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From Duncan

Well, it’s that APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting) time of year! As Vicar, I review the past year in amazement and thankfulness for all that has happened, for God has been working in us and through us, and even despite us, in Ashbourne. 2017 has been an incredibly packed year, and we have achieved an enormous amount in just twelve months: just look around church on a Sunday and count the changes! Yet, hopefully, all this change has occurred naturally, as we grow and mature as a congregation.

One of the most rewarding aspects of the year has been to have Maggie and Nigel, and Claire, and Mike work alongside me – and this summer, we’re to be joined by a curate, Amanda. Other changes have been the introduction of Breakfast Church service, a renewed emphasis on serving the community, and the continual improvement of the hall facilities, now allowing us to offer a greater range of facilities to groups in the neighbourhood.

 

But where does all this change fit into the ‘bigger picture’? When I came to St. Oswald’s I outlined a loose three-year plan to the PCC which went something like this:

 

  • Year one – improving the congregational numbers (especially children) of St. Oswald’s
  • Year two – strengthening community ties with the town
  • Year three – deepening our spiritual life together

 

And of course, something very similar for our sister churches in the surrounding villages. After a great deal of hard work by a number of people I feel that we are largely on the way to meeting our first-year objective – across the week’s services we’ve seen an annual increase in St Oswald’s of around 28%. The focus of the second year, of strengthening community links with church, is again a work in progress. However, we have very strong links with the town council, all the local primary schools, Queen Elizabeth Grammar school, the Methodist, Roman Catholics and Elim churches, the uniformed organisations, and the Royal British Legion. In addition, the church hall is being used more than ever before, and we are launching a Community brunch this summer – three times a year we’ll be inviting professionals who are caring for Ashbourne (teachers, councillors, police, fire service, youth workers, etc.) to meet, share knowledge and network. A wise Archbishop once said that the church is the only organisation that exists solely for the benefit of non- members: I hope and pray that all our churches will always remain looking outward and serving our local communities.

 

And what of 2018? How do we deepen our life together? Well, however we go about the task, it must begin, and end, in prayer. Someone prays in church every day – for our church, our town and for you. At the same time, we need to deepen our fellowship, so more parties are on the menu!

 

I suppose the question we’re all left with is – after the three-year plan, what happens in year four? To be honest, I don’t know, but I do know that God has some exciting plans for our churches, and that he will achieve more than we can ever imagine. The prophet Joel wrote:

 

And afterward,
             I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
             Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
             your old folk will dream dreams,
             your young people will see visions.

May it be so for our churches.

Duncan Ballard

Ashbourne Group of parishes

Area Dean of Carsington, Diocese of Derby

01335 343825  duncan.ballard@me.com

 

Prayer of the Month

(United Theological College, Bangalore)

 

Fount of all life, dancing in bliss,

Breaking down walls, making new space.

Burning up evil, creating afresh,

Calling your people, follow in faith.

Living with Jesus, power in his name,

Healing the broken, restoring the lame.

Casting out demons, raising the dead,

Calming life’s storms, removing all dread.

Living to serve, confirmed from above,

Tested by fire, aflame with God’s love.

Seeking the lost, sharing all pain,

Love at such cost, rising again.

Lighting our path, dancing ahead,

Leading through death, lifting to life.

 

Church Events in the Benefice of Ashbourne

 

Baptisms

25 February                   St Oswald’s         Jacob Ratcliffe

 

Funerals

7 February 2018             St Oswald’s          Dennis Johnson, 93 years

9 February 2018             St Oswald’s          Maureen Clarke, 75 years

12 February 2018           St Oswald’s          Malcolm Millward, 64 years

21 February 2018           St Oswald’s          Annuschka Reilly, 73 years

22 February 2018           St Oswald’s          Michael Simnett

23 February 2018           St Oswald’s          John Temple Wood, 83 years

23 February 2018           St Oswald’s          Dorothy Hensley, 89 years

27 February 2018           St Oswald’s          Kay Redfern, 57 years

 

 

The Daleian Singers – Male Voice Choir

St Oswald’s Church at 7.30pm on 19th May 2018

The Daleain Singers originated in the North Staffordshire mining village of Silverdale in 1957, formed by a group of men from the local Methodist Chapels that had a rich choral tradition and from local operatic societies.

Envisaged as an ‘entertainers’ choir as a counterpoint to the more traditional choral groups, the choir nevertheless soon racked up an excellent competition record to complement their concert success. This continues to the present day, winning both the Male Voice and the Open Choral trophies at Biddulph Music Festival in 2014 and in November 2015 taking home the prestigious Male Voice title at the North Wales Choral Festival in Llandudno – a title that they retained in Llandudno in 2016.

To celebrate their Diamond Jubilee in 2017 the choir toured to Scotland in association with the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival. In 2018 the choir will sing at a number of prestigious venues, including Pershore Abbey and St Oswald’s Church in Ashbourne, continuing to entertain, raise thousands of pounds for charity and encourage youngsters to perform with them whenever possible.

Look out for more details. Tickets will soon be available with proceeds going to improving community access to St Oswald’s Church Centre and to Ashbourne Christian Ecumenical Youth Work (ACE).

After the excitement of a Royal Wedding and the FA Cup Final come, relax and be entertained on 19th May 2018 at 7.30pm

Put the date in your diaries

St Oswald’s Church, Ashbourne

 

Flowers in St Oswald’s

April Sanctuary Flowers in St Oswald's

April 1st                     Easter Flowers

April 8th                    Easter Flowers

April 15th                  Mrs Jane Baldy

April 22nd                  Vacant

April 29th                  Mrs S Young 

 

Anyone who would like to donate flowers in memory of a loved one or to celebrate a special occasion, please contact Margaret Dawson on 01335 342339 or dawsonm17@googlemail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine and Cheese Evening @ St Oswald’s

Thank you

 

Thank you every one for supporting our cheese & wine evening, the slides of inside our church showing its history over many years proved popular. Ellie May ended the evening singing for us which was very special. Also, a huge thank you to everyone who helped to make the evening a success and clear up afterwards it was greatly appreciated. 

Your generosity was overwhelming and we are able to donate £215 to the church hall restoration fund. Thank you again Claire, Irene and Church Hall team.

 

 

The Ashbourne Branch will hold a Lady Day Service with Hulland Mothers’ Union on Tuesday, 10th April at St Oswald’s Church Centre at the usual time of 2.30 pm.  Note that this is the 2nd Tuesday of the month as the first Tuesday is Easter Tuesday.

The Ashbourne Branch of the Mothers’ Union meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month in St Oswald’s Church Centre at 2:30 pm and on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm at different venues.

Nancy Bell
Branch Leader.

 

 

 

 

In view of the fact that the Annual Meetings were not held on March 18th as planned due to inclement weather, this is to confirm that the rearranged Annual Meetings will now be on

 

Sunday April 22nd at 12 noon and 12.10pm.

 

A number of elections will take place:  that of two Churchwardens and three or four places on the PCC which have come up for re-election (actual numbers to be confirmed). Currently a term on the PCC is 3 years.  After 3 years, you may stand for re-election for a further 3 years but will then have to stand down for a year after that.  In order to ensure that we have a turnover that’s not too disruptive, one third of the PCC are normally re-elected each year.  However, since we are currently making adjustments to the system, one or two places are currently for a shorter period.  If you want to know more, please speak with our Churchwardens (Linda Barbour and Paul Elliott), who will clarify the situation further

 

If you think you’d like to serve the church and parish on the PCC, please speak to Duncan the Vicar, the Churchwardens, or any current member of the PCC or if you know of someone who might make a good new PCC member - excellent (but please speak to them first before nominating them!).

 

The current Electoral Roll is now displayed on the noticeboard in the South Transept.  Please check that your name has been entered to be eligible to vote at the Annual Parochial Meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Oswald’s has recently become a member of the Parish Giving Scheme.  This uses Direct Debit payments to replace giving by Standing Order or through weekly envelopes.  The Parish Giving Scheme has benefits for our Church, simplified financial administration, improved cash flow and months Gift Aid reclaims.

If you currently use offering envelopes and would like to consider moving to the Parish Giving Scheme, or you wish to commence regular giving to St Oswald’s, please contact the church treasurer, Mr Michael Hyde on 01335 342851 or michael90hyde@btinternet.com

 

 

How does it work?

Donations can be made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis using a Direct Debit instruction.  Even though donations are made to the Parish Giving Scheme, they are restricted to our parish, giving you peace of mind that your gift cannot be used elsewhere.  Your gift will be passed back toour parish by the 10th of the month.  Gift Aid will be received separately once the PGS has received it from HMRC.

 

For more information : www.parishgivingscheme.org.uk

 

 

 

St Mary’s Church, Mappleton

Flower rota

Easter Day 1st April - Rose Stevenson

April 8th and 15th - Rose Stevenson

April 22nd and 29th - Dot Barker

May 6th and 13th - Mossie Jackson

May 6th Wedding at St. Mary's

May 20th and 27th - Jenny Taylor

 

APCM meetings - 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Church on Wednesday 11th April 2018

Please let me know if you wish to remain on the Church PCC and/or the electoral Roll. (Joan Duckmanton) 

 

Safeguarding Training - Thursday 19th April at St. Oswald's Church Hall at 6.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. - Contact Lindsay Walker.  See the article on Safeguarding later in this magazine.

 

Enid Kent. Treasurer at St. Mary's has let me know today that at the recent clothing sale the total raised for St. Mary’s amounted to £601.

 

Please remember to pay for your magazine!

 

 

 

 

St John’s Church, Ashbourne

Sunday Services at 9:15 am (unless it’s a fifth Sunday – in which case, see below).

 

On Sunday 29 April, we at St John’s will beak our fast with a different kind of bread to the usual communion wafer.  And it’s likely to be accompanied by a slice of bacon, maybe a sausage and even an egg!

 

I think that St John’s has a bit of a rebellious streak (maybe not surprising when you find out its history).  And it’s got something to do with breakfast.

 

Not long after I started going to St John’s, I saw Monica going around the congregation with a sign-up list.  I was preparing myself for a coffee rota request, or at the very least a church spring clean.  But instead, it was a sign-up sheet for breakfast.  I wasn’t being asked if I could put the coffee cups out once a month, I was being asked if I wanted a bacon roll of a full English!

 

On the fifth Sunday of the month the main morning service is only at St Oswald’s at 10:30 am.  I imagine the idea is that all of us go along from the villages and St John’s and we join together as an extended family.  Great idea!

 

But the good folk of St John’s have their own tradition on the fifth Sunday and this is to go out together for breakfast.  Another great idea!

 

As a natural rule keeper, I was slightly shocked by the genteel anarchism of this quiet flouting of expectations.  But I was also delighted to be going to a church whose congregation choose to go out for breakfast together on their Sunday “off”.  And I was touched to be invited along too.

 

So far, I’ve not made it to any of the Fifth Sunday Breakfasts (they don’t come around that often and I’ve always been away).  There is one this April though and it will be my first one.  And, if I’m quick, I could always get down the hill just in time for the 10:30 service at St Oswald’s…

 

If anyone would like to join us, please let me (07791 629604) or Monica know (01335 342728).  Everyone is welcome and I’m sure we could sort out a lift if you need one.  Date and time: 9:45 am on Sunday 29 April at the Bentley Brook Hotel.

 

Sarah Denny

Holy Trinity Church, Clifton

Our March meeting got off to a very good start because, along with all the usual members, the President, Tina Harbinson, was able to welcome five visitors.

 

We went through the agenda and were disappointed to learn that our application for four members to attend the afternoon tea at Chatsworth had not been successful.

 

We are planning a litter pick in the village on 28th April and various items of interest in the Derbyshire Link were mentioned.  Two forthcoming social outings were announced.  The first was to Crich Tramway Museum and the second to visit six gardens open under the NGS round Repton on Sunday 22nd July.

 

We have received an invitation to attend Ashbourne WI’s meeting to hear David Tideswell on Garden Birds, and the NFWI raffle tickets were on sale.

 

The speaker for the evening was Sally Moseley and the title of her talk was “Highs and Lows, walking in the Peak District”.  We were shown pictures and given clear details of the walks around the area that Sally had been leading since 2008.  There were walks to the secret chocolate factory which was under Mam Tor, but no longer exists, and the other walks included Padley Chapel, The Folly on Eaton Hill, Caston Hill, Buxton, Burbage, Solomans Temple, Steam Train from Rowsley to Matlock, Dovedale Stepping stones, Tissington and Chesterfield.

 

Over the years Sally has carried out various walks celebrating 40th birthdays, stag parties, honeymoon walks and a number of other theme walks.  Unfortunately, the time has come for her to hang up her boots but the information and beautiful pictures she showed us made her talk really interesting and everyone had a very enjoyable evening.

 

Anyone wishing to contact us should call Tina Harbinson on 01335 343749 or Phyl Kirkman on 01335 343498.

 

Monthly Lunch: the April lunch will take place on Wednesday 25th April 2018 at “The Lilacs” at 12:30pm.  Please let Mrs Harbinson know if you would like to attend.  Telephone: 01335 343749.

 

 

St Mary and St Barlok, Norbury and Roston

SOS Fashion Show

Mary Clowes Village Hall

Tuesday 10th April

7.30pm start

£5 per ticket incl. free glass of wine and nibbles.

Raffle

All proceeds to the Radiotherapy Unit and The Children’s Ward at The Royal Derby Hospital

 

Sunday 15th April 1.30pm for 2pm start

Norbury Primary School

Grand Opening of our New Library, WORM Charming Competition and Harry Potter Fancy Dress!

 

Back by popular demand! Can you beat our 2016 Winners score of 79 worms in 30 mins? Strict Worm Charming Rules apply!

 

We want to make sure we have enough plots available on the day to meet demand, so if you can make the date and to guarantee your plot please contact Andrea Hayes on 07967 380082. Plots cost £5 (max 2 Adults and 4 children).

 

Enter our Free Scarecrow competition "Harry Potter" Characters to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the first Harry Potter Book published. There will be a Harry Potter Themed Fancy Dress Parade, Refreshments, Raffle Music, Story Time, Plant and Produce stall and lots of Games too.

 

We hope you can join us and we would like to ask everyone for their support by kindly requesting donations of Raffle Prizes (General /Garden/Wildlife - Adult or child) cakes or biscuits Thank You.

 

All Proceed to Friends of Norbury School (FONSA)

 

 

A Flower Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In
Holy Trinity Church, Clifton

5th, 6th & 7th May 2018
From 12h30 – 17h30

Theme: Wedding Anniversaries
Refreshments in Clifton-Smith Hall

Admission Free but donations gratefully received
All donations to Holy Trinity Church, Clifton
Please call Tina Harbinson on 01335 343749 for further details.

 

 

 

Buckingham Palace has announced that the Revd Canon Geraldine Pond, the Diocese of Derby’s Director of Vocations, has been appointed as a Chaplain to the Queen.

The former Ashbourne vicar will be allowed to preach to the Queen at the Chapel Royal in St James’ Palace, London, and wear a scarlet cassock in recognition of her status.

“I am overwhelmed, excited, humbled – and terrified!” said Geraldine. “When they contacted me, at first I wondered if they had got the right person.

The Bishop of Derby, the Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern, said: “To be made a Chaplain to the Queen is an acknowledgement of outstanding service to the Church and the wider community. There are a limited number, and we have not had anyone appointed to this Office in the Diocese for a number of years.  Geraldine has been an exemplary parish priest, and now plays a significant role in the leadership of the Diocese.” 

Queen’s chaplains are members of the College of Royal Chaplains, which forms part of The Queen’s Ecclesiastical Household.

Before being ordained, Geraldine had a background in the NHS as a district nurse and health visitor. She did her ordination training at St John’s Church, Nottingham before moving to Lincolnshire where, among other roles, she undertook a mental health chaplaincy.

Geraldine served as the vicar of Ashbourne from 2007 - 2015.

EDWARD BEAR

at St Oswald’s Church
April 2018

Edward Bear continues to meet every Thursday morning at St Oswald’s Church Centre from 9.30 – 11.30 am.

The voluntary donations that Edward Bear receives on a weekly basis, enable us to contribute to the running costs of the church centre, support various charities as well as replace and add to our stock of toys, books and craft materials. As a group we decided to provide good quality books for our children's corner in church. As promised we have purchased a strong storage unit to keep things tidy (see picture below). Firstly, we bought all the suitable books from the church bookstall and then decided to involve the congregation in our venture and ask for donations for books. As a result, we have so far received over £150 and we thank everyone for their donations. All offerings will be acknowledged with labels in the front of the books purchased.

We have a team of 12 loyal volunteers that regularly set up our hall and then welcome parents and carers with their families into a hall full of toys, craft, coffee and bacon rolls.

 

Forthcoming events: Toddle through the tunnel - Trip to the farm - Teddy parachuting

EDWARD BEAR TEAM

Arunima Hospice

 

This medical facility at Behala, Kolkata has established itself as an accredited hospice taking care of the terminally ill, undiagnosed and untreated people of rural Bengal.  The facility is dedicated to taking care of people and specially children affected and infected with HIV/AIDS. Arunima was initially started with financial support from SAPCS (State AIDS Prevention and Control Society).  Later on, CBCI (Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India) supported the project by providing resources for running 10 beds.  The MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) also came forward to support 15 beds.  Presently the hospice accommodates an IPD (Indoor Patients Department) of around 20 beds. 

Visits to Kolkata (Calcutta), India

 

There have been two visits from Ashbourne to Kolkata recently. Ruth, Joy and Christian Mallard were there in December 2017 and John and Elizabeth Hurfurt in February 2018.

 

On Saturday 28 April at 7.00pm there will be an illustrated talk, with a meal, in the Century Hall at Ashbourne Methodist Church when both parties will report on their visits. The Mallard family spent most of their time at the Arunima Hospice while the Hurfurts visited several projects in Kolkata. Arunima is a hospice for people with AIDS but also runs an orphanage for children whose parents have died of AIDS. See http://cnicalcutta.org/arunima_hospice.html for more details of their work.

 

The Derbyshire Churches – Church of North India Partnership has been organising a teacher exchange between Derbyshire and Kolkata teachers as well as being involved with the work of the Cathedral Relief Service. John and Elizabeth will tell more of this.

 

Just come along on the evening, no charge, but donations welcome to help cover the costs of the food. If you are definitely coming it would help with catering if you could let us know at jandehurfurt@supanet.com or telephone 01335 342859

 

 

Ashbourne Animal Welfare

 

“Healthy Hound & Fit Feline Open Day”

Sunday 8th April 2018 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Ark, Wyaston Rd, Ashbourne DE6 1NB

Veterinary advice on diet, dental, exercise. age-related illness, etc.

Visit the cattery and kennels
Homemade lunches and teas - Gifts, Books, Bric a Brac - Free Admission

 

Tel 01335 300494 for more info www.ashbourneanimalwelfare.org

ST. OSWALD’S WALKING GROUP

Saturday February 24th 2018

Anthony volunteered to lead this month’s walk, which started from the church car park. It followed a familiar route along the Henmore behind the hospital, across to the statue of the Shrovetide football “Hug”, and on past the sewage works to Hanging Bridge. Striding out from there we aimed for Mayfield Church for an early coffee break and continued along the Dove to Toadhole Bridge. The going was reasonably good, and the weather clear and sunny.

After crossing the river, we walked along Littlefield Lane, through Snelston village and into Snelston Park. From there we entered what was, for some of us, new territory. Heading east we crossed the A515 at the top of Collycroft Hill and continued via lanes and field paths to Edlaston Church where we ate lunch. Back on familiar ground now we reached Osmaston Park at Wyaston Grove. As always, the parkland with its undulating fields, lakes, woodland and mill was very pleasant. By the time we reached Osmaston village we were beginning to feel tired, but there remained only a final mile or two along the route of the Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk until we reached the end of our rather lengthy ramble back at the car park.

Many thanks to Anthony for his choice of route and excellent navigating.

Total distance: 12 miles; total ascent: 760 feet; ten of us plus the two dogs.

Jackie Burns.

 

 

 

SAFEGUARDING AT
ST OSWALDS CHURCH ASHBOURNE –
AND SURROUNDING PARISHES

 

 

I have been Parish Safeguarding Link for St Oswald’s Church Ashbourne and latterly the surrounding Parishes for 10 years endeavouring to promote safe practice within our church community.

Promoting safe practice is a significant step in safeguarding those who are most vulnerable in our society. We must strive to create a culture where we uphold and promote everybody’s rights to safety, respect, equality of opportunity and access to resources.

We hope for, and expect, the best practice from everyone but are not naïve about the nature and extent of harm that some may face or have already faced.

We are not naïve about the risk that some people may pose to others, including within the church context. We can be open and welcoming without disregarding the need for others to experience the church community as a safe place of sanctuary.

To achieve a positive safeguarding culture here at St Oswald’s and in our parishes, we need to:

  • openly promote the Safeguarding Policy Statement ‘Diocese of Derby Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Guidance’ (2016) and its link to our Christian values.
  • show others how our Christian values influence our attitudes and actions.
  • we must understand that fundamentally all abuse is about the misuse of power in interpersonal relationships.
  • act compassionately to everyone but always be looking out for harmful behaviour.
  • prevent the risk of harm where we can.
  • respond whenever there are concerns about someone’s well-being and safety (including our own) or the behaviour and attitudes of anyone whatever the role of that person.
  • challenge behaviour and activities that may put others at risk of harm
  • share information in line with the principles and guidance as set out in the Diocese of Derby’s Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Guidance (2016)

There are ‘flow charts’ on noticeboards in both the church and church hall which explain: ‘what to do if you have a safeguarding concern’, with names and contact details of the relevant people to call.

Bishop Alistair makes it clear that safeguarding procedures are mandatory to all who are employed or who work in a voluntary capacity within this Diocese. He assures us that these standards of good practice have been designed to ensure that the valuable work that we all do can proceed in safety and with confidence.

We are hosting a CI Safeguarding Training here at St Oswald’s Church Hall on Thursday 19th April 6.30pm – 9.00pm – Trainer Nicola Dalby from Church House Derby.

I have already contacted a number of people who volunteer in roles of responsibility both in St Oswald’s church and the surrounding 5 parishes, requesting that they attend this course (there will be other opportunities later in the year). However, if you have not yet been contacted and feel you would like to be included please let me know.

I shall be formally stepping down as Parish Safeguarding Link for St Oswald’s and the surrounding parishes and be handing over to a new incumbent at the re-arranged date for St Oswald’s APCM (recently cancelled due to bad weather).

Our concern for others is always complex and not as straightforward as it at first might appear. It has always been a privilege to serve God and our church community in such a way.

Lindsay Walker
Parish Safeguarding Link
St Oswald’s Church, Ashbourne

 

 

 

Choral Music at St Oswald’s

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 1st April                    EASTER

10.30   Parish Communion     The strife is o’er/Ley

Jesus is risen from the dead/arr. Bell

Gloria/Vivaldi

 

6.30     CHORAL EVENSONG      Canticles-Stanford in C;

Responses- Smith

This joyful Eastertide

Achieved is the glorious work/Haydn

 

Sunday 8th April                    The Second Sunday of Easter

10.30   Parish Communion     Now the green blade riseth

(This is the only service today and is for all six churches.)

 

Sunday 15th April                  The Third Sunday of Easter

10.30   Parish Communion     Lead me Lord/Wesley

6.30     Evensong                    Cantate Domino/Pitoni

                                                Gaelic Blessing/Rutter 

 

Sunday 22nd April                 The Fourth Sunday of Easter         

10.30   Parish Communion     Brother James Air/arr Jacob 

6.30     Evensong                    Flocks in pastures green/Bach

The Lord is my shepherd/Stanford

 

Sunday 29th April                  The Fifth Sunday of Easter 

10.30   Parish Communion     Laudate Dominum/Taize

6.30     Evensong                    Come my way/Vaughan Williams

at Mappleton                          O Taste and See/Vaughan Williams

 

 

Thank you

Michael Halls
Director of Music

Holy Week in St Oswald’s
Please note time changes

 

Monday 26 March, Tuesday 27 March & Wednesday 28 March: Compline at 6 pm

Thursday 29 March:
6 pm Last Supper Meal in Church Centre
7 pm Maundy Thursday Mass
8 pm Stripping of the Altar
8:15 pm Procession of the sacrament to garden of repose
8.30 pm – midnight: Vigil

Good Friday – 30 March:
Interactive Stations of the Cross (short 5 min acts of worship at 2 pm,
3 pm and 4 pm)
7 pm: Fauré’s Requiem

Easter Sunday – 1 April:
6:30 am Sunrise Easter Service of Light followed by breakfast
8 am Holy Communion
10:30 am Communion – Thatching the East Cross in St Oswald’s.  Please bring along flowers of any sort – not just daffodils – so that together we can transform the Lenten Cross into the glorious East Cross.
6:30 pm Easter Choral Service

 

 

 

Ashbourne Churches Together
www.ashbournechurchestogether.org.uk

Ashbourne Churches Together is a fellowship of Christian Communities in the Ashbourne area.  It aims to promote greater understanding between Christians of different traditions and to encourage, wherever possible and desirable, joint prayer, worship, witness and social activity.

Ashbourne Churches Together (ACT) are looking for one or more people to fill the following roles:

Minutes Secretary; Administrator; Publicity/Communications Officer.

If you are interested in any of these roles please contact Mike Warner or Maggie Rode – both contacts your will find on the back cover of this magazine.

 

 

 

 

To be held on

Saturday 21st April 2018 at 7:00 pm

At St Oswald’s Church, Ashbourne