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October 21st

10.30am Preaching Service led by Mr Peter Wadsworth.  

6.30pm Songs of Praise led by Miss Anne Welch. 

October 28th

10.30am Service of Holy Communion led by Rev Robert Foster. 

6.30pm Preaching Service led by Rev John Malnutt. 

Regular events


10.00-11.30am Coffee & chat in the hall, all welcome.

2.00pm Evergreen Club


Please note there will be no Choir rehearsals from 12th September – 24th October.


10.30am – 11.30am Cuppa & chat in the hall. Fairtrade Stall. All welcome.

Lunch at 12.00   To book lunch ring Monica 732935 or Janet 55932.

First Thursday Praise & Prayers, a short time of worship before lunch.

Dates for your diary 

Tuesday 16th October Harvest Supper 6.00pm

Pie & Peas. Cost £6.  (Please sign sheet in the entrance and give payment to Janet Raynes.) Musical entertainment by Peter Morley and friends. We would also like two or three contributions from church members if possible. If you would like to contribute please speak to Janet Raynes.                                  

Monday 22nd October

Monday Groups 10.00am in the hall, 7.30pm in the church.

Tuesday 23rd October 7.30pm Church Council

We still have space for more church council members so if you are willing to serve in this capacity please speak to Robert. 

Thursday 25th October

Please note there is no coffee morning and lunch as there is a coach party in the hall.

Saturday 27th October

Circuit day walk. Meet at 10.00am in Alport near Youlgreave (grid ref 220645) for a walk along Lathkill Dale and returning via Bradford Dale, distance about 8miles. Bring a packed lunch. We should finish mid afternoon. If you are interested in coming please contact Geoffrey Batstone 01629 822714 or Monica Render 01629 732935 

Tuesday 30th October

7.30pm Buddies venue to be decided.

Future Dates

Sunday 18th November

Circuit walk. Meet at Cromford Methodist Church, Water Lane, Cromford at 1.45pm for a walk in the Cromford area. Contact Rachel Walker 01629 823653 

Tuesday 20th & Tuesday 27th November Vision evenings

These two evenings are a continuation from our Vision Weekend as we seek to discern God’s plan for Darley Dale Methodist Church now and into the future. All are welcome regardless of whether or not you were able to come on 8th September.

The evenings will begin with tea at 6.00pm followed by prayer and led discussion from 7.00pm onwards. We pray that by the end of the second evening we will have made some positive decisions about the way forward and will feel encouraged and empowered to share our faith with our neighbours and the wider community. Please continue to pray for this vision.

As you go about your business in Darley Dale ask God to show you where there is need in our community and how we as a church can engage with and support people where they are.

Christmas may seem a long way off but we need to start planning now!

Saturday 1st December Christmas Fayre and Christingle

We have agreed to go ahead with a Christmas Fayre at 2.00pm followed by a Christingle Service at 4.00pm. A team is needed to organise this so if you are willing to help or have any suggestions please speak to one of the Stewards.

Sunday 16th December 3.00pm

‘A Christmas Celebration’ by Darley Hillside Choir.

Sunday 23rd December 6.30pm Carol Service

We hope members of Darley Dale Band will be able to join us for this service.

Christmas Day

10.30am All Age Worship led by Rev Robert Foster.

Sunday 30th December

10.30am Contemporary Carol Service led by Rev Robert Foster.

6.30pm Songs of Praise led by David Brown.

Door Duty

Thank you to Elizabeth Meakin who has volunteered to be responsible for the door duty rota. If you are not presently on the list but would be willing to help please speak to Elizabeth.

Circuit & Other Events

Saturday 6th October 10am – 3pm at MMURC, Bank Road

Churches Together in Derbyshire presents ‘Working together is worth it’ Keynote Speaker: Pastor Geoff Pickup Free entry, drinks provided, bring own lunch. All welcome (see poster on noticeboard for more details). 

Saturday 6th October 6.30pm at Spondon Methodist Church.

An evening with Tom Elliott, Christian Communicator, Comedian and Magician. Includes Ploughman’s Supper. Tickets £8 (children under 12 free) or £10 on the door. (See poster on noticeboard for details). 

Saturday 13th October 3pm MHA’s 75th Anniversary Service

Derby Cathedral.  Preacher – Rev Michaela Youngson, President of Conference. Free tickets available from MHA or 

Sunday 14th October Circuit Walk 

Walk leaders Gail & Andrew Spolton. Details of route and meeting point will be given in the weekly notices when available. 

Wednesday 17th October

Methodist Women in Britain, Nottingham and Derby District Day of Fellowship at Willersley Castle  Speaker: Judith Simms, MWiB Communications Officer. Cost £16, includes coffee & two course lunch. 

Monday 22nd October 7.30pm

Pastoral Visitors evening at Wellspring, Wirksworth. Refreshments available at 7.15. Speaker Chris Saunders ‘How to become a Dementia Friendly Church’.   Chris is chair of the Dementia Project Team in Wirksworth and was instrumental in setting up the Wirksworth Memory Box scheme. She will talk to us about the steps involved in becoming a dementia friendly church.  This evening is open to all. If you would like to go please speak to Gill or Monica so that we can share transport.

All We Can – 80 years of making a difference.

All We Can has its roots in a response to the refugee crisis in Europe, pioneered by Methodist Minister Henry Carter in 1938, who founded the Methodist Refugee Fund. His goal was to raise money for supplies to relieve hunger and improve conditions among refugees in Austria and Germany. Since then, All We Can has helped millions of people round the world in finding solutions to poverty, reaching some of the poorest and most disadvantaged communities.

All We Can also continues to support those who have fled their homes in search of safety. One example of this is the support being given to the Rohingya people in refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Nearly 700,000 people are living here in cramped, squalid conditions and the monsoon season is likely to make the situation much worse.  All We Can  is providing food aid, hygiene kits and psychological support.

Another example is the work being done with Syrian refugees in Jordan. Special classes help children to make new friends, handle difficult emotions and overcome their fear and trauma. All We Can also supports vulnerable women by helping them to work together to develop new skills and training them in how to start their own enterprises and co-operatives. 

Harvest Giving

Once again our harvest monetary gifts and any profit from the Harvest Supper will go to All We Can.    This harvest you are invited to ‘let your light shine’ with the people of Mulukwa village, Malawi, who are building a solar-powered irrigation system. You can read more about this in the All We Can Summer news sheet.

All We Can envelopes will be available for your harvest contributions. Please give generously and keep the work of All We Can in your prayers. 

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A copy of the Circuit Calendar is on the notice board at the back of the church.