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White and gold floral arrangement by pulpit
If you would like information on baptism for a child or for yourself, please phone Ralph the Rector.

Christmas Tree with Children in Ashover Church
The children decorated the Christmas tree in Ashover Church

White and gold floral arrangement by the pulpit in Ashover Church
If you would like to discuss wedding arrangements, please phone Ralph the Rector.

Welcome to our website

Welcome to our website and to our four churches set in the rolling farmland of the Amber Valley in Derbyshire. The parishes of our four churches are a Mission and Ministry Area within the Diocese of Derby and the Church of England.

We believe we can live out our Christian faith by "working and playing together, with God, for people" - this is the motto of the Amber Churches. To learn more about us and our churches, have a look round our website - and we hope we will be able to greet you soon in person.

Covid-19

Our church services are beginning to start up again following the closure of churches for several months due to the Covid-19 virus. On each Sunday in July there will be a service at All Saints Church, Ashover, at 10.45 am when special safety measures will apply. Services at other churches will resume when possible.

Those people unable to get to a service may like to use this Order of Service for Sunday 12th July at home.

If you would like to speak to a member of the ministry team, please see the contacts page.

The Revd Ralph Lawrence
Rector

Our Faith - Christianity

Maybe you have questions about what it means to be a Christian - what we believe, how a man called Jesus who died 2000 years ago can be saviour and a friend. Please click on this link to learn more about Christianity.

Our Lifeline - Prayer

A small group of church members pray regularly in confidence for special concerns and for the community; if you would like prayer for yourself or a situation, please telephone the Rector.

During the days of Covid-19 all Amber Churches members are asked to commit to a daily time of prayer at 9.30am, to pray for the ongoing crisis caused by the coronavirus. Although there are restrictions on gatherings our prayers can still be co-ordinated, at a distance from our homes. Jesus said when two or three are gathered he will be there; He did not say we needed to be in the same room. Whatever you are doing would you break off at 9.30am and pray with us?

If you would like to see how Christians talk to God through prayer, or get hints on how to set about this, please click on this link.

Prayer of the Month

Loving God,
In your wisdom you create all people in your image.
Through your goodness, open our eyes to see
the dignity, beauty, and worth of every human being.
Open our minds to understand that all your children
are brothers and sisters in the same human family.
Fill us with courage that we might seek to heal wounds,
build bridges, forgive and be forgiven,
and establish peace and equality for all in our communities.
In Jesus’ name we pray.
Amen.