HOLYMOORSIDE FLOWER FESTIVAL 2012

Holimoor Flower FestivalHolymoorside well Dressing

  Holymoorside Flower Festival                           Holymoorside Well Dressing                      

 

Holymoorside URC celebrated the Flower Festival and Well Dressing at the bank holiday weekend with many visitors - and much rain! 

 

REMEMBERING THE GREAT EJECTION OF 1662

Members of Rose Hill and St Andrew's URCs and Elder Yard Unitarian congregation remembered the Great Ejection of clergy from the Church of England in 1662 with a Prayer Walk from St Mary's - the Crooked Spire - via Elder Yard, Froggats Yard and Rose Hill.  At St Mary's, Canon Michael Knight praised the integrity of John BIllingsley who chose to leave the church on 24th August 1662 in obedience to the call of God. 

Amid the rain, walkers gathered under a market stall canopy to pray at the location of Froggats Yard, where the first  Congregational Church in Chesterfield met in a barn.

 

SUPPORT FOR YOUTH CENTRE

Support for Youth Centre: In August, despite torrential rain, St Andrew's hosted Afternoon Tea for Churches Together in Newbold which raised £260 to purchase equipment for the Eagle Centre youth club in Newbold, initiated by the Community Police.

 

JOHN COOK INDUCTED TO PASTORATE

 

John Cook with Synod Moderator Rev Peter Meek and Church Secretaries, Gaynor Nunn and Helen Lidgett

Revd John Cook, second right, with the Moderator of the East Midlands Synod, Revd Peter Meek, and Church Secretaries, Mrs Gaynor Nunn, left and Mrs Helen Lidgett, right, following the service at St Andrew's on 3rd March 2012.

NEW MINISTER FOR ST ANDREW'S AND HOLYMOORSIDE

 

We are delighted to report that Revd John Cook has accepted a call to be minister of the two churches. Photo of our new Minister Revd John Cook

 

John and his wife Ann have moved to Chesterfield in February and he took up his ministry here on 1st March 2012.  Please pray for John and Ann and for the churches as they move towards a new phase in their lives.

 

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