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Church Today

Church meets today!

As Christmas trees appear and shops re-open to help us prepare for Christmas, the church also helps us prepare by marking Advent – the season of the four Sundays before Christmas Day.  Today’s the first Sunday and gathering on Zoom between 1730 and 1800.   Our service will include hymns (which you can sing loudly at home without anyone else hearing!). 

  • 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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Online Church Sunday

We’re gathering between 1730 and 1800 Sunday 22nd to share Celtic Evening Prayer together based from the church in Thorpe using modern words and traditional hymns (which you can sing loudly at home without anyone else hearing!).  

  • 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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Thank You

Val, Simon, Phil and Rosie want to thank everyone for their support over the last few weeks, and especially on Tuesday. It was very much appreciated to have so many friends and villagers at the church to welcome the funeral cortege, with special thanks going to the Parwich Oddfellows who gave a guard of honour for John.

There is an audio recording of the eulogy given by Mick Edge which we will try and post somewhere when technology allows, for those who were unable to come into the church and hear it in person.

Donations received are to be split between Ward 216 at Royal Derby and Cancer Research UK, the total currently stands at just over £800.

Thank you again x

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John Kirkham

The funeral for John Kirkham is to be held this Tuesday 10th November at St Peter’s, Parwich. Due to the current lockdown restrictions it will be a small family service.

Val, Simon, Phil & Rosie welcome anyone wishing to pay their respects to be on the village green at approximately 10.50 to welcome the cortege, as well as joining the family for the burial at approximately 11.30.

Family flowers only. Donations if desired may be given for Ward 216 at Royal Derby Hospital and Cancer Research UK.

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Remembrance Day Service

Special dispensation has been given by the Government for Remembrance Day commemorations. The Peak Five outdoor service will be at the Parwich Memorial inside St Peter’s Church gates starting at 10.45am on Sunday 8th November.To comply with lockdown regulations, please gather while social distancing by household and refrain from socialising. Scanning the QR Code will give track and trace compliance. 2 meter distanced markers will be used. St Peter’s will be open from 2-4pm for the lighting of candles and private prayers to remember those we have loved and lost. 

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Church Tomorrow

With our local villages churches open for services (with physical distancing and cleaning/hygiene arrangements in place), there are two opportunities tomorrow to gather.

At 1115 in Alsop we gather for a Morning Prayer using words from the 1662 Prayer Book

We gather between 1730 and 1800 tomorrow to say Evening Prayer together using modern words (Common Worship) and hymns.  Our theme is Going with God – what happens…

  • 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. 

With services happening in our local village churches, our services via Zoom are now monthly.

We hope to see and hear you.

Andrew C

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Church Meets Tomorrow

As our local churches re-open for services (with physical distancing and cleaning/hygiene arrangements in place), there are two opportunities tomorrow to gather.

At 1100 in Alsop we gather for a Harvest Service, celebrating the goodness of God around us.  The congregation are invited to bring items for the Ashbourne Foodbank, particularly tinned meat, tinned fish and long-life milk which are most needed.

We gather between 1730 and 1800 tomorrow 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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Sunday Church Service

We’re gathering between 1730 and 1800 tomorrow to say Evening Prayer together using modern words and traditional hymns (which you can sing loudly at home without anyone else hearing!).  Our theme is God’s Vineyard.

  • 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

Parwich church resource 24/7 and church open Sunday

Instead of our usual gathering tomorrow via Zoom, there is a video on YouTube.  In just under 11 minutes there is a reading from Matthew’s Gospel and I (sorry about that!) reflect on that using the title ‘Sin in the Church’.  You can access the video anytime – no need to wait until 6pm tomorrow – via  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lcco9m1D7yY&feature=youtu.be

A reminder (since I’ve written less than usual this week) that the church is open for all (with physical distancing measures) every Sunday 9 – 5.

Andrew C

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Harvest Festival Church Service

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Tomorrow’s Church Service

Church meets tomorrow

This week we’re having a Healing Service where we share prayers for the healing of the world and for strength for ourselves in these difficult times.  There won’t be any singing this week as we’re without our resident pianist,

We 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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Church Meets Tomorrow

We’re gathering between 1730 and 1800 tomorrow to share Celtic Daily Prayer Evening Prayer together, a reflective service using modern English.

  • 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 on You Tube; Crumbs!

Instead of our usual gathering tomorrow via Zoom, there is a video on YouTube.  In just under 9 minutes there is a reading from Matthew’s Gospel and Carollyn speaks about crumbs under the table.  You can access the video anytime – no need to wait until 6pm – via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckJH3-TTag8

Andrew C

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VJ Day

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Church on Sunday 9 August

This Sunday (9th) there will be a service of Morning Prayer at 10am, in St Peter’s church, Parwich. All are welcome.  (Please note that Government guidelines means that mask wearing is now compulsory)

Martin C

Your invitation to a service in church during COVID19, and what to expect

Welcome to your church.

To protect each other, we are following the guidelines and laws around gathering and worshiping inside the church.

You have a responsibility with everyone involved to follow these guidelines, set by the Government, The House of Bishops and Bishop Libby here in Derby Diocese.

Please do not come to church if you are feeling ill in any way. You may decide it is not right for you to attend church, either for yourself or to protect others in your close group, who, perhaps are shielding.

The church has been Spring cleaned and aired. The risk assessment has been approved by Archdeacon Carol.

These are the steps as we come into the building.

Please queue up the path observing 2 meters social distancing. You should wear a face mask over your nose and mouth.

On arrival at the outer door, please sanitize your hands.

Pick up a service order (and please take it home with you)

The warden will invite you to enter the church and tell you where you may take a seat inside. Look for a place marker like this in the pew they tell you is for you today.

You may sit next to anyone from your own household, only.

Please avoid touching anything (pews, font, rails) on your way to your seat, or any person.

The seating has been set 2 meters apart. Please sit exactly where the fish sign is, as the distance within each pew has been calculated.

This probably means that you cannot sit where you usually sit. This is to avoid people walking past others as they take their seats, especially in our smaller churches which only have one door.

While you wait for the service to start, you may want to look around at the building; all the features you remember and have missed; stained glass windows, stone walls, pulpit. If you are in a different seat to usual, maybe you can see features you haven’t seen for a while. Please smile at any new people who have joined in.

Please remain in your seat until the end of the service.

Sorry, no singing is permitted yet, so our service will consist of Bible readings, prayers, a talk and some music.

You may want to stand, sit, kneel, as you feel called and able. If you prefer, remain seated.

At the end of the service we will sign the Peace (please do turn and share that with everyone in the service.)

Sadly there will be no refreshments or gathering for a chat inside the church building.

Please follow instructions on the order in which you leave the church – it will be the reverse of how everyone came in – those nearest the door first. This will maintain the 2 meter social distancing.

Remember to take your service sheet home with you, along with any tissues, umbrella, anything you brought. The church will be locked for 72 hours following the service, with no entry permitted. This is to allow the COVID19 virus to become ineffective before the church is dusted and swept as usual.

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Church 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.  Ros Hunt from Thorpe will be preaching on the Kingdom of Heaven.

  • 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

This week we’re reflecting on what we were doing ten years ago. That’s certainly different from where we are now! It’s a Family Service format which means we join in many of the prayers, there’s a reflection & activity, and we aim to keep it short!

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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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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