Festival 2nd September

What is the Gosforth Valley Community Festival?


St Andrew’s Church on Pentland Road has been at the centre of the community of Dronfield Woodhouse for 50 years. On the 2nd of September, to celebrate its 50th year, the Church is hosting The Gosforth Valley Community Festival.  This is just one of at least 50 events the church is organising to commemorate this special anniversary.


As well as the weekly worship services on a Sunday, the church building hosts a huge number of groups. With activities for all ages, each group will be showcased at the Festival. Come along and learn about the groups such as;. Slimming World, St Andrew’s Pre-School, Dronfield Woodhouse Townswomen’s Guild, Sew4Others, Dance Dronfield, Dronfield Women’s Institute and many more. Additionally, you will get the chance to see what the worshipping community of St Andrew’s offers such as SCAMPS (mother and toddler group), SPARKS (youth club for Y4+) and Rendezvous Club (lunch and company for the more senior members of the community). 


Other activities include, a raffle with 50 prizes (many donated by local businesses); a tombola run by St Andrew’s Primary School PTFA; activities for children including; “Adopt an Animal”, facepainting and more. Refreshments will be available and there will be a marquee outside with seating for you to enjoy live music, (including St Andrew’s Church own Associate Minister, Rev Ian Price – a well-known local singer/song-writer.)


Monies raised from the festival will be shared between charities supported by St Andrew’s church which include the Terminus Project, Grace Food Bank, RNV Nepal, Besom Vision, the Freedom Project and Baby Basics.  More information about the charities will be available on the day.


The festival is at St Andrew’s Community Church, Pentland Road, Dronfield Woodhouse, S18 8ZY on Saturday 2nd September 2023 and will be opened by Bishop Libby and The Mayor of Dronfield at 11am.


So put the date in your diary and come along to have fun and be truly amazed by seeing what happens on your doorstep and what you might have been missing out on!