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C o n t a c t The Parish Magazine

St Mary’s Church, Ilkeston The Church in the Market Place

November 2017

OUR DIOCESE Due to unforeseen circumstances, the next edition will be delayed until early November. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

THE VICAR’S LETTER Dear Friends, One way of describing churches that do the same thing year on year is as ‘a merry go round church’. Autumn is one of the seasons when this seems most true in the Anglican Church - we mark Harvest, All Souls, Remembrance Sunday, Advent and Christmas, all within the space of less than three months. It’s a pattern that serves the church well. This month we mark Remembrance Sunday on the 12th November, an important occasion for the community, the annual commemoration of those who have died in war. At our 10 am service we will welcome the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, the Mayor and Councillors and we will start our service with the words from Micah 6, What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?’. But what do these words mean for the Christian - how do we put them into practice? Walking with God in this way is something that God calls us to do. As a church we are called to care for one other and also to look outwards and to share God’s love with a world in so much need of it. It begins in our worship and should spill out into our lives. These annual ‘merry go round’ events are an opportunity to demonstrate this to our community and it should then spill over into our making a difference in its community. At the recent Consultation at which representatives from the Ilkeston Churches met with some of our Community leaders it became clear that we’re all aware of the problems within our community. But it also emerged that the churches have a great deal to offer to people of all backgrounds - we have a continuity that is based in our traditions, we are involved in people’s lives at points of need and celebration and we aim to be non-judgemental and inclusive of all. We are placed in this community to make a difference and to demonstrate God’s love which is for all people. The consultation also put forward suggestions for the way forward for all the churches. The PCC will need to look at these outcomes and to pray for vision as to how we might best fulfil God’s work in this place. It will also feed into the patterns of ministry and deployment of clergy within the area. Please pray for our Bishop, Senior Staff, local clergy and the PCCs of the local Anglican Churches as we all seek to reflect these views and ideas. Yours in Christ,

Carole 3

FROM THE REGISTERS Baptism October 22nd - James Eric Ford (aged 11 months) October 28th - Rico Bradbury and Belle Richardson (Services taken by Revd. Carole Lloyd)

Funeral October 9th - Linda Perkins October 23rd - Elsie Adams (Services taken by Revd. Carole Lloyd)

Sunday Lunch We are aware that many of our congregation often eat alone on a Sunday and so we are going to try out a monthly get together for dinner at a local pub/restaurant. On Sunday November 5th we plan to go to the Sir John Warren for 12 noon to have a lunch together and if successful continue with similar gatherings on the first Sunday each month.


Dates for your diary (in addition to the regular Sunday & Wednesday Services) 1st -

All Saints’ Day Remembering all saints and martyrs, known and unknown, throughout Christian history.

2nd - All Souls’ Day To commemorate the faithful departed.

5th -

Guy Fawkes Back in 1605 Guy Fawkes managed to stow a good few barrels of gunpowder under the House of Lords without anybody noticing. He was part of a Roman Catholic plot to murder James 1 of England and his parliament at the state opening. Fortunately, Guy Fawkes was found - and stopped - in time.

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Friends of St Mary’s Churchyard Meeting at 6.30pm PCC Meeting at 7.00pm William Temple: Archbishop of Canterbury - see page 8 An Evening with Bishop Alastair For Synod members, Readers, Wardens & PCC members at All Saints, Marlpool at 6.30 for 7.00pm

10th - Justus Does this sound familiar? An Archbishop of Canterbury tries to bring unity and calm to a Church split down the middle over seemingly irreconcilable differences and promote the Gospel to the wider non-Christian society. This isn’t Justin Welby, though. It was Justus, a 7th century archbishop of Canterbury. Like Justin Welby, he had a passion for mission. He was sent in 601 by Pope Gregory the Great – to reinforce Augustine. Once in England, he became the first ever Bishop of Rochester, in 604.

12th - Service of Remembrance at 10.00am We will be welcoming the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, the Mayor and Councillors to our service which will conclude at the Cenotaph with an Act of Remembrance with the community of Ilkeston. 25th - Catherine of Alexandria - see page 9

30th - Andrew (d. c.60) Andrew, whose feast day ends the Christian year on 30th November, is probably best known to us as the patron saint of Scotland, though his only connection with the country is that some of his bones were reputedly transported in the 8th century to Fife and preserved at a church in a place now named St Andrews. According to the gospel of Matthew, Andrew and his brother Simon Peter were the very first two disciples whom Jesus called. “Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matt 4:18,19) 5

Introducing easyfundraising, to help St Mary’s. EasyFundraising is an organisational member of the Institute of Fundraising (IoF), a respected registered charity. They provide a FREE fundraising service which donates funds when you shop online to any organisation classed as a ‘good cause’, registered with them. St Mary’s Church has been registered in this way and by using their site when you shop you can access over 3200 of the UK's best-known retailers including many popular names such as Amazon, M&S, Argos, John Lewis and HMV; when you shop using the links on their site a small percentage of every purchase made is donated to St Mary’s. All retailers signed up with easyfundraising give them a commission for a purchase, which they turn into a donation for the good cause. It doesn't cost you a penny extra to shop and raise funds for our church using the site. Many retailers now give extra discounts when you buy online, so you may even save money! So please help raise funds for St Mary’s from all your on-line shopping, by signing up and starting to use the service. The most difficult part of the process is possibly typing the URL correctly into your web browser: Go here and click on the “Join us” button. This brings up the “Create an Account” screen; you just need to enter all the particulars requested, then click on the “Create my account” button below. Next complete the Gift Aid screen, according to your circumstances. You will be welcomed with the “You’re almost there, well done!” screen. Click on the green “Get the Donation Reminder” button so that when shopping, if the retailer is part of the scheme, you will see the easyfundraising reminder logo. Click the blue “Allow” box, then the blue “Add” box, then the “not now” box. Now click the red “Okay, I’ve done that” box. You will see “Thanks your name”, click “Get Started” and then - explore the site, there is a lot to see and absorb. You can “Search for a retailer” to find any of the 3200 retailers within the scheme and start shopping to provide automatic donations to St. Mary’s as a beneficial by-product of carrying out your shopping using the site. To log out, click on “My account” and use the “Log out” box. Happy shopping, thank you for your gifts to St Mary’s. 6

John Bell - 0115-9441862


November 6th - William Temple: Archbishop of Canterbury During the Second World War, Winston Churchill was Britain’s Prime Minister. At the same time, William Temple was Archbishop of Canterbury. While Churchill led the country against Germany, Temple encouraged the British people to trust the Lord for their deliverance and strength. Like Churchill, Temple was a great leader, a gifted orator and a prolific writer. He was also a theologian and social activist. Temple was born on 15th October 1881 in Exeter, Devon. He was educated at Rugby School and Balliol College, Oxford, from 1900 to 1904. He loved the music of Bach; the poetry of Browning and Shelley, and Shakespeare. He was an avid reader and possessed a near-photographic memory. He became president of the Oxford Union and after graduation, was a lecturer in philosophy at Queen's College, Oxford. He was a member of the debating society and was a skilled and balanced debater. Following his ordination in 1909, and priesting in 1910, Temple was headmaster of Repton School for four years. He married Frances Anson in 1916. They were childless. From 1921-29 Temple was Bishop of Manchester. During this time he was seen as a pioneer of the Ecumenical Movement and gradually became a national figure. In 1926 he urged the British government to seek a negotiated agreement to the General Strike. Temple excelled as a moderator; a teacher and a preacher and his appointment as Archbishop of York (1929-40) was a popular one. His influence also led to the formation of the British Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches. During the 2nd World War he jointly founded the Council of Christians and Jews to combat anti-Semitism and other forms of prejudice in Britain. 8

As Archbishop of Canterbury (1942-44) Temple became an outspoken advocate of social reform and became involved in the campaign against unemployment, poverty and poor housing. He believed in the rights of all people, whether rich or poor, and was a leading force for social justice. He was grounded in the problems of the working man and in his book Christianity and Social Order (1942) he shared his vision for all to have access to healthcare, education and decent housing. His radical thinking and activism played a foundational role in the formation of the British Welfare State. Temple died aged 63 at Westgate-on-Sea, Kent on 26th October 1944. He was the first Primate of All England to be cremated and his ashes were buried in the cloister garden of Canterbury Cathedral. He is the last Archbishop of Canterbury to have died while in office.

November 25th - Catherine of Alexandria Catherine is thought to have been a noble girl who lived in the 4th century. She was persecuted for her Christianity, and despised marriage with the Emperor because she was a ‘bride of Christ’. According to the legend, Catherine was no pushover intellectually, either: she disputed successfully with 50 philosophers who were called in to convince her of the errors of Christianity. Catherine protested against the persecution of Christians by Maxentius, and then she herself was tortured: broken on a wheel (later called Catherine wheel), but the machine then broke down itself, injuring bystanders. Catherine was then beheaded. This legend strongly appealed to the Middle Age imagination. Catherine became the patron of young girls, students, philosophers, nurses and craftsmen such as wheelwrights, spinners and millers. In England 62 churches were dedicated to her, and 170 medieval bells still bear her name. 9

The Bishop’s Badge

Mary Hawkins, Trevor Beighton & Peter Hodson

Mary and Peter were honoured by Bishop Alastair at a service in Derby Cathedral on Sunday October 1st and Trevor received his award from Acting Archdeacon Peter Walley in St Mary’s on the 4th. The awards recognise the outstanding service delivered by people who work tirelessly behind the scenes in parishes across Derbyshire.


All in the month of November It was: ★

150 years ago: on 7th Nov 1867 that Marie Curie, the Polish-born French physicist and chemist, was born. She was joint winner of the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics, and winner of the 1911 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for her work on radioactivity.

75 years ago: following Britain’s victory at the Second Battle of El Alamein, Winston Churchill announced: ‘This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.’

70 years ago: on 20th Nov 1947 that Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) married Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London. (Philip had been given the title Duke of Edinburgh by King George VI the previous day.)

50 years ago: on 18th Nov 1967 that during the massive foot-and-mouth disease outbreak, the movement of all farm animals was banned in England and Wales.

50 years ago: on 27th Nov 1967 that French President Charles de Gaulle vetoed Britain’s application to join the Common Market. (de Gaulle resigned from office in 1969 and Britain reapplied and was accepted. It joined the EEC – now the EU – in 1973.)

25 years ago: on 11th Nov 1992 that the General Synod of the Church of England voted to allow women to become priests. (The first women were ordained as priests in March 1994.)

25 years ago: on 20th Nov 1992 that the Windsor Castle fire took place. Damage was extensive and took five years to repair, at a cost of £40million. Buckingham Palace was opened to the public for the first time to help raise the money.

See page 14 for “Joyce’s Jottings” as Joyce Rich delves into Ilkeston Library’s archives for the month of November 11

I WENT INTO A CHURCH …. Part 5 by Sue Attenborough I went into a church whilst on holiday in Copenhagen with son John, daughter-in-law Yara and grandson John. The church was the Anglican (Episcopal) Church of St Alban in the Church of England’s Diocese in Europe.

St. Alban's Church. Copenhagen, Denmark

Part of the worldwide Anglican community, the Chaplain is the Revd. Darren McCallig and the service was conducted as a traditional English speaking Mass, so much so that for one moment, it could have been anywhere in England. Three of the hymns were “Abide With Me”, “How Great Thou Art” and Eternal Father, Strong To Save”. The choir sang “The Lord’s My Shepherd” to the tune of “The Vicar of Dibley” - I had sung that only a few days earlier at the Settlement Choir practice. At the end of the service the notices were given out. Volunteers were needed to help with the forthcoming Fete/Bazaar and there was a list at the back of the church to add willing names for baking, bottles with an assortment of values and a White Elephant stall. Someone had a box of jars and contributors to the Fete were asked to take one and fill it with pickled cucumbers - last year’s best seller! There were several people willing to pick items up and also volunteer to help. 12

Interior of St. Alban's Church in Copenhagen

Another list was for people to be on guard duty all night as the stalls needed to be erected the day before the Fete around the exterior of the church. Given that the church was in a very public area of sightseeing interest, that was a big “Wow!” from me. As it was a lovely sunny day when we visited, coffee after the service was served outside. All in all, our visit was part of a lovely holiday and full of coincidences. The images of St Alban’s in this article are by Mstyslav Chernov & are reproduced under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence.


Joyce’s Jottings from the Ilkeston Library archives for …. …. NOVEMBER 1970 In November, 1970, the Vicar, The Revd. Canon Arthur Robertson, who was by then Rural Dean, made headline news in the Ilkeston Advertiser - “Public Misled on Vicars' Pay!”. He accused the Church of England Commissioners of “bungling” two separate announcements on clergy pay. The first stated that, from April 1971, sufficient funds would be made available to increase clergy stipends by up to 4%. A separate announcement said that no Vicar or Rector, except in special circumstances, should receive an income of below £l,500 - £l,700 a year, a goodly sum in those days. Canon Robertson argued that neither were quite accurate, and read together would give the public the impression that clergy were wealthier than they actually were. 4% would by no means raise salaries to the levels quoted. Stipends varied from parish to parish, and in some cases a 50% increase would be required to bring many of them to that level. Canon Robertson feared that as a result of these two notices, the public would expect their Vicar or Rector earning over £1.500 p.a. to dig deep into his own pocket to help raise funds at bazaars, jumble sales and the like. The reality was, three out of four clergy were paid less than £28 15s. 0d. (£28.75) a week. While their house came free, on average they paid out £4 a week for postage, stationery, telephone calls and other sundry items. To top it all, the Commissioners said that funding for these additional costs and the topping up of very low stipends, should really be found by the church members; it was suggested an extra £3,500,000 should be found by them across the country. Sadly, there is no follow up article. 14

Joyce’s Jottings from the Ilkeston Library archives for …. …. NOVEMBER 1971 Remembrance Sunday in November, 1971, was a particularly special occasion. In addition to the normal solemn memories of Ilkeston's fallen soldiers, a new lighting system recently installed in St. Mary's was dedicated at the evening service. An oak plaque in the Choir Vestry commemorated the names of former members of the Church whose relatives had contributed towards the cost of the lighting. In addition, appropriately on Remembrance Sunday, the War Memorial formerly in St. Bartholomew's Church, Hallam Fields, was dedicated in its new position in the Chapel of Unity in St. Mary's, by Canon Arthur Robertson. The Memorial is in the form of oak panelling and an Altar, with names of St. Bartholomew's fallen inscribed on the panels, together with a reminder that the people of Hallam Fields gave the altar and panels to St. Mary's.


The Cantelupe Centre Roof Appeal Finally, after a last minute hitch, which entailed us switching roofing companies, the builders are due to start work on the roof! The appeal has raised £53,000 so far - £28,000 which we raised ourselves and match funding of £25,000 from Derbyshire County Council, for which we are extremely grateful. This has enabled us to have the external roofing work done this year, when we originally thought it would be at least another year away.

We still need your support though both actively and prayerfully. Once the external work is completed we will still need to raise a further £10,000 to have all the internal ceilings done and the lighting replaced with LED lights. So …. Any help you can give, either financially by donations, by supporting our fundraising events, by acquiring things suitable for raffles, tombolas etc., or, as I mentioned, by praying for the appeal and those who are trying to keep the momentum up! Thank you for all previous support received. It has been a tremendous achievement so far - we just need to go that extra mile.

There always does seem to be an extra mile doesn’t there? 16

Friday Evening 1st December

Ilkeston Town Centre Christmas Lights Switch-On The Cantelupe Centre will be open from 6.00 pm Serving REFRESHMENTS And running STALLS & GAMES Please come along and support the Centre as we continue to raise funds for our Roof Appeal. Thank You So Much!

Advance Notice for December 3rd - Advent Carol Service at 6.00 pm Revd Canon Dr Simon Taylor from Derby Cathedral to preach 9th - Christmas Music and Carol Concert at 2.00 pm 17th - Christingle Service at 4.00 pm

The Christingles will be prepared after the 10am service.

23rd - Carol Service at 2.00 pm (Saturday)

24th - Christmas Eve

Midnight Mass at 11.30 pm

25th - Christmas Day

10.00 am - Informal Service of Holy Communion with Carols

(NB there will be no 8.00 am Service on Christmas Day)



Forget-Me-Not by Derek Wheatley

If you ever go to Flanders Where fields of poppies grow, And gaze upon the headstones Aligned up in a row, Remember there's a soldier In every little plot. They lie there for a reason, They gave us all they'd got. They were fighting for our freedom That we might live in peace. They were fighting for our freedom In hope that wars might cease. For when you see those poppies, They'll make you very sad, Each represents a soldier Who gave up all he had. Now he can't walk in England Down any country lane, Or smell the fields and hedgerows Washed clean by summer rain, Nor see the flowers in springtime When gardens they all fill, Or taste the fruits of autumn, Or feel the winter's chill.

He hopes you will remember, He paid the total price, That we might live and prosper, Don't waste his sacrifice. All he asks each November, It doesn't cost a lot, To wear with pride your poppy, And please "Forget-Me-Not". 19

Crossword Puzzle Down


1 He betrayed Jesus (Matthew 27:3) (5) 2 Paul’s assurance to the Philippian jailer: ‘Don’t — yourself! We are all here!’ (Acts 16:28) (4) 3 ‘Fear God and keep his commandments, for this — the whole — of man’ (Ecclesiastes 12:13) (2,4) 4 The sort of giver God loves (2 Corinthians 9:7) (8) 5 Sun rail (anag.) (7) 6 Naboth, the ill-fated vineyard owner, was one (1 Kings 21:1) (10) 9 Paul said of young widows, ‘When their sensual desires overcome their — to Christ, they want to marry’ (1 Timothy 5:11) (10) 12 This was how Joseph of Arimathea practised his discipleship ‘because he feared the Jews’ (John 19:38) (8) 14 Mop ruse (anag.) (7) 16 Foment (Philippians 1:17) (4,2) 19 Where Joseph and Mary escaped to with the baby Jesus (Matthew 2:14) (5) 20 See 18 Across

1 He was replaced as king of Judah by his uncle Mattaniah (2 Kings 24:17) (10) 7 ‘Let us fix our eyes on Jesus... who for the joy set before him — the cross’ (Hebrews 12:2) (7) 8 Relieved (5) 10 Impetuous (Acts 19:36) (4) 11 Surprised and alarmed (Luke 24:37) (8) 13 ‘It is — for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for the rich to enter the kingdom of God’ (Mark 10:25) (6) 15 Directions for the conduct of a church service (6) 17 One of the acts of the sinful nature (Galatians 5:19) (8) 18 and 20 Down ‘She began to wet his — with her tears. Then she wiped them with her — ’ (Luke 7:38) (4,4) 21 ‘We will all be changed, in a flash, in the twinkling of an — , — the last trumpet’ (1 Corinthians 15:51–52) (3,2) 22 ‘But he replied, “Lord, I am — — go with you to prison and to death”’ (Luke 22:33) (5,2) 23 Third person of the Trinity (2 Corinthians 13:14) (4,6)


Solution on page 28

Harvest Festival


The church was beautifully decorated by Sue Attenborough and her team of willing helpers for the Harvest Festival and included artwork by children at Chaucer Infants School. Donated produce was sent to Ilkeston Food Bank and £90 raised at a “Bring & Share” lunch was sent to the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal.

A Day (or Two) in Liverpool By Sheila Spencer Liverpool is perhaps my favourite city. It is compact, friendly and has an interesting history. The architecture is amazing. You only have to walk around to see wonderful Georgian terraces, elaborate stone friezes and multiple columns. There are important works of art in the art gallery and several museums which are mostly free. There is however a sense of guilt when you realise that the vast amount of wealth of the city is due to the slave trade. Liverpool took over from Bristol to exploit the cotton imports and export of finished goods sent to Africa. The transportation of slaves from Africa to the Caribbean completed the trade triangle.

Georges Pierhead, Liverpool

Along the river edge the docks have been renovated and used as housing or businesses. Here is situated the Museum of Liverpool Life in a very modern building. A trip on the multi-coloured ferry is essential. The two Liver Birds stand on top of the insurance building. One it is said looking to the sea for a lover to return and the other looking inland to see if the pubs are open!! 22

The Metropolitan Cathedral is a truly amazing building which is 50 years old this year. The original design is breathtaking both inside and out. The stain glass windows spread light throughout the area and reminds me a little of Coventry Cathedral. The walk down Hope Street leads you to the Anglican Cathedral which is in a Gothic style. Half way down the street is a poignant statue of the Rev David Sheppard meeting the Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool, Derek Worlock representing the cooperation of the two branches of Christianity.

Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral

Getting to the city is easy by train from Ilkeston but you will have to change at Chesterfield. One day is not really enough but you can return again and again.

Erewash In Bloom The Friends of St Mary’s Churchyard are pleased to have been awarded third prize in their category for the area around the church in this year’s “Erewash in Bloom” competition. Congratulations to all the volunteers for their hard work and dedication.

Hymns for Senior Citizens Immortal, invisible…. I know my glasses are here somewhere. And did those feet . . . ever manage to walk more than a mile? I danced in the morning . . . but I couldn’t do it now. Morning has broken … but it wasn’t me who dropped it this time. One more step along the world I go... actually, that’s probably all I can manage. 23


Last month we included a letter from the elderly Anglo-Catholic vicar, Eustace, from the Rectory in the parish of St James-the-Least to his nephew Darren, a low-church curate recently ordained. Here’s his latest epistle. Did St Paul text the Thessalonians? Or What’sApp the Corinthians? My dear Nephew Darren No, I do not think it would be a good idea for us to correspond by your wretched ‘e-mail’ in future – as I am sure you know I do not possess an email apparatus. At St. James the Least, we may well be poised to make the great leap forward into the next century, but when we do so, we shall leap forward into the nineteenth; it will be enough for future generations to give consideration to progression towards the twentieth. Beyond that does not bear speculation. Pen and ink has been the medium of choice for generations of clergy, as they should be for you too. St. Paul, may I remind you, did not send a What’sApp to the Corinthians - and was even proud to mention that part of his letter was written by his own hand. And while I am on the subject, it would greatly please me if you stopped using ball-point pens; they may be suitable for tradesmen, but not for a Clerk in Holy Orders. Do get yourself a good fountain pen and some permanent blue-black ink. Beware of parishioners who write to you in green ink; it is a sure sign they are unbalanced. Modern technology may well have a place in the commercial world, but it should not impinge on the life of the Church. Your photocopied monthly magazine admittedly looks rather grand, but it needs a smudged, cyclostyled edition to reassure readers that this is a truly Anglican production. The sight of Miss Pemberton thumping out those stencils on her grandfather’s typewriter, which he used during the Crimean campaign, running off the copies and emerging hours later liberally covered in black ink gives a reassuring sense of continuity with the past. Seeing her days later at church, still stained with printers’ ink, makes those parishioners who don’t know the real reason, speculate on whether she is moonlighting as a chimney sweep. When Jesus taught His disciples, did He have to wait until they could record Him on their smartphones? When He told them where they were to go, did they get out their electronic diaries to see if they had a ‘window’ that day? Or google ‘maps’ to make sure He knew the quickest way there? When St. Paul wanted to check on the well-being of the Thessalonians, did he think of texting them? I rest my case. Your loving uncle, Eustace 25



Crossword Puzzle Solution From page 21. ACROSS: 1, Jehoiachin. 7, Endured. 8, Eased. 10, Rash. 11, Startled. 13, Easier. 15, Rubric. 17, Impurity. 18, Feet. 21, Eye at. 22, Ready to. 23, Holy Spirit. DOWN: 1, Judas. 2, Harm. 3, Is duty. 4, Cheerful. 5, Insular. 6, Jezreelite. 9, Dedication. 12, Secretly. 14, Supremo. 16, Stir up. 19. Egypt. 20, Hair


Prayer To Remind Us To Remember By Daphne Kitching Lord, At this remembrance time, we remember those who gave their lives in the service and protection of their country, whether many years ago, or in more recent conflicts. We thank you for them and pray for those who loved them. The death of a loved one, whatever the cause, changes our lives forever and we walk an unchosen path. There are wonderful memories, times to be thankful, but nothing takes away the pain and empty space every day. Thank you, Lord, for understanding our loss. Thank you that when we cry, we know that you cried first, when your friend died. It’s all right to cry. It’s all right to pour out our pain to you, as we remember… And Lord, we remember most of all your death on the cross. We thank you that in this remembering we have hope and meaning and confidence because you rose again; you overcame death. If we put our trust in you we shall live with you forever. Lord at our saddest times, help us to remember your victory and the bigger picture! In Jesus name, Amen.


Rotas for November Please swap with someone if you are unable to make any of these dates. Thank you.

Sunday Service at 10am Date Reader



Nov 5th Nov 12th Nov 19th Nov 26th

A. Swarbrick Janet Reeve Mary Hawkins Ceril Little

Sandra Neep Janet Reeve & Margaret Turner Sharon Topping and S. Attenborough Mary Hawkins & Mary Morton

Hilary Pearce Roger Lloyd Janet Reeve Ceril Little

Sunday Sides Persons Rota Date 8am


Nov 5th Nov 12th Nov 19th Nov 26th

David Bamford Mary Hawkins Val Rennie Sue Bell

Frank Pinder B Spibey Grace Henshaw Peter Brown

Tuesday - Mother and Toddler Drinks & Snacks Date Nov 7th Nov 14th Nov 21st Nov 28th

Andrea Swarbrick Sylvia Puxty Betty Murphy Joyce Rich

Wednesday Service at 9.30am Date Reader


Nov 1st Nov 8th Nov 15th Nov 22nd Nov 29th

Janet Reeve & Pauline Hyde Sue Attenborough & Margaret Turner Sue & John Bell Janet Reeve & Pauline Hyde Sue Attenborough & Margaret Turner

Margaret Turner John Bell Patricia McHale John Puxty Anne Smith

Saturday Coffee Bar Date Nov 4th Nov 11th Nov 18th Nov 25th

Mary Hawkins, Sandra Newton, Garth Newton Sue Bell, John Bell, Margaret Turner Sue Attenborough, James New Sheila Spencer, Helen Crisp, Val Rennie


St Mary’s Church, Ilkeston Who’s Who


Interim Priest In Charge: Revd. Carole Lloyd - Tel: 930 8316 1 Ascot Close West Hallam Ilkeston DE7 6LB

Sunday 8.00am -Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

Reader: Andrea Swarbrick - Tel: 932 6523 7 Drummond Rd, Ilkeston email: Reader & Churchwarden: John Puxty - Tel: 930 1601 32 Summerfield Way, Shipley View email: Churchwarden: Peter Hodson - Tel: 932 2974 Verger: Sue Attenborough - Tel: 930 4140 Cantelupe Centre: James New - Tel: 932 1329 Website: Contact Magazine: Editorial Team

10.00am - Main Service Followed by Coffee and Fellowship

First Sunday of the Month J.C. Club and Creche Wednesday 9.30am 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 Friends of St Mary’s Churchyard 10am - Working Party (Mar-Oct)

Uniformed Groups Rainbows Contact: Candy – 0115 932 8244

Brownies Contact: Brown Owl Lynne Cresswell – 0115 877 1592

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