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Villages’ Wakes grew out of communities celebrating their church’s patron saint. For us that is St Peter whose feast day is the 29th of June, still used to to calculate the start of Parwich Wakes; our Wakes beginning on the nearest Saturday to the 29th of June.

The current St Peter’s Church was built in 1872/73, replacing the smaller Norman building also dedicated to St. Peter. We can see some features of the old Church today in the current building, including the tympanum over the west door, the archway of the west door, the archway between the tower and the nave and the carved faces high up in the side chapel. It is thought that the old church was built in the late eleventh or early twelfth century and would almost have certainly been dedicated to St. Peter as it is unusual for the dedication to be changed. It is possible that there was a previous Saxon church here, but the evidence is inconclusive.

The old St Peter’s in a nineteenth century water colour

So we have been celebrating as a community at the end of June for at least nine hundred years, though perhaps much longer. These celebrations from the start would have included a lot more than just a church service. Processions and theatricals would have been included, possibly by the fourteenth or fifteen century involving a play celebrating Robin Hood and Maid Marion. The prettiest or best dressed youngsters might even have be elected to be that year’s Marion and Robin, a precursor to out Carnival parade and fancy dress competition. It is likely that there were local sports, foot races and perhaps archery competitions, certainly when archery practice was compulsory from the fourteenth right up to the sixteen century. ‘Beers’ were a big part of the celebrations, where local guilds and groups brewed beer to sell during the revels. This tradition was revived not so long ago with the Oddfellows Ale, brewed by Leatherbritches. The ‘beers’ raised money either to fund candles and devotion in the church for each guild’s favourite saint or to help guild members when times were hard. (more…)

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Church Meets Tomorrow

In Wakes Week the church would normally meet on the field with caravanners.  Our service will still be for them although they cannot join in Wakes this year. We’re thinking about treasures.  What treasures do we have? What treasures have you found during Lockdown you want to keep? Join in with a long cold drink and a sun hat.

We’re gather between 1730 and 1800:

  • 1730 bring your own tea/coffee & cake for a chat if you wish
  • 1800 service starts

Contact Rev Carollyn on revcarollyn@peakfive.org or 664132 or Andrew C on andrew@colliefamily.plus.com or 390684 for info on how to join in via computer, tablet and phone (including landline) and accessing the words.

We hope to see and hear you.

Andrew C

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Private Prayer at St Peter’s

Parwich Church is reopening for Private Prayer each Sunday 9am-5pm from 28 June

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Church Meets Tomorrow

Church meets tomorrow

We’re gathering between 1730 and 1800 tomorrow to say Evening Prayer together using words from the 1662 Prayer Book and hymns.  Rev Carollyn will be preaching on God’s care for us and sparrows!

  • 1730 bring your own tea/coffee & cake for a chat if you wish
  • 1800 service starts

Contact Rev Carollyn on revcarollyn@peakfive.org or 664132 or Andrew C on andrew@colliefamily.plus.com or 390684 for info on how to join in via computer, tablet and phone (including landline) and accessing the words.

We hope to see and hear you.

Andrew C

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Church Meets on Sunday

On Sunday people from Parwich and other local villages come together on Zoom to consider our Spiritual Communion – our relationship with God – while we can’t be in our churches and receiving bread & wine. The service will include traditional hymns played live by our resident pianist. The words are distributed in advance and displayed on screen so that you can sing along but without anyone else hearing you!

The congregation will be gathering between 1730 and 1800:

  • 1730 bring your own tea/coffee & cake for a chat if you wish
  • 1800 service starts

Contact Rev Carollyn on revcarollyn@peakfive.org or 664132 or Andrew C on andrew@colliefamily.plus.com or 390684 for info on how to join in via computer, tablet and phone (including landline) and access the words.

All welcome.

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I hope this email finds you all safe and well, and not too inundated with visitors!
The Parish Magazine is available now on the peakfive.org website.
I have a few printed copies for sending out – if you know of someone who would benefit from it, probably without access to the internet), please let me know and I will pop it in the post for them.  Otherwise, please pass on the word so that people who do have internet can find it.
We want to help, in whatever small way, keeping people in touch.
There is also news from the Diocese, and a couple of service orders for our future Zoom 6pm services in the magazine.
I’m keeping in touch with the church wardens with news about the buildings. Meanwhile, thank you all for all you do in your communities, it is humbling indeed to see the villages in action.
Peace be with you
Carollyn

Rev’d Carollyn McDonald

 Priest in Charge of the Peak Five – Fenny Bentley, Thorpe, Tissington, Parwich and Alsop-en-le-Dale and Associate Priest of Ashbourne Group
Assistant Area Dean, Carsington Deanery,
Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands, Diocese of Derby
Derbyshire Rural Chaplaincy Steering Group member
Peak Five Vicarage 2A Windmill Lane, Ashbourne, DE6 1EY
01335 664132

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Church Tomorrow

Church meets tomorrow

Tomorrow we join ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, a worldwide movement committed to prayer over these ten days particularly  Along with traditional English hymns, we’ll pray using items you’re likely to have in your home or garden so beforehand you’re invited to gather together:

  • a candle you can safely light at home, with matches or a lighter handy
  • a clean stone that you can hold, place it within reach
  • a mint sweet for each person
  • the finger labyrinth in the magazine and a pencil.  You will find the labyrinth (along with the words for the service) approximately half way though the parish magazine on the website http://peakfive.org/
  • a piece of paper on which to write the names of five people you would especially like to pray for (you can use their initials if you like) and an envelope.

 

The congregation will be gathering between 1730 and 1800:

  • 1730 bring your own tea/coffee & cake for a chat if you wish
  • 1800 service starts

Contact Rev Carollyn on revcarollyn@peakfive.org or 664132 or Andrew C on andrew@colliefamily.plus.com or 390684 for info on how to join in via computer, tablet and phone (including landline) and access the words.

We hope to see and hear you.

Andrew C

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Rogation Sunday

Church meets tomorrow

Tomorrow we celebrate Rogation Sunday, the day when the Church traditionally offers prayers for God’s blessings on the fruits of the earth and the labours of those who produce our food. We’ll be doing that using traditional hymns and modern English prayers with photographs of Parwich and the other four villages that comprise our Church of England benefice and a talk by Rev Alan Griggs, an agricultural chaplain and curate in this benefice.

The congregation will be gathering between 1730 and 1800:

  • 1730 bring your own tea/coffee & cake for a chat if you wish
  • 1800 service starts

Contact Rev Carollyn on revcarollyn@peakfive.org or 664132 or Andrew C on andrew@colliefamily.plus.com or 390684 for info on how to join in via computer, tablet and phone (including landline) and access the words.

We hope to see and hear you.

Andrew C

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Church Tomorrow

Church meets on Sunday

This week we mark the start of Christian Aid week with a focus on the developing world.  We’ll be using traditional hymns and modern English prayers with a talk from Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury and now Chairman of Christian Aid (amongst other things).

The congregation will be gathering between 1730 and 1800:

  • 1730 bring your own tea/coffee & cake for a chat if you wish
  • 1800 service starts

Contact Rev Carollyn on revcarollyn@peakfive.org or 664132 or Andrew C on andrew@colliefamily.plus.com or 390684 for info on how to join in via computer, tablet and phone (including landline) and access the words.

We hope to see and hear you.

Andrew C

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Church Meets on Sunday

A congregation from Parwich and surrounding villages will be gathering between 1730 and 1800 to say Evening Prayer together using words from the 1662 Prayer Book and hymns.

  • 1730 bring your own tea/coffee & cake for a chat if you wish
  • 1800 service starts

Contact Rev Carollyn on revcarollyn@peakfive.org or 664132 or Andrew C on andrew@colliefamily.plus.com or 390684 for info on how to join in via computer, tablet and phone (including landline) and accessing the words.

We hope to see and hear you.

Andrew C

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St George’s Day Service

 

St George window, St Edmund’s Church, Fenny Bentley

 

Remember St George’s Day this Sunday 26 Apr at 6pm via Zoom.  We may not be able to parade round the village but we can join together singing hymns from the usual service in St Peter’s while still at home.  To join in (your singing will be muted so it’s not heard by anyone else!) please contact Rev Carollyn on revcarollyn@gmail.com 664132 or Andrew C on andrew@colliefamily.plus.com 390684. All technologies welcome including landlines.

Andrew C

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Today’s Church Service

Today’s service is at 1800 hosted by Rev Carollyn is a Songs of Praise – an informal service of readings, prayer and traditional hymns.  Hosted on Zoom it’s now also accessible from via ordinary phone where you will be able to participate as well as hear!  Please contact Carollyn on revcarollyn@gmail.com or 664132 for access information.  Andrew C

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Rev Carollyn’s Easter Fire

Although our Churches are closed, the Vicar, the Rev Carollyn McDonald, is continuing her ministry as best as possible on line. Here is her start to Easter Sunday on the Group Benefice’s YouTube channel:

For more information or to subscribe to email updates contact the Vicar via email revcarollyn@peakfive.org or go to the Peak Five Parishes website. Notice of collective Services conducted via Zoom are posted on the website.

For those on FaceBook there are also the Peak Five and Vicar’s Van pages you can follow.

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Church Service?

Hello! I wonder if you are aware whether the Easter church service is being recorded and put on line please? My parents live in the village and they’d really appreciate this if possible ( although the challenge will be to get them to be able to see it on their tablet!!!). Thanks so much and for all your hard work
Stay safe
Jackie Bateman ( nee Simpson).

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Prayers Zoom In

Church meets on Sunday

It’s Palm Sunday on Sun 5 April.  We can’t meet in St Peter’s but a congregation from Parwich and surrounding villages will be meeting on Sunday at 1800 via Zoom to say Evening Prayer together using words from the 1662 Prayer Book and 21st century technology so we can see and hear each other (but not singing!).  To receive:

  • the Zoom link shortly before the service please e-mail Rev Carollyn McDonald on revcarollyn@peakfive.org.  You will only need to click on the link which will take you to a screen where all those joining in are visible; there is no need to search for any software in advance;
  • the words for the service in advance or for any other query please e-mail andrew@colliefamily.plus.com or phone 390684.

We hope to see and hear you.

Andrew Collie

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Parwich Magazine

There is no paper version of the Parish Magazine this month, but can be viewed online at http://peakfive.org/

Martin C

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Bradbourne Events Cancelled

The Live and Local event at Bradbourne on 4 April has been cancelled as have church services. The church is open as usual for individuals to call in.

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A Great Effort in the Church Yard.

Thanks to the suggestion  by Lynette Coyne the Community Team of some 10 boys came last Sunday to clear and repair the church paths , they were here for 5 hours and I was with them for 3 hours and their performance under the guidance of Mel and two other guys was  outstanding. They are returning again another day later in the summer maybe for further maintenance work. Stuart C.

 

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Church Services Cancelled

All church services have been suspended until further notice, but the churches will remain open for private prayer and reflection.

Martin C

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Thank You Christine

Christine Williams, our faithful church organist, is moving from Brassington
to North Wales at the end of the month. Today in church we thanked her for
25 years of service, and gave her a cheque towards her purchase of a tenor
saxophone. Christine has not only played the organ but also assembled and
directed choirs for our special services. Happy moving!

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Diary Updates

We will be updating the Parwich.org Diary page by the middle of this next week, so if you have any Alsop, Ballidon, Parwich or Pikehall events (March, April) that you want to go in the Diary in time to be included in the Peak Five Church Magazine’s March issue please send them in by Tuesday (25th February).

Including our Diary in the Church magazine is important as it helps you reach those who are not on-line, as well as those in some of the neighbouring parishes.

Please send Diary information to parwich@hotmail.co.uk

Thanks

Steve

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Alsop Church Cakes?

Hi, I am planning bank holiday Monday walks for my walking group and wondered what Alsop Church were planning on Mayday? for tea and cakes, may possibly be moved to the Friday 8th, I imagine,

The change of date seems to be the best kept secret of 2020.
Jill L

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Mattins Cancelled – Sunday 23rd

The 9.30 Mattins service at Parwich this Sunday 23rd is now cancelled.

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Church Nativity

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General Election Hustings

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Methodist Service – Sun 1st Dec

Please note there will be no Methodist Service at Parwich on Sunday 1st December due to the village Christmas Fayre

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Methodist Service – Sun 1st Dec

Please note there will be no Methodist Service at Parwich on Sunday 1st December due to the village Christmas Fayre

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Remembering Service this Sunday

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Remembering Service next Weekend

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Remembrance Sunday

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Canadian visit to Alsop

A couple of shots sent in by Steve Bowen of Canada during his recent visit to Alsop

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Church Away Morning

I’d like very much to invite anyone interested in how the churches interact with our communities to an Away Morning on Saturday 28th September 2019 9.30 – 1.00 pm (coffee from 9am). Lunch is provided. It is at St Oswald’s Church Hall , School Lane, Ashbourne.
We are continuing with a consultation, and your contribution is valued.
Please get in touch so I can make sure there is enough lunch!
Many thanks
Carollyn

Rev’d Carollyn McDonald

Priest in Charge of the Peak Five – Fenny Bentley, Thorpe, Tissington, Parwich and Alsop-en-le-Dale and Associate Priest of Ashbourne with Mappleton and Ashbourne St John, Clifton and Norbury with Snelston
Peak Five Vicarage 2A Windmill Lane, Ashbourne, DE6 1EY
01335 664132

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Tea & Cakes Today

Tea & Cakes are being served today in the churchyard at Alsop en le Dale from 11am – 4pm, Bank Holiday Monday 26th August. Please come along to support this event, in aid of Alsop Church. Stunning views, delicious cakes, not to be missed.
 
 
 
Why not make the most of our beautiful countryside and walk or cycle to Alsop, and if you take any photos en route do share with others through the Blog, send them to parwich@hotmail.co.uk .

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Tea & Cakes are being served next Monday in the churchyard at Alsop en le Dale from 11am – 4pm, Bank Holiday Monday 26th August. Please come along to support this event, in aid of Alsop Church. Stunning views, delicious cakes, not to be missed.
 
 
 
Why not make the most of our beautiful countryside and walk or cycle to Alsop, and if you take any photos en route do share with others through the Blog, send them to parwich@hotmail.co.uk .

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Diary Updates

We will be updating the Parwich.org Diary page by the middle of this week, so if you have any Alsop, Ballidon, Parwich or Pikehall events (September & October) that you want to go in the Diary in time to be included in the Peak Five Church Magazine’s September issue please send them in by Wednesday (21st August).

Including our Diary in the Church magazine is important as it helps you reach those who are not on-line, as well as those in some of the neighbouring parishes.

Please send Diary information to parwich@hotmail.co.uk or leave me a message on tel. 287.

Thank you, Peter

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We will be updating the Parwich.org Diary page by the middle of next week, so if you have any Alsop, Ballidon, Parwich or Pikehall events (September & October) that you want to go in the Diary in time to be included in the Peak Five Church Magazine’s September issue please send them in by Wednesday (21st August).

Including our Diary in the Church magazine is important as it helps you reach those who are not on-line, as well as those in some of the neighbouring parishes.

Please send Diary information to parwich@hotmail.co.uk or leave me a message on tel. 287.

Thank you, Peter

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