Our services are now held in church at 10am and we look forward to welcoming you to our services. Covid recommendations will be in place. Please see Covid information later on in this page.
The services are as follows:
24th April at 10am – Service led by Revd Judith Tatton-Schiff.
1st May at 10am – Service led by Revd Deborah Baird (Communion Service).
8th May at 10am – Service led by Revd Camilla Veitch.
15th May at 10am – Songs of Praise Service led by Mr Ian Wright.
15th May at 6pm – Joint Service at Wellspring Church. (The beginning of the Week for Christian Aid).
22nd May at 10am – Service led by Revd Camilla Veitch.
29th May at 10am – Service led by Revd Graham Maskery.
Unfortunately at the present time there is no wheelchair access to the interior of this church. The sanctuary has varying levels and is accessed by four steps.
Children are invited to “explore” God’s Word together and activities are held in the side room during the morning service. The young people share with the congregation what they have been doing as “Sunday Explorers”.
Communion is shared on the first Sunday of every month. Everyone who wishes to respond to God’s grace in Jesus Christ is welcome to share, including children if their parents or carers are happy for them to do so.
We hold special services at Harvest, Easter, Christingle, FairTrade Fortnight, Christian Aid Week and for Leprosy Mission. Along with the other churches in Wirksworth we hold services for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and other occasions.
Review of Covid arrangements for church services
With the lifting of restrictions by the government the Elders have reviewed Covid safety arrangements for our services. Face coverings are no longer mandatory and it will be for each person to decide whether to wear one. However – we are very conscious that infection rates are still high and we would urge everyone to be considerate of others and let Jesus’ command to ‘love our neighbour’ guide our decisions, even if that means wearing a mask when you’d prefer not to.
We will continue to use alternate pews for distancing, with one adjustment – which is that we will make the three consecutive rows from the front available for those who feel happy to sit there. There will be socially distanced seating in the rest of the church as before. For communion services we will continue with the same arrangements for the time being and the Elders will wear masks when they serve the bread and wine. From this Sunday we will be serving tea and coffee after services again, these will be served in the pews to those who wish to remain for a drink.
These are still challenging times and we are carefully navigating our way through unchartered waters – seeking to respond to the ever changing situation and always seeking to protect and care for one another. If anyone has any comments regarding the arrangements, please let me or one of the Elders know. Thank you for your perseverance and care as we continue to worship in unusual times – thankfully the one thing that remains the same is the God whom we worship!