Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting for 2020 at which churchwardens and PCC members are elected and the reports are received will be held on-line by zoom on Monday 10th May at 7pm

Please contact the PCC Secretary if you wish to have the meeting code. The election of churchwardens is open to any resident of the parish of Breadsall.

Support TEAR Fund

The speaker this Sunday is telling us about the work of TEAR Fund in many parts of the world. You can help in this work by supporting TEAR Fund. More details can be found at tearfund.org/tamam

Tamam sits outside her home. Tahaddi Center. Beirut, Lebanon. 8th October 2019. Photographer: Ruth Towell.

Update on South Porch

The builders have been getting on with the work on the South Porch. The
thresholds have been replaced,the floor has been levelled and the tiling
is being relaid. A rail has been positioned to help those with mobility
problems. The old inner door, weighing over 180 kilos, has been moved to
the West Porch where it will be hung and kept because of its historic
ironworks.

Ash Wednesday and Lent

There will be a service on Ash Wednesday (February 17th) at 7pm using Zoom. There will be an opportunity to ‘ash’ yourself – have some suitable ashes available, Please let Kate know if you want to join and the link will be sent to you.

Immediately following this, we will start studying a book called ‘The Prayers of Jesus’. This will be over 6 weeks and covers some of the known prayers Jesus is recorded as saying. If you want to join this, please let Kate know again, and also if you want a copy of the book, please let Chris Prior know asap. The book costs £7.

If you cannot join us, but want a challenge, there are many other opportunities to study. The book from the Archbishop of Canterbury is very good. There is a York course and many others are available. Look at options on www.eden.co.uk

Update on South Porch

As most of you will know the church is having a bit of a make over. The South Porch is being re-tiled and having new doors fitted. Work began a couple of weeks ago with our builder, John Howlett. So far the tiles have been removed, as have the thresholds and doors. We are hoping to have the work finished by the end of February. A couple of photos below. Watch this space and we’ll try and keep you updated.

The Nativity Trail – now starting from 3 pm

Don’t forget the Nativity Trail along Rectory Lane tomorrow (24th December) evening between 3 and 6 pm. A series of tableau depicting the Nativity Story starting at No 24 and continuing to the end of the lane. Refreshments of mulled wine, drinks. mince pies and other goodies at the far end. Donations for the work of the Childrens’ Society would be welcomed. Thanks to Damsons, Linda Morris and countless other village residents for supporting this event, as well as the residents making their gardens available.

Alternative to Christingles

As the Christingle cannot take place this year an alternative would be to tell the Christmas Story ( Scarecrow like) along Rectory Lane.

We have enough gardens but now need models – we need the following:

4 Mary’s – two to be pregnant

3 Joseph’s

2 Large Angels

6 Small Angels

1 Inn Keeper

2 Donkeys

4 Shepherds

4 Sheep

6 Kings

2 Big StarsOx

4 Gazebos

Some Battery powered fairy lights props/costumes that could be used. It will be on display from lunchtime Christmas Eve culminating in a socially distance mulled wine and mince pies accompanied by Carols from 4-6

If you are feeling creative please let Kate know what you can do 01332 834928. Let’s embrace this with our great village spirit.