"To all at St. Andrew's church, we very much thank God that you have a gererous heart for the marginalised people. Your wonderful donation will buy a lot of needed items for our recipients. Everyone at Besom is a volunteer, so we can guarantee the money will go on the huge need of our referrals. It is a privilege to help church's groups and give to the poor and needy. Please contact us if you would like more input from us. With Blessings from all at Besom"



Our 7 year old Granddaughter Neve has been on our Church prayer list since she was 3months old. As a family we continue to fund raise to help pay for her therapies to give her a better quality of life. We are doing another car boot sale locally this year, (Suffolk last year) and we ask for your help in raising a lot of money. If you have anything you would like to donate then we will be pleased to take it but not videos. If we could have donations before the end of June please.

Thank you for your continuing prayers for Neve.

Jill and Peter Hayward and Team Neve. 

Tel 01246 416505

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Newsletter June 2019


The licensing of Rev Paul Mellars will take place on Thursday 20th June at 7.30pm. Everyone is invited to the service. As we are expecting a lot of people it would be helpful if those wishing to attend could sign the attendance sheet available after Sunday services or email To help with the high numbers expected we would be grateful if those people who live locally could walk to church thus freeing up additional car parking spaces and be in their seats by 7.15pm at the latest. Refreshments will be served after the service in the school hall.

We require lots of additional help on the night. This is a team effort working together to put on a night of celebration as we welcome Paul and his wife Dawn to come and minister at St Andrew's,
We are looking for help in a number of areas. Please use the sign up sheets available on Sundays to indicate your offer of help.

We need help in the following areas:-

-Setting up the church from 3.30pm ( involves laying out chair etc) - Please speak with Richard Barrass or David Blackburn for further details

-Flowers - please speak with Norma Phillips or Jean Hides

-Cakes - If you can bake a cake please speak with Jenny Whittaker

-Catering - Setting out food and organising drinks - Jenny Whittaker

-Car parking - a small team is needed to stand outside with high viz jackets to direct folk to appropriate car parking places. Please speak with Donald King

-Welcomer's and Ushers- The current door stewards are to be asked but if you would like to help with this role please speak with Richard Barrass.

-Clearing and tidying after the refreshments - A team of people are required - please speak with Jenny Whittaker

-Clearing and tidying the school hall. - Please speak with Phil Bungay

-Clearing and tidying the church hall - Please speak with Phil Bungay.


Rev William Eardley is retiring at the end of July. We wish William and Denise a safe and happy retirement as they prepare to move to Lincolnshire and we pray for St Swithins as they embark on a new chapter of ministry in the Holmesfield area. If you would like to make a donation towards a leaving present please place your donation in the basket at the back of church. William is taking his last service at St Andrew's on 16th June in order for us to say our farewells in person. 



Our thanks to Jenny & Keith, our church wardens, for the way they have worked to maintain the smooth running of St. Andrew's during the interregnum. Our prayers continue to be with them as they both  have had family issues during this time; Jenny's mother has recently passed away and Keith's 90 year old father-in-law is recovering from a triple heart bypass meaning that Keith has been journeying up and down to Stockton in support of Bill Cockcroft and Gillian.

Please pray for Revd. Paul and his wife Dawn as they settle into the vicarage and prepare to share our mission in Dronfield Woodhouse.


From Saturday 15th June to Sunday 23rd June there are events every evening  including an oratoria, school choirs, Parish young voices, brass ensemble and concluding with Combined choirs Choral evensong.  There are leaflets available with  all the details.




This weekend Saturday, Sunday & Monday Gardens open 10am – 5pm.

Sunday 2 June – Jazz Picnic Lunch  12noon – 4pm. Bring your own picnic.

Tickets 07905 641432

Saturday 8 June – Garden Party 1.30 – 4.30pm "CARNIVAL"

For Dronfield Parish Church..




"Thank you for your thoughtful gift of £250 towards the work of the Church Missionary Society. Your support is making a real difference to people globally, through the work of our CMS people in mission as they love Jesus and seek to see God's plan for our world coming to completion.

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