To help mark the 50th anniversary of the Peak Centre, Edale, and to celebrate all that is good about the Chesterfield Archdeaconry, Archdeacon Carol and Ben Acty, warden at the Peak Centre, invite you to join them for a family walk on Saturday, 31st August 2019.
The walk will start at 10.30 am at the Peak Centre, S33 7ZA.
Ben will lead you on a pleasant walk around the Edale area, which will take in Edale itself, Barber Booth, and a part of the Pennine Way.
The walk will last between two and four hours and will be tailored to suit the group on the day.
Archdeacon Carol said: “Derbyshire has some of the most wonderful landscape in the country and we should celebrate that. The Peak District in particular has a rich diversity of wildlife, terrain and communities, and it is our responsibility to ensure we both enjoy and preserve it.
“This walk is about celebrating the scenery and communities we are privileged to walk among.
“It is great to be able to use the Peak Centre in Edale as the start of our Archdeaconry walk; the centre is such a great asset for the Diocese of Derby.
“Our walk will take us on a gentle exploration of the high peaks - all ages and dogs are welcome to join us. My Jack Russell, Fudge, at 16 is definitely up for it!”
In September, the Peak Centre at Edale celebrates 50 years of helping to get people of all ages and all faiths to enjoy outdoor pursuits whilst considering the values of being a Christian - or any other faith – such as respect, teamwork and trust.
It caters mainly for primary school children and offers residential stays and day group activities.
Pictures from our beautiful Chrism Service 2019 at Derby Cathedral, led by Bishop Jan.
The Chrism Service takes place on Maundy Thursday each year. It comprises of the Blessing of the Oils - the ones used for the infirm, in baptisms and ordinations - and a renewal of vows by clergy and readers in the Diocese.
The Right Reverend Libby Lane will be installed as the eighth Bishop of Derby in a service in Derby Cathedral at 2.30pm on Saturday, 25th May 2019.
The installation will mark the start of Bishop Libby’s ministry in the Diocese of Derby.
The service will see a number of special Church traditions followed: Bishop Libby will be anointed with oil, garlanded with flowers, presented with the Pastoral Staff and vested in the Diocesan cope and mitre.
And, of course, she will be placed for the first time in the cathedra, or bishop’s seat, the symbolic place from where she exercises her ministry.
Youth Council members and people representing churches and chaplaincies from all around the diocese will have roles in the service and there will be a special signed-only reading from Derby Deaf Church.
Prior to the service, Bishop Libby will arrive in Derby by train and walk through the city, greeting people of all faiths and none, on her way to the installation service. She will be accompanied by children from local Church of England schools, including Derby Cathedral School, and celebratory flag bearers.
Bishop Libby will be joined by civic dignitaries for the final part of her walk from Market Place to the Cathedral. There, she will watch a short performance by the local branch of the National Liturgical Dance Network.
Shortly before the start of the service, the Cathedral doors will be closed and, again following tradition, Bishop Libby will bang on the door three times with her crozier to gain access to the Cathedral.
At the end of the service, Bishop Libby will stand outside the Cathedral to publicly bless the city of Derby, the county of Derbyshire and the Diocese of Derby.
Derby Cathedral’s Canon for Liturgy, the Revd Richard Andrews, said: “This will be a wonderfully joyous occasion of celebration and prayer as we welcome Bishop Libby.
“But it is also a time for both Bishop Libby and the whole Diocese to renew their commitment as we inaugurate a new phase of ministry in the Diocese of Derby.”
The service will be attended by the Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Mr William Tucker, the High Sheriff of Derbyshire, William Cavendish, and civic dignitaries, including the Mayor and Mayoress of Derby and members of parliament.
Clergy, lay ministers and church officials and faith leaders from around the Diocese of Derby will be attending and members of the public are also welcome to attend.
Those attending the service will need to be in their seats by 2pm.
Maundy Thursday Services
Belper, St Mark - Parish Holy Communion for Maundy Thursday - 7pm
Blackwell, St Werburgh - Maundy Thursday Communion - 7pm
Chaddesden, St Philip - Mass of the Last Supper, washing of feet and watch - 7.30pm
Derby, St John the Evangelist - Eucharist with foot washing - 7.30pm
Derby, St Luke - Mass of the Lord's Supper, followed by watch with Blessed Sacrament until midnight - 7.30pm
Duffield, St Alkmund - Maundy Thursday Communion Service - 6.30pm
Matlock, St Giles - Sung Eucharist and Watch until Midnight - 7.30pm
Ripley, All Saints - Holy Communion for Maundy Thursday - 7.30pm
Wingerworth, All Saints - Eucharist of Last Supper, washing of feet and watch until midnight - 7.30pm
Good Friday Services
Blackwell, St Werburgh - Good Friday Meditation - 10am
Chaddesden, St Philip - Reflective Good Friday service including reserved sacrament - 2pm
Derby, St John the Evangelist - Informal service of reflection - 10am
Derby, St John the Evangelist - Good Friday Liturgy - 2pm
Derby, St Luke - Meditation and Stations of the Cross - 1pm
Derby St Luke - Good Friday Liturgy - 2pm
Duffield, St Alkmund - Good Friday reflections at the Cross - 2pm
Linton and Castle Gresley, Christ Church - The Cross of Christ - 7pm
Tibshelf, St John the Baptist - Good Friday Meditation and Choral Music - 2pm
Wingerworth, All Saints - A Pilgrimage for children and families - 9.45am
Wingerworth, All Saints - Stations of the Cross - 11am
Wingerworth, All Saints - Last Hour Service - 2pm
Wingerworth, All Saints - Good Friday Choral Meditation Service - 7.30pm
Blackwell, St Werburgh - Easter Communion - 9.15am
Chaddesden, St Philip - Easter Sunday sung mass - 10.45am
Derby, St John the Evangelist - Easter Family Eucharist - 9.45am
Derby, St John the Evangelist - Easter Evensong - 6.30pm
Duffield, St Alkmund - Family Communion - 10am
Holloway Christ Church - Eucharist - 11am
Linton and Castle Gresley, Christ Church - Celebrations of Easter Sunday - 11am
Little Eaton, St Paul - Easter Celebration - 6.30pm
Matlock, St Giles - Eucharist - 8am
Matlock, St Giles - Sung Eucharist and blesing of the Easter Garden - 9.30am
Tibshelf, St John the Baptist - Easter Communion - 11am
Wingerworth, All Saints - Said Eucharist of Easter - 8am
Wingerworth, All Saints - Celebratory Sung Easter Eucharist - 9.30am
Other Easter Events
Sun 13 April 2019 - Messy Easter - 10.30am - St John the Baptist, Tibshelf
Sun 13 April 2019 - Easter Kids - 10.30am - St Werburgh, Blackwell
Sun 14 April 2019 - Crown of Thorns (an original cantata) - 6pm - Christ Church, Linton and Castle Gresley
Sun 14 April 2019 - Easter Afternoon Tea for Mums and Daughters - 2.30pm (£2 per family) - St Alkmund, Duffield.
Tue 16 April 2019 - Christians Together in Swanwick at Swanwick Methodist Church - Messy Easter - 10.00am : 2.00pm
Fri 19 April 2019 - Good Friday Frugal Lunch - 12.30 noon - St John the Baptist, Tibshelf
Sat 20 April 2019 - Struggling Saints, A Holy Saturday time with God - 12.30pm : 4.15pm - St Mark, Brampton
Sat 20 April 2019 - Easter Concert with Mike Swan, James & Emma Rollin - 7.30pm - St Alkmund, Duffield
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