole congregation.