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.

Thought for the month

Well I have finally got here – and such a welcome no one ever had. I was
nervous before my Licensing and very grateful to friends travelling from
Lincolnshire to support me. But actually everyone was so warm and hap-
py and kind, and all went well. We received the most lovely hamper full
of just what is needed on arrival in a new home and I have spent the first
week of being here overwhelmed by the beauty of the place, the three
churches and spring – perhaps early summer, breaking upon us.
In the midst of so many blessings, I can’t help feeling concerned about
how much I have been given and remember that so many have so little
in comparison. Living in places where there are no trees to marvel at, or
gardens to sit in, perhaps struggling for friends or income or even
warmth during these still cold nights. I do look forward to a summer of
bounty but I also pray, as we all might, that we are open to ways through
which we can share the gifts we are given.
I want to say thank you; Thank you to God, thank you to Bishop Jan and
Arch Deacon Christopher for letting me come and thank you to all who
have made my family and I so very welcome. I look forward to meeting
more and more of you, hearing about your lives and learning the ways
the thread of God’s presence runs through them. A happy June to you
all! And THANK YOU!
Rev Kate Plant

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:

 

Wanted to know what y:pig is?

Ypig* is the Youth Group of All Saints’ Breadsall. We meet every Friday evening from 6pm-7.30pm, usually at Breadsall Memorial Hall, for games, crafts, challenges and Christian teaching. All young people are welcome from Year 6 upwards. Once a month there is something called “Friday Night Drop in” which is open to Year 5 children too. Check out our current programme.

* We are often asked “Why ypig?”. It stands for Young People Interested in GodAt The Peak Centre in Edale

Lent Challenge 2017 Update

Earlier in the year we collected money to send to Kumi in Uganda. Some of this money was to pay for a new home to be built for one family. One of the teams that went out with “Mission Direct ” recently were able to build the house below for John and his family. John and his wife have 7 children crammed into the small home you can see. John was orphaned in the insurgency and has some small learning difficulties. He does well to keep his family going through subsistence farming but not all his children are at school and there is no spare money for things like house repairs. So our gift has provided a new home for him.

 

The Mission Direct Team building John’s house with the money we sent out earlier this year.

Jean Boiling

It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of Jean Boiling. Jean was a faithful member of this church for many years, serving in the choir amongst other roles.

In latter years, she has not been able to attend church due to illness.

She will be missed by her husband, Derek,  and son, Michael, as well as all those who knew her from church or as a Dinner lady at the village school.

Schools Out for Summer!

As a church we enjoy good links with our local Primary School. Each week members of the congregation go into school to lead Collective Worship and several of the children come to our after school clubs. The school uses church for end of term services and productions. Here you can see Key Stage 2 in their end of year production of Snow White – a version by Roald Dahl.
To all who are leaving to go to new schools – we wish you well.
And to all Staff and Children – have a Happy Holiday!

 

Unexpected Visitors at Minnows!

 

At our last meeting before the summer holidays Minnows had some unexpected visitors. We were just about to pack away all the toys and tidy up when a group of Ladies came and asked if they could look around the Church. The Ladies were some of the Indian Ladies Cricket Team who were staying locally before their semi-final match against Australia. They spent some time in church and then graciously agreed to have a photograph taken with the Mums and Toddlers.
It was lovely to meet them and chat. We wish them well in their careers.

New Projector for church

The church has been donated a new projector to replace the one we have been using for the last 8 years. The projector is used for our 1st Sunday All Age services as well as for Cafe church and the children’s activities on Tuesdays, so we are indebted to Michael Bowers of the Bower Group of Companies for the generous donation which will be enjoyed for many years to come.