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Walking for Parkinson’s 2018.

Jan Morton will be doing a sponsored walk near Calke Abbey on 28th April, along with Chris Baker (01335 418192) from the choir and Avril Hallam (chairperson of the Parkinson’s Group; 01335 348046). They would welcome sponsors! If you don’t know Jan, she’ll be in St.Oswald’s church hall after the 10.30 service on 22nd April, wearing a bright purple coat!

St. Mary's Church, Mappleton

The APCM meetings will be held at the Church at 7 p.m. on Wednesday 11th April 2018. Please let me know if you are unable to attend the meetings and also whether you wish to remain on the PCC and/or  the Electoral Roll of the Church.                        Joan    

St Oswald’s Annual Meetings were postponed due to the weather conditions on Sunday 18th March. They will now take place on 22nd April 2018 (12 noon for Meeting to Elect Churchwardens & 12.10pm for Annual Parochial Church Meeting).

Advance warning

Pew News items for Sundays 6th & 13th May need to reach me by Tuesday 1st May, please.We’re off to Melrose, where we intend to meet up with the Walking Group for a part of one of their days!

India / Kolkata Evening

Ruth, Joy and Christian Mallard visited Kolkata last December and Elizabeth and John Hurfurt visited in February. Come and see and hear of their experiences on 28th April, 7.00pm in the Methodist Century Hall with a meal (both spicy and non spicy.) It would be helpful for catering purposes to know if you are coming.             Contact John Hurfurt 342859

Tissington Well Dressings

The ACT One World Group will be having its usual cake stall. Lists for cake making and staffing the stall will be up soon.

Contact John Hurfurt 342859

Flower Festival

Holy Trinity Church, Clifton on 5th, 6th & 7th May 2018 at 12.30 - 5.00 pm.  There will be refreshments in Clifton-Smith Hall and all donations are in aid of Clifton Church.

Bible study group

Our group is about to begin looking at the Acts of the Apostles on the following dates: 26th April; 3rd & 17th May; 7th June then fortnightly till 19th July. Group resumes on 20th September. New members always welcome!

Edmund & Diana Urquhar


7.30pm Thursday 26th April in St.Oswald’s Church. A concert by the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir. Their conductor, Paul Spicer, has been commissioned by Abbotsholme Arts Society to compose a short choral piece to commemorate their 50th anniversary season. It will be performed on this occasion, with other choral and organ works (see poster in St.Oswald’s).

The Display Cabinet . . .

. . . in St.Oswald’s now has a new display. Do have a look: the items illustrate some of the events which feature in the history of St.Oswald’s Church.

Dalesian Singers concert

7.30pm Saturday 19th May, St.Oswald’s. A concert by this award-winning male voice choir, of popular music, pieces from modern composers and “male voice classics”. Tickets £10 (on the door): proceeds to ACE Youth Trust & St.Oswald’s Hall Renovation Fund.    Nigel Rode, 01335 664159


Julian Meeting

A Julian Meeting is re-starting on Thursday 3rd May in St Oswald’s Chapel 7 - 7.30pm. Please come along and share in 15 -20 minutes of being with God in silence. In our busy, noisy lives this is a way of creating space for ‘Being’ not ‘Doing’. This way of listening to God goes back to the Desert Mothers and Fathers of the third and fourth centuries; when we come to God in silence and stillness we are open and receptive to God and simply with God. Each meeting will start with a prayer and short introduction followed by 15-20 minutes of silence. We shall come out of the silence gently and say the Grace together slowly - ‘The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.’         Margaret Taylor

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