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.