C o n t a c t The Parish Magazine
St Maryâ€™s Church, Ilkeston The Church in the Market Place
Who’s who at St. Mary’s……. Interim Priest In Charge: Revd. Carole Lloyd 1 Ascot Close West Hallam Ilkeston DE7 6LB
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Andrea Swarbrick, Tel: 932 6523 7 Drummond Rd, Ilkeston email: email@example.com
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Dearly Beloved A lady describing the small attendance at her church said: “When the Vicar says ‘Dearly Beloved’, I blush”. 3
THE VICAR’S LETTER Dear Friends, August saw the return of the Ilkeston Heritage and Classic Vehicle Show to the centre of Ilkeston – bigger and better than ever. It was great to have St Mary’s open as part of this event, serving cream teas to visitors. The footfall through church numbered in the hundreds with many people visiting St Mary’s for the first time and being overawed by the size and the history of the building. It was lovely to see the community get together and so many people visiting Ilkeston. One person commented that they were amazed at how beautiful the setting of the market place is, with such lovely buildings around it – the old Co-op building, the Town Hall, the Library, the various public houses and, of course St Mary’s – maybe it’s something we, and others, take for granted. It is good to remember that our geographical location at the heart of Ilkeston reflects a long history of the church being at the heart of the community. As we move towards the third decade of the 21st century we are trying to grasp a vision of what this means for us in today’s society. The church clearly has a role to play in the spiritual life of our land but also in being prophetic, promoting social justice, equality and unity. The Church of England website says this: The Church of England plays a vital role in the life of the nation, proclaiming the Christian gospel in words and actions and providing services of Christian worship and praise. Its network of parishes cover the country, bringing a vital Christian dimension to the nation as well as strengthening community life in numerous urban, suburban and rural settings. The gospel is good news to all and we are called to proclaim it through being an active and visible part of our community, working with partners in our local area and being beacons of hope and promise. Your friend in Christ, Carole 4
Dates for your diary (in addition to the regular Sunday & Wednesday Services) 2nd - The New Guinea Martyrs of 1942 This year the Anglican Church in Australia will mark 75 years of remembrance for the New Guinea Martyrs of 1942. These brave men and women, 10 Australians and two Papuans, refused to leave their missionary work on the island as the Japanese military forces advanced.
Merchant Navy Day 10am service will have emphasis on seafarers past & present. JC Club meets during the service
8th - The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 13th - Friends Of St Mary’s Churchyard Meeting at 6.30pm PCC Meeting at 7.00pm 14th - Holy Cross Day On Holy Cross Day the Church celebrates the Cross as a symbol of triumph, as the sign of Christ’s victory over death.
23rd - Autumnal Equinox (northern hemisphere) Equinoxes occur in March and September, when the Sun is ‘edgewise’ to the Earth’s axis of rotation, so that everywhere on earth has twelve hours of daylight and twelve hours of darkness.
21st - St Matthew Matthew was one of 12 apostles. But he began as a publican i.e. a tax-collector who worked for the Romans, before he left all at the call of Christ. From earliest times, he was regarded as the author of the first of the four Gospels. Matthew was martyred by a sword or a spear, some think in Ethiopia.
29th - Michael and All Angels 30th - Churchyard Working Party at 10am 1st -
Harvest Festival Service at 10am Followed by a “Bring and Share” lunch
Hymns for people over 50 Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah, I've Forgotten Where I've Parked The Car - Count Your Many Birthdays, Count Them One By One Blessed Insurance - It Is Well With My Soul, But My Knees Hurt 5
Princess Diana (from an article by Revd. Paul Hardingham) From the biographyonline site: "After her divorce from the Prince of Wales in 1996, Diana ceased to be HRH Princess of Wales and lost the resulting Royal Highness style”. Officially, she became Diana, Princess of Wales." but whilst not possessing the title, to the general public she will always be “Princess Diana”. This month marks 20 years since her funeral on 6th September 1997. Recently Prince William described how his mother’s death was like an earthquake, the shockwaves taking time to sink in. When we remember the days leading up to the funeral, the whole nation seemed touched by her death. Over 32 million people watched the funeral on television. As we look back to this event, what is its continuing significance? As those made in the image of God, we are called to reach out to show love to others. ‘Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.’ (1 John 4:7). Princess Diana did this, especially the vulnerable in our society, remembering especially her work with AIDS sufferers and landmine victims. However, she was also a flawed individual, who fought various ‘demons’ in her own life and struggled with relationships. People identified with her humanity as one like us: fallible, weak yet more than good enough. There is always something powerful about vulnerability in others; we can identify with them because, like us, they don’t have it all together. God uses flawed people in his purposes, as we clearly see in the pages of the Bible: Abraham, Moses, David and Paul, to mention just a few! Diana’s funeral was not a state funeral, but a royal ceremonial funeral. It was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, and the Dean of Westminster, Wesley Carr. After the ceremony in the Abbey, the Princess’s body was buried in a private ceremony on an island within the grounds of Althorp Park, the Spencer family home. ‘I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved.’ - Princess Diana 6
Bishop of Derbyâ€™s Harvest Appeal 2017 The Edwardes College School in Parachinar, Pakistan I would like to introduce you to an exciting opportunity we have this Autumn to partner with Bishop Humphrey Peters, Moderator of the Church of Pakistan and Bishop of the Diocese of Peshawar, in a project to open a school educating Muslim and Christian children together, modelling harmonious living, and building mutual understanding as they work to bring an end to radicalisation and extremism through education. The Edwardes College School in Parachinar, Northern Pakistan, will be in an area of high radicalisation with many refugees from Afghanistan as the border is only 25 miles away. Classes will begin in March 2018 with 200 pupils, growing steadily to 1200 over seven years. Local youngsters have suffered greatly because of terrorism and sectarian clashes and they need to experience healing, find a reason to smile again and discover a better way of living together. After eight years of negotiation with the government, Bishop Humphrey has been given a disused building and permission to open the school; now they need our help to equip it. We believe this project is very timely and, through our donations, will enable girls and boys, Christians and Muslims, to understand one another better, learn to live together and build a future for themselves free from radicalisation. It would be wonderful if you could consider organising a fundraising event or special collection in support of this project. Special worship material will be available on the diocesan website, as will further information about the project.
CROSSWORD PUZZLE Across
1 ‘The people were — at his teaching’ (Mark 1:22) (6) 4 ‘He saved —; let him save himself’ (Luke 23:35) (6) 8 He addressed the crowd in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:14) (5) 9 Father of James and John (Matthew 4:21) (7) 10 One who charges another with an offence (Job 31:35) (7) 11 ‘ — thy ministers with righteousness’ (Book of Common Prayer) (5) 12 and 15 Down ‘All — is God-breathed and is — for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness’ (2 Timothy 3:16) (9,6) 17 ‘No — of the field had yet appeared on the earth and no plant of the field had yet sprung up’ (Genesis 2:5) (5) 19 Made to feel embarrassed (Isaiah 24:23) (7) 21 This man built his house on sand (Matthew 7:26) (7) 22 David’s hypocritical message to Joab on the death in battle of Uriah: ‘Don’t let this — you’ (2 Samuel 11:25) (5) 23 Detest (Job 10:1) (6) 24 ‘God made two great lights, the greater light to govern the day and the — light to govern the night’ (Genesis 1:16) (6)
1 To make a serious request (1 Corinthians 1:10) (6) 2 Launches an assault against (Genesis 32:8) (7) 3 ‘The wicked man — deceptive wages’ (Proverbs 11:18) (5) 5 Tuba ale (anag.) (7) 6 ‘The day thou gavest, Lord, is — ’ (5) 7 Old Testament measure of weight, equivalent to about 12 grammes (Exodus 30:13) (6) 9 Where Elijah restored life to the son of a widow with whom he lodged (1 Kings 17:10) (9) 13 Paul said of whatever was to his profit, ‘I consider them — , that I may gain Christ and be found in him’ (Philippians 3:8) (7) 14 City visited by Paul, described by the city clerk as ‘the guardian of the temple of the great Artemis’ (Acts 19:35) (7) 15 See 12 Across 16 Rioted (anag.) (6) 18 She had a surprise when she answered the door and found 8 Across outside (Acts 12:13) (5) 20 Maltreat (1 Chronicles 10:4) (5)
Solution on page 29.
Miscellaneous observations on life in general ●
Keeping up appearances is the most expensive thing in the world.
The only thing worse than an alarm clock that goes off is one that doesn’t.
Luxury: something you don’t really need and can’t do without.
Grandparents are similar to a piece of string - handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their grandchildren.
If at first you DO succeed, try not to look astonished! 9
FROM THE REGISTERS Baptisms 2nd July - Ellis Michael Kilday 23rd July - Franklin Charles Bishop 6th August - Roux Fisher (Services taken by Revd. Carole Lloyd)
Confirmation 23rd July - Franklin Bishop, Edward Barnett, Yvonne Dygutowicz and Linda Gregory
Funerals 3rd July - Hilda Hoyle 28th July - Graham Richard Neep 17th August - Margaret Holmes 23rd August - Ronald Bradford (Services taken by Revd. Carole Lloyd)
I WENT INTO A CHURCH …. Part 4 by Garth Newton I went into a church whilst on holiday in 1987. Nothing unusual about that you may think but as we approach the autumn I am reminded that as soon as September makes an appearance on the calendar and we begin the long build up to Christmas, the marketing men in the travel business will be directing our thoughts towards next summer's holidays. If experience is anything to go by, the blockbuster films and “specials” on our television screens over the festive season will be interspersed with glimpses of sea, sand and sunshine with exhortations to book early for trips to far flung and exotic locations. RETURN VISIT My family's "far flung and exotic" location for eleven consecutive years was Minehead in Somerset on the edge of the Exmoor National Park and that’s where we were in 1987. We stayed at the same hotel during the same week each summer for those eleven years making some good friends from as far afield as South Yorkshire, London, Essex and Gloucestershire, not forgetting John and Kay who owned the hotel and their children, Mark and Lorraine. It was almost like a family reunion each year as we met up in the evening after our day’s excursions to enjoy each other’s company - but I digress. Let's get back to the point.... I’d first been to Minehead in 1960 when Dad borrowed a workmate’s old Austin to take us for a break after the death of my maternal grandmother. In the splendid summer of 1960 the week we were away was the worst of the season and it rained and rained. Dad died in 1977 and in the ensuing years we always took Mum on holiday with us. It was somewhat ironic then, that shortly before we were due to make our first return to Minehead since 1960, my mother unexpectedly passed away not long before we were due to go. It was because of the warmth, understanding and acceptance of our new found friends on holiday that we returned so many times. "IF IT IS TUESDAY...." Back in the sixties there was a film in which a group of American 12
tourists made a whistle-stop tour of Europe. The catchphrase "If it is Tuesday, it must be be Belgium" emerged from the film, but as we began to explore the area around Minehead, it became a tradition to visit a nearby village on Sunday morning and it became a case of "If it is Sunday morning, it must be Dunster". DUNSTER Situated only three miles east of Minehead just off the busy main road, Dunster is a beautiful, unspoiled village and in the summer months, teems with visitors and sightseers. With a main street overlooked by a Castle that dates from Norman times, Dunster remains, with its charming Tudor houses and attractive Yarn Market, one of the most entrancing and picturesque of England's villages. The purpose of our annual pilgrimage, apart from the cappuccino in "Ye Olde Tea Shoppe", was to visit the Parish and Priory Church of St. George for it is on a Sunday in July each year that the Flower Festival begins. CELEBRATION On our first visit the Church was decorated throughout with beautiful themed flower arrangements, illustrating poems, sayings and Biblical quotations - these assorted quotations being hand written on cards using the art of calligraphy. It was one of the highlights of our holiday each year to join in this celebration of God's creation. So let us not forget during the dark nights of winter when those holiday adverts start appearing on TV that God is still at work preparing a beautiful world for all of us to appreciate and enjoy. Let us give thanks. "Through the long winter nights, as you while away the hours, Give thanks to the Lord for summer sunshine and flowers". 13
Golf There was a clergyman who was an avid golfer. One Sunday was a picture-perfect day for golf, and the minister could not resist the temptation. He rang his assistant and told him he was too ill to attend church. Then he packed up the car, and drove three hours to a golf course where no one would recognise him. Happily, he began to play the course. But an angel up above was watching the minister and was quite perturbed. He went to God and said, ‘Look at the minister. He should be punished for what he's doing.’ God nodded in agreement. The minister teed up on the first hole. He swung, and the ball sailed effortlessly through the air and landed right in the cup 350 yards away. A perfect hole-in-one. The minister was overjoyed. The angel was a little shocked. He turned to God and said: ‘Begging your pardon, but I thought you were going to punish him.’ And God smiled. ‘Think about it; who can he tell?’
A VISIT TO BELPER by Sheila Spencer There are lots of places round about Ilkeston that are worth a visit. One of my favourites is Belper. The Earl of Lancaster built a hunting lodge there in the 13th century and named it Beaurepaire-a beautiful retreat hence the name. The next major influence was in 1784 when Jedediah Strutt sited his factory for making stockings here using the power of the River Derwent. With the expansion of cotton spinning Strutt`s North Mill became one of the first in the country. After a fire, East Mill was built in 1913. This incorporates a metal structure to be fireproof and lightweight. It still stands proud today and houses a very interesting museum. If you drive in from Ilkeston there is a large free car park accessed from the small market square. Going down the steps from here you enter the park if you need some fresh air, or you can emerge on the main shopping street. There are some lovely family shops as well as Factory outlets near Morrisons. King Street was the winner of the Great Britain High Street Competition in 2014. Here Jerry Howarth`s pork butchers is famous for its black puddings However I think the best bit is the River Gardens. 20
Originally the land used for the Gardens grew osiers, willow fronds used in making skips for transporting cotton reels. In 1905, the river was dredged and channelled and level walks, a bandstand, a tea house and boat house were built. Herbert Strutt brought a ghillie from Skye to look after his rowing boats. His name was MacArthur and his descendant is Ellen MacArthur of sailing fame. Crossing the A6 from the gardens and mill you can walk through the `clusters`. These were built for the mill workers and still stand today. Each house had a garden to grow food or keep pigs or hens. Piggy Row is where the pigs were led to slaughter. There are stone sheds that were used for making nails centuries ago. Nail making became a major industry in Belper but had its roots in ancient times when the trade supplied horseshoe nails to huntsmen in the Forest of Duffield Frith. By the nineteenth century Belper was supplying a great variety of nails worldwide and today it is still remembered in the nickname of the town's football team - the Nailers. There is also a Unitarian chapel where Jedediah Strutt was laid to rest. It was founded in 1689, the present building dating from 1788 and is Belper's oldest place of nonconformist worship. There is much more to Belper and if you are feeling fit go up onto Belper Chevin and walk along to Duffield. In any case do not miss Georges for the perfect fish and chips! 21
Favourite Hymns - The Result In our recent straw poll where we asked you to pick your three favourite hymns, nearly forty different hymns or religious songs were nominated. Many people found it too difficult to pick from the thousands available to choose from but the result of our poll shows the great diversity available in the various hymn books. There were both old ones and new ones in the titles put forward and that shows that we really do like our hymns “Ancient and Modern”. The hymns nominated (except the top five) are listed on the right but after all the voting slips were collated we were left with a result.
All Things Bright & Beautiful And Can It Be Angel Voices Ever Singing As The Deer Pants For The Water Be Still, For The Presence Of The Lord Be Thou My Vision Bind Us Together, Lord Brother Sister Let Me Serve You Great Is Thy Faithfulness Here I Am Lord How Great Thou Art I Cannot Tell I The Lord Of Sea & Sky In Christ Alone My Hope Is Found It Is No Secret Just As I Am Lord For The Years Lord Of The Dance Love Divine O Jesus I Have Promised O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go O Thou Who Camest From Above Oh Perfect Love Praise My Soul Tell Out My Soul The Day Thou Gavest Lord Is Ended The God Of Abraham Praise There's A Wideness In God's Mercy When We Walk With The Lord Will You Come And Follow Me
So in the tradition of “Strictly Come Dancing” or “The X Factor” we’ll announce them in reverse order. At number five is “Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace”; at number four “Abide With Me”; number three is “Amazing Grace”; second is “Guide Me Oh Thou Great Jehovah/Redeemer” and our favourite hymn at St Mary’s is .…(dramatic pause)....
Thanks for the nominations that enabled this list to be compiled.
“Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind”. 23
As we prepare to celebrate our Harvest Festival service on October 1st, it is a good time to remember that there are other things we have to be thankful for all through the year.
And in the same vein of thankfulness let us think of all the people who work behind the scenes in churches preparing for events such as Harvest Festival services, not least among them, those who take on the role of Church Wardens
The Church Wardens By Nigel Beeton
Prayer of thanks to our Faithful Father By Daphne Kitching Faithful Father, Thank you for your presence with us, all the time. Thank you for your goodness towards us, all the time. Thank you for the forgiveness you offer when we put our trust in Jesus and what He did on the cross, so that not even the most desperate circumstances can cut us off from you. Thank you for the on-going possibility of a new start with bright hope for each tomorrow.
Churches stand in ev’ry parish Of this green and pleasant land Some are small, yet so historic Some are large, ornate, and grand. Some have roofs that need repairing Some have other wear and tear Some have beetles, rot, or woodworm But they all need loving care! Thousands, then, of ancient churches Being kept up to their prime In the care of all those wardens Giving freely of their time. Yet much more than just the buildings Occupy these sterling folk! Rotas, meetings, service duties Yet you’ll hear them laugh and joke! So, to all these lovely people Who have so much work to do And do it all without complaining From our hearts, we say “Thank you!”
Thank you, thank you Lord, In Jesus’ name. Amen. 24
Quiet Day by Janet Reeve ‘I am with you In your deepest darkness, Trust Me…Trust Me To lead you Into the light Of My Presence’.
Tranquil, peaceful setting Untroubled by outside Influences, Cares of the world Left behind…. Just for a day.
‘I love your always, Through the good times…. And the bad. My sustaining love Is yours To the end of Time’.
Body motionless In the calming stillness, Hands open to receive, Eyes closed…. Mind focused Heavenwards Receptive to God’s messages Flowing into our soul.
These messages… God’s messages Penetrate To the very core Of our being In the quiet… And the stillness Of this holy house.
‘Live for the here and now, Have no worries for the past…. Or the future, For yesterday…or tomorrow, But live your life Just for today’.
Organ Recital On July 18th St Mary’s was delighted to welcome Peter Gould, former organist of Derby Cathedral, to perform a short organ recital. In 2013/14 Peter made a pilgrimage to play in all the churches in the Diocese and he actually played in 277 but at that time he was unable to visit St Mary’s. That omission has now been rectified with this recital. A small charge for lunch and a retiring collection raised £173.29 for the Water Aid charity. We thank Peter for his time and a most enjoyable performance. 28
CROSSWORD SOLUTION ACROSS: 1, Amazed. 4, Others. 8, Peter. 9, Zebedee. 10, Accuser. 11, Endue. 12, Scripture. 17, Shrub. 19, Abashed. 21, Foolish. 22, Upset. 23, Loathe. 24, Lesser. DOWN: 1, Appeal. 2, Attacks. 3, Earns. 5, Tableau. 6, Ended. 7, Shekel. 9, Zarephath. 13, Rubbish. 14, Ephesus. 15, Useful. 16, Editor. 18, Rhoda. 20, Abuse. 29
Rotas for September Please swap with someone if you are unable to make any of these dates. Thank you.
Sunday Service at 10am Date Sept 3rd Sept 10th Sept 17th Sept 24th
Reader Hilary Pearce Roger Lloyd Janet Reeve Ceril Little
Intercessor Anne Evans Sylvia Puxty A. Swarbrick Janet Reeve
Coffee Janet Reeve & Margaret Turner S. Topping and S. Attenborough Mary Hawkins & Mary Morton Pauline Hyde & Sue Bell
Sunday Sides Persons Rota Date Sept 3rd Sept 10th Sept 17th Sept 24th
8am Peter Brown B Spibey Margaret Turner Grace Henshaw
10am Mary Hawkins Garth & Sandra Newton Val Rennie David Bamford
Tuesday - Mother and Toddler Drinks & Snacks Date Sept 5th Sept 12th Sept 19th Sept 26nd
SUMMER HOLIDAYS Sue Bell & Mary Hawkins Andrea Swarbrick & Sylvia Puxty Betty Murphy & Sandra Neep
Wednesday Service at 9.30am Date Sept 6th Sept 13th Sept 20th Sept 27th
Reader Patricia McHale John Puxty Anne Smith Janet Reeve
Coffee Sue Attenborough & Margaret Turner Sue & John Bell Janet Reeve & Pauline Hyde Sue Attenborough & Pauline Hyde
Saturday Coffee Bar Date Sept 2nd Sept 9th Sept 16th Sept 23rd Sept 30th
Sue Attenborough, Patricia McHale, James New Sheila Spencer, Helen Crisp Janet Reeve, Mary Morton, Ceril Little Mary Hawkins, Sandra Newton, Garth Newton Sue Bell, John Bell, Margaret Turner 30
SERVICES AT ST MARY’S CHURCH Sunday 8.00am 10.00am
Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) Main Service - followed by Coffee and Fellowship First Sunday of the Month - J.C. Club and Creche
Holy Communion (Common Worship) Followed by Coffee and Fellowship
Other Regular Events Thursday 7.30pm -9.00pm
Bell Ringing Practice Contact: Colin Shaw – 0115 932 7072
Last Saturday of each month at 10am Friends of St Mary’s Churchyard - Working Party (Mar-Oct)
Uniformed Groups Rainbows Brownies
Contact: Candy – 0115 932 8244 Contact: Brown Owl - Lynne Cresswell – 0115 877 1592
The Parish magazine of St Mary's Church, Ilkeston, Derbyshire