Thought for the month

Autumn is fast approaching and with it a series of special events in and around the church.

The first of these, at the end of September, is our Harvest Festival. This year, we will have a single service on the 5th Sunday at 1015. This is a time for thanksgiving – thanks for the food and shelter we have and for those who provide them. It is also a time to remember those who are not so lucky. We are again asking for gifts for the Padley Centre and Derby City Mission, which are used to provide essentials for those with no home at all or lack the basics needed for living. In addition, we are again supporting the Bishop of Derby’s Harvest Appeal which this year is to provide funds to a hospital run by the Church of North India in West Bengal. Gifts should be made in a sealed envelope marked Bishops Appeal. The yellow envelopes in church can be used especially if you can Gift Aid the donation) but please mark the envelope as otherwise the money will go to church funds.

The week after Harvest will then see a display in church of material to show the stories of people and places in Breadsall. If you can assist with any photos or memorabilia that can help display the history of the village, then please contact Jacqui Eastwood. The church will be open over the weekend of 5-6 October so you can come and see the stories behind the people. Please see separate posters that will be placed around the village for full details.

November then marks 100 years since the end of the 1st World War. Breadsall Church will be hosting a Memorial Service as usual starting at 1015 and culminating with the 2 minute silence by the War Memorial. This service is always well attended and may be oversubscribed in this special anniversary year.

Finally, advance notice that the services on Christmas Eve (Christingle services at 4pm and 6pm) will be by ticket only this year. This is due to the popularity of these services and the risk to the attendees’ safety in the event of a problem. Details of how to obtain tickets will be made available in the next few weeks.


Chris Prior

y:pig Bake-Off 21 September

To all y:pig attendees

Equipment needed for this Friday is:

Baking Tray, Mixing Bowl, Grater, Rolling Pin, Measuring Jug, Spoon, Sharp Knife (please be very careful!) and Chopping Board.



The next Taize service will be on September 2nd rather than September 9th as would usually be the case.

If you are intending to attend this short contemplative service, please note the change of date.

Thy Kingdom Come – Breadsall church open for prayer

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are encouraging all churches to open for prayer each day between Ascension and Pentcost (May 10th-20th). This is part of “Thy Kingdom Come”, a global movement inviting Christians to pray for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. Breadsall Church will be open every day between 6pm and 7pm during this time.
For more information check out the website @ www.thykingdomcome


The Annual Meeting was held today at 1145am in church. The meeting re-elected Dorreen Milner and Jacqui Eastwood as churchwardens for the coming year. New to the PCC is Adrian Miller and retiring members Michael Dean, Matthew Crawford and Pat Lunn were re-elected.

The meeting approved the Annual Report and Accounts for 2017.

The meeting also received reports from many church organisations and thanks were given to all those who contribute in any way to making the church function as it does.

Contactless Payments

The church now has the facility to accept contactless donations. So, if you forget your wallet, envelopes or just want to make a donation using your credit or debit card, we can accept it. Please talk to the wardens. Initially, it will only be available at the main Morning Service.

y:pig Sport Relief Challenge

The girls from y:pig successfully negotiated a challenge for Sport Relief on Friday 23rd March. Three teams of 3 took part in a 4 legged race over a short course around the village and Greenway. Here is one photo of the final team climbing the slope to the Greenway.

The girls have raised £130 so far. The winning team is shown below:


Holy Week

The schedule of events for Holy Week is as follows:

Sunday 25th March

1015 am  Eucharist including the passion story as told by Mark

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer including a selection of songs from the Modern Oratoria ‘This Man’ by Anne de Waal

Monday 26th March

7 pm  Meditiation

Tuesday 27th March

7 pm  Meditiation

Wednesday 28th March

7 pm  Meditation

Thursday 29th March

7.30 pm  Service of reflection including last supper and stripping of the altars

Friday 30th March

2 pm  Service at the foot of the Cross

Sunday 1st April

1015 am  Eucharist service for the whole family