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This week’s news

Congratulations to Denise and John on their engagement.  Also to Paul Strange & Rev Kate McClelland on their engagement.

Matlock Moor Chapel is holding their Church Anniversary Service on Sunday 18th August at 2.30 pm, followed by Tea and cake. Everyone is welcome.

Prayer shawls The first two recipients of prayer shawls were Chris and Dorothy and both said how blessed they were by receiving them, but they are not just intended for church members.  If you know of anyone else within the community or among family and friends who would benefit please let Margaret or Chris know. There is one ready now and more are being knitted.

JOHN BELL (Iona Community) is giving an evening talk at Wellspring Church, Wirksworth on Friday 15th November at 7.30 pm through the Montgomery Trust. His subject is ‘Singing our Way Into or Out of Belief ‘.  There will be singing as well as listening! No charge at all, but people do need to register on a first-come-first-served basis, so that we do not exceed fire regulation numbers in the church. Visit the church’s website at for information (DE4 4DS) and register with Paul Heppleston 01629 540969 or (preferably)

Coffee Rota – Please see new rota for Sunday mornings and add your name if you are able to help. Thank you

Intercessory Prayer – We hold before God all those close to our hearts: Ian, Katy and Daniel, Rachel, Emily, Rob and family, Barry and Sue, Hilary and Kevin, Audrey, Meg, Yvonne, Colin, Dorothy, Denise, Elizabeth, Andrew, Lyn and Mike, Julia and Don, Anne, Helen and Brent, Blayze and Becky. Also the Urquhart family on the passing of Scottie.

In the love of God, the peace of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.