We are starting our new Fellowship group on 1st and 3rd Mondays 11-30 to 1pm in the lounge.This will be a chance to talk and pray together while having lunch. We are starting by studying The Lord's Prayer. Come along , bring a sandwich on 4th September and be part of our group. If you want to know more speak to Kathryn Stringer or Sue Sneddon for more details.




Newsletter October 2017

SUNDAY 9TH HARVEST ALL AGE SERVICE.  Please do bring tinned Meat & Fish (with ring pulls) Cup-a-Soup ,Pot Noodles, cereals, razors, liquid soap, toothpaste and produce suitable for giving to the homeless (The Archer Project in Sheffield).  There is a full list of items needed pinned up in the vestibule.



The date is Friday, 10th November in Church at 7.00pm for 7.30 pm.

There will be a lovely hand made hot and cold buffet prepared by Delilicious in Dronfield.

The price per head is £15, and please feel free to bring something to drink.  Church is kindly going to provide some wine also.

Could you please let Elaine Hollings know, either at church or on 07855 982531, if you would like to attend by Sunday 29th October, together with payment.

There will be some music and lots of fun on the night.  

We hope you can join us.



Elaine Hollings has kindly taken over the organization of the Christmas Day Lunch for this year.  If you would like to help with preparation or on the day itself please contact her on 01246 412560; 07855 982531




If you would like to be part of the music that will be included in the ‘Carols by Candlelight ‘on Sunday 17 December, then come to the practices on Friday evenings beginning on 20 October at 7.00pm. All are welcome you don't have to be a really good singer to be part of it.


We are hosting a children's light party in place of Halloween on Tuesday 31st October in church from 5pm til 7pm. This is a fun packed party to celebrate that Jesus is the Light of the World.  

Free entry

Party Food and drink

Lantern Crafts to parade with and take home

Worship / Celebration Music, Dancing, Stories and fun games

Face Painting

We are not expecting parents to stay, so any help on the night would be greatly appreciated to keep us within safe adult to children ratios.

Please see Elaine Hollings if you are able to help with this event.

Mobile 07855 982531 Email:


PRESENTAID This used to be a catalogue that you could order a goat, or other useful item, for the person who has everything! The point being that the actual gift did not go to the recipient – just a card telling them that you had bought the goat for a person somewhere in the world whose needs are so much greater than ours.


Present Aid is now a virtual gift shop offering a selection of fun and quirky gifts – perfect for Christmas and special occasions throughout the year. Visit the website to see what you can do to help those in great need.



A reminder that our annual Giant Book Sale & Coffee Morning is to be on Saturday 21 October this year. It will be held in the Civic Hall from 10am. to 12noon. You can help in four ways:- helping sell books on one of the stalls baking a cake for us to sell to the public giving your second-hand paperback books to Christian Aid to sell. These can be given to Barry Jex or taken to the council office in the Civic Centre from 9 October. Collection can also be arranged if you ring Barry on 419241. going along to the event to buy some books, have a coffee, have a go on the tombola stall and buy a raffle ticket to support Christian Aid. There will also be a Traidcraft stall selling Christmas cards and many other items.



The committee of Dronfield Friends of Mvumi has decided after 26 years to end full time commitment to Mvumi Hospital. Christine & Walter Williams invite you to join with them in continuing to pray and support the hospital. You can do this through Society of Friends of Mvumi Hospital Tanzania, c/o John Charlton, 5 Finham Green Road, Coventry CV3 6EN.


You can celebrate the years of work by supporting the Final Coffee Morning on Saturday 14 October 10am – 12noon. This will be held at St. John’s Parish Church where there will be displays and information as well as cakes, bric a brac, tombola, raffle, books and refreshments


If you wish to support Nepal, after they have been hit once again by monsoons, Keith gave us the following details:-

If you would like to contribute you can transfer funds to the school bank

Some or all of the following information is required
Bank Name: HSBC Bank plc

Account name: Birkdale School Sort Code: 40-23-67 Account Number: 60019127

Please mark it clearly for the ‘Nepal Charity’


The excessive rain during the last week of July and first week of August, coupled with high tide and water released from Tista, Mahananda, Tangan river and flood water coming from Bangaladesh has rendered the flood situation in North and South Dinajpur in West Bengal "beyond control", Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Heavy rains caused by the depression over coastal West Bengal and Jharkhand, which lasted from 4th to 10th August, 2017, made matters worse.

Over two million people have been affected in 5,103 villages of 5 districts of West Bengal.

This also led to damaging of the river bank and mud houses along the river. More than 300,000 people have been rendered homeless.

The floods were caused by this heavy discharge of water from the reservoirs., following heavy rain in the catchment areas.

Describing the situation as grim, State Disaster Response Department said, that the situation in North and South Dinajpur District are particularly serious.

How to help

Transfer money via BACS to St Andrew’s Community Church Bank account 06940006 sort code 09 01 56

Important Note: For tracking purpose only, please start the BACS reference with the words. “Dinajpur FR”

For money laundering checks and to assist with gift aiding, I need a private email from the donor containing:-

1.Amount donated 

2.Full Name 

3.Full residential address 

If gift aiding, please state clearly you are happy to do so and understand that you must already be paying income tax. Revd. Dave Walker: Tel 07802 374763


On 12 October at 10.30am at St. Thomas, Brampton.

With Bishop Jan McFarland, Bishop of Repton and Bishop Jack Nicolls.

Bishop Jan will be talking about the life of Evelyn Underhill, the first women to lecture to the clergy in the Church of England and of her relevance for us in our spiritual walk in today’s world.

The morning session will start with coffee at 10am for 10.30 start, finishing by 12.30. An optional afternoon workshop will run from 1.15 concluding at 2.30pm.

There is no charge for the day, but places need to be booked by emailing or phoning 07592303048.


To remember and commemorate those who are trapped in modern slavery and the people who tackle this horrific crime.

Launch of Freedom week on 14 October from 12.30pm at the St. Barnabas Centre Danesmoor.

See poster in vestibule for more details.


     'Growing Followers of Jesus- Developing Holy Habits'

This conference, with a keynote speaker, Worship, Workshops and Marketplace, will be held on Saturday 4 November 2017 at Wesley Hall Crookes ( 9.30 am - 1.15 pm) and will focus on congregational and personal growth. There is no charge. Each of the 62 churches in the Circuit is asked to encourage at least 2 representatives to participate.

 More details and booking form are on notice board in lobby , or go to . Closing date 26 October


APOLOGIES for the state of this web page information. Edmund is away so the vicar is trying...and making a pigs ear of it!!!



If you are interested, come along  on a ‘just looking basis’ and a taster  on “Acts”, a great Book in the Bible 7.30 – 9.00pm. Find out more and about venues from Sally & David (767838) or Sue & Cliff (417709).



Last month's Newsletter contained news about plans to install a defibrillator outside church. We have been pipped at the post and a one has now been fitted on the wall of the Jolly Farmer, facing into the car park. Money was raised at a school in Sheffield in memory of a colleague who died of a heart attack; the Jolly Farmer was his local and it was agreed to site the defibrillator there.


We had received a 2nd generous donation of £200, which has been returned with thanks. We may also be returning the £900, though Councillor Powell has generously said we can keep the money if we can find another project that will benefit the community. One suggestion is to have  a defibrillator for use just within the building , but with an external  one so close  and others located in the Dentists and in school its perhaps unnecessary when there is now such good provision in the area

Room Bookings: Helen Brashaw tel 416260

Pastoral Worker Kath Stringer

Newsletter items to Eileen by Wednesday- 20 September

01246 417984

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