At the christingle service in mid December children receive an orange with a lit candle in the middle - this signifies the coming of Jesus as a light to the world.
The warden gets a helping hand with the hymn numbers
All churches hold Remembrance Sunday Services on 10th November. Ashover and Handley churches also hold family Memorial Services on Sunday 10th November at 3 pm and Sunday 17th November at 10.45 am repectively at which anyone who has lost a loved one, especially over the last year, is invited to come together to celebrate their lives and remember them.
On the second Sunday of each month there is a prayer and meditation half hour Sunday at 6 in the Bassett Rooms, Ashover at 6 pm.
Sunday Service Pattern
|Church||1st Sunday||2nd Sunday||3rd Sunday||4th Sunday|
|Holy Communion||Family Service||Holy Communion||Holy Communion|
|Holy Communion||Morning Prayer||No service||Holy Communion|
|No service||Morning Worship||Holy Communion||Morning Worship|
|No service||Holy Communion||Holy Communion||Family Service|
If there is a fifth Sunday in the month then there is one service for all the churches with the venue rotating round the churches - please check details on the calendar for the month. Plus every second Sunday in the month there is Sunday at 6, a meeting for prayer and reflection at 6 pm upstairs in the Bassett Rooms, Ashover.
Children are welcome in services
Each church has a children's corner with books and games for young children and they are welcome at all services - see the Youth page for activites for youngsters of all ages.
Accessible to all
Each church also has easy access facilities, toilets and, apart from Brackenfield church, a hearing aid loop.