28th July 2019

28th July 2019

Welcome to the United Benefice of St. Helen,

St. Mary and St. John the Baptist

It’s great to gather together as the Body of Christ in this beautiful part of Derbyshire. Though we have differences, we have one Lord, one Faith and one Passion for the Gospel. May we spend time today praying together and sharing fellowship.

All are welcome to take part fully in our services. If this is a Service of Holy Communion, you are very welcome to receive Holy Communion at the appropriate time.

(Gluten-free wafers are available; just ask anyone leading the Communion.)


Our Worship Today, Sun.28th July, Trinity Six

8 a.m.      Holy Communion at St. Helen’s (BCP)

9 a.m.      Holy Communion at St. John’s

11 a.m.     Morning Prayer at St. Helen’s

5 p.m.    Café Church in St. Helen’s Church Hall

6 p.m.     Evensong at St. Mary’s


Regular Midweek Services

Tues.  Morning Prayer in St. Helen’s Hall,  9.30 a.m.

Thurs. Morning Prayer at St. John’s,  9.30 a.m.


Prayer Meetings & Home Groups

Wed. 31st      Home Group, 11 John Turner Rd. 7.30 p.m.

Thurs. 1st        Prayer Meeting, 14 Park Avenue, 9.30 a.m.


Our Worship Next Week, Sun. 4th August

9 a.m.      Holy Communion at St. John’s

10 a.m.    Holy Communion at St. Mary’s

11 a.m.     Holy Communion at St. Helen’s


For our Prayers:   

The Hopper family, the Parnell family, Tony & Marie Thrower, Stan Codd, Andrew Brown, Steven Gill,  Janet Brindley, Pam Creasey, Donna Watson, Katie Reade, Stephen Monk, Carol Sanderson, John and Marian Booth, Eileen Gray, Yulaka Ito, Brenda Brown, Jayne Walker, .Mavis Allen

Please let Pauline know if you would like someone’s name on the Prayer List, or if a name can be removed. For St. Mary’s, please give names to David Gadsby, for St. John’s to Marion Bowler.

Café-Church, St. Helen’s, 5 p.m. Today (28th)                         

Do join us later today. Our theme is ‘A Trip to Israel’, and we will also be enjoying a Bring & Share meal. Everyone is very welcome.

(There is no Café-Church during August.)


How about a Walk, with Lunch? (Next Sat.)

If you enjoy walking, but would prefer something fairly short and not too taxing, then do join us on Saturday,3rd August.

We’ll meet at St. Mary’s at 10.30 a.m., then walk to Snitterton for a shared lunch at David and Diana’s house. Irene Wright is leading the walk and will talk about the locality and places of interest on the way. (She is a Ranger with the Peak Park and an experienced walk leader, so we’re in safe hands!) The route is 3 to 4 miles in total – obviously less if you choose to do just one way. The more energetic can walk back!

Anyone who can’t manage the walk itself is very welcome to meet us for lunch. Lifts and car sharing will be arranged. For more details, please speak to Penny Dakin or Chris Townsend.


‘Christianity Explored’ in Winster

We’ll be running ‘Christianity Explored’ in Winster Village Hall on Thursday evenings, starting 26th Sept.


On Sat. 17th August, 10.30 a.m. – noon, there’ll be a coffee morning  at St. John’s, during which people can have a preview of the course material.

Do come and join us.


Notices before the Sunday Service, St. Helens

This will be done on a monthly rota. The next few months are as follows:

Aug.               Steve Walker

Sept.             Roz Woodley

Oct.               Chris Townsend

Please let the ‘person on duty’ know in advance if you would like a particular item to be read out.


Psalm 85

1             Lord, you were gracious to your land;
you restored the fortunes of Jacob.

2             You forgave the offence of your people
and covered all their sins.

3             You laid aside all your fury
and turned from your wrathful indignation.

4             Restore us again, O God our Saviour,
and let your anger cease from us.

5             Will you be displeased with us for ever?
Will you stretch out your wrath from one generation to another?

6             Will you not give us life again,
that your people may rejoice in you?

7             Show us your mercy, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation.

8             I will listen to what the Lord God will say,
for he shall speak peace to his people and to the faithful,
that they turn not again to folly.

9             Truly, his salvation is near to those who fear him,
that his glory may dwell in our land.

10            Mercy and truth are met together,
righteousness and peace have kissed each other;

11            Truth shall spring up from the earth
and righteousness look down from heaven.

12            The Lord will indeed give all that is good,
and our land will yield its increase.

13            Righteousness shall go before him
and direct his steps in the way.