Bakewell Parish Church is part of the Church of England and the Diocese of Derby, located in a beautiful market town in the heart of the Peak District. You can find opening times and how to find us here. Our church is dedicated to All Saints, and so as we gather together to worship and to serve our community, we are seeking to become God's holy people in the world. We offer refreshment and teaching to all who are trying to follow the way of Jesus Christ with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Our services include a variety of styles, from the traditional to the not-so-traditional. Children are especially welcome at Fusion and Tots & Teds. We are continuing to develop ways to serve our local community better. You can find out more about our faith, our history and all our activities on this site. Whether you join us at one of our forthcoming services or our other events, we look forward to welcoming you.
All Services are currently suspended
The next online service will be Advent Sunday 29 November on Facebook Bakewell All Saints at 10.30am
Download the Order of Service here: Order of Service 29 November 2020 Advent Sunday pdf.pdf
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Offering Light and Hope at Christmas
Despite the current pandemic, All Saints is going to hold another Christmas Tree Festival (the 12th) from 10 to 20 December. Social distancing policies dictate that this year’s festival will be on a much smaller scale than in previous years and evening events will not be possible, but there will be about 30 trees exhibited in church, each lovingly decorated to celebrate aspects of the local community.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9.30am - 4pm
Thursday 10th: 9.30am - 4pm
Thursday 17th: 9.30am - 6.30pm
Sunday: 12noon - 4pm.
Trees will be in church until Saturday 2nd January.
Public access will be subject to the Government guidelines of the day, so that it would be advisable to check on the church website homepage before planning a visit.
This year’s festival will be smaller and it will be different, but it will still be magical and it is hoped that it will lift spirits and bring some light and love into the darkness we are all currently experiencing.
During this difficult time of the coronavirus pandemic, while churches are closed, funds are still necessary to maintain the church buildings. Bakewell Parish Church does not receive funds from any other sources except donations. These are the ways you can donate towards the work and ministry of Bakewell Parish Church:-
You can transfer any amount to the account All Saints: Bakewell PCC, account no. 80656048, sort code 60-01-33, (Reference: your name).
Or post a cheque (payable to: Bakewell Parish Church PCC) to Revd Canon Tony Kaunhoven, The Vicarage, South Church Street, Bakewell DE45 1FD.
If you are a taxpayer please indicate this and your name and address when you make your donation. This allows the church to re-claim the tax that you have paid on your donation and will increase your donation by 25%.
Daily Hope – 0800 804 8044 The free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers
The Archbishop of Canterbury has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to
bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed. This is
particularly aimed at the more than 3 million people (many over the age of 75yrs) who do not have
regular access to internet services.
Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church
of England at the end of a telephone line – 24 hours a day.
Please pass this information on to anyone who may benefit.
The online service videos are available to view on this website on the 'Worship' section 'Coming Services', use the link here: Coming Services
Services in Church are now suspended following the Government announcement on 31 October.
Every Sunday morning at 9.45am - Livestream Reflection and Prayer via Facebook Bakewell All Saints. Then uploaded to this website by 12pm - Coming Services
All Saints is open every day 9am - 4pm for individual private prayer.
Every Wednesday morning All Saints Wednesday Women’s Home Group. Please contact Jane Proctor 01629 258911 for Zoom details
Advent Sunday 29 November 2020
give us grace to cast away the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen
First Reading: Isaiah 64.1-9
A reading from the Prophet Isaiah
O that you would tear open the heavens and come down,
so that the mountains would quake at your presence –
as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil –
to make your name known to your adversaries,
so that the nations might tremble at your presence!
When you did awesome deeds that we did not expect,
you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.
From ages past no one has heard,
no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you,
who works for those who wait for him.
You meet those who gladly do right,
those who remember you in your ways.
But you were angry, and we sinned;
because you hid yourself we transgressed.
We have all become like one who is unclean,
and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy cloth.
We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
There is no one who calls on your name, or attempts to take hold of you;
for you have hidden your face from us, and have delivered us into the hand of our iniquity.
Yet, O LORD, you are our Father;
we are the clay, and you are our potter;
we are all the work of your hand.
Do not be exceedingly angry, O LORD,
and do not remember iniquity for ever.
Now consider, we are all your people.
This is the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Gospel Reading: Mark 13.24-37
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia (sung)
Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,
and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark
Glory to you, O Lord.
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘In those days, after that suffering,
the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light,
and the stars will be falling from heaven,
and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
Then they will see “the Son of Man coming in clouds” with great power and glory.
Then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the
ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
‘From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates.
Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
‘But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch.
Therefore, keep awake – for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly.
And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.’
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. (sung)
Prayer after Communion
O Lord our God,
make us watchful and keep us faithful
as we await the coming of your Son our Lord;
that, when he shall appear,
he may not find us sleeping in sin
but active in his service
and joyful in his praise;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Please remember in your prayers:
The Community: For all who live or work locally
The Sick: John Stamp, David Warrington, Mary Lees, Rita Bonsall, Olga Truscott, Alex, Nicholas, Malcolm, Linda’s brother, Eileen Gibbs, Bill Bryant.
Thy Kingdom Come pledge:- Please pray for five of your family, friends and neighbours to know the presence of God’s Love in their lives.
For access to the Emergency Prayer Chain or to activate the Pastoral Care Team
please contact Revd Brenda Jackson – 01629 813143 / 07340 506749
Protocols for the Benefice during the current Covid 19 Crisis
The work of the Church
The Government Guidelines for the lifting of lockdown now allow the opening of Churches following strict guidelines of social distancing and hygiene control in order to keep people safe.
Prayer is the primary work of the church, and whilst we cannot offer it in a church setting in the same way as we could in the past, and it may take longer for you to feel confident entering a church building, please do continue to use the online resources for prayer. Resources to help you interact with Morning and Evening Prayer can be found on the Church of England website at: www.churchofengland.org Look up Coronavirus Liturgy and Prayer Resources.
Please pray daily (or more often!) for our five churches and parishes, those in need and those caring for them. Whilst we are still assessing when some of our Benefice Churches are able to re-open, it is so important that we feel drawn together in the prayers we can offer. It doesn’t matter if you don’t feel articulate in praying or what particular style you may have- prayer unites, reassures, comforts, strengthens and offers our thoughts and intentions to God who is there in our midst.
The clergy will be say in their respective homes every day at 9 am and 4 pm their prayers centred around the Daily Office. Why not try at one of those times to offer your prayer, thoughts and feelings to God and know that we are held together in love and unity?
The latest Government Guidelines now permit funerals to take place in a church building that has permission to offer public worship. There are restrictions of numbers attending based on social distancing and the numbers of people that can be accommodated within a specific building. Clergy will be able to advise on such numbers for each church. There are also restrictions on some aspects of the service, e.g. not being able to sing hymns.
Where funerals during the pandemic were unable to take place in a church and restrictions on numbers of people attending, we are encouraging, in time, families to consider holding a larger memorial thanksgiving service in church, possibly in the autumn when we hope there may be a further lifting of restrictions.
Please now go to the 'Life Events' then 'Funerals' page on this website for further information and resources, or use the link here: Funerals
The latest Government Guidelines now permit weddings to take place in a church building that has permission to offer public worship. There are restrictions on the number of people being able to attend (30 maximum, depending on the size of the church building and social distancing numbers). You will not be able to sing hymns and the recommendation is that services are shorter. The parish clergy will be very happy to talk through the regulations and help you to plan your ceremony if you choose to get married whilst the guidelines are in place.
The Clergy Team, under the coordination of Revd Brenda Jackson, are continuing to maintain contact with members of the church community within the benefice who have given their permission for this to happen under GDPR.
The Clergy Team will coordinate the phoning of people weekly, moving to fortnightly for those who are coping, and escalating to a central place for people who need extra telephone care. A central list of names, emails and telephone numbers will be kept on the Church’s GDPR-compliant database. Instructions on how to access this database will be sent out to all wardens and pastoral team volunteers asap.
Nobody will be doing the official contacting of people without the endorsement of Revd Brenda and those being contacted will have the opportunity to opt out under the GDPR guidelines.
Our only form of communication will be by phone and possibly by email by the clergy.
Although naturally our church finances are the last thing on our minds, we need to remember that although there is no public worship our giving needs to continue if we are to continue the work of the church. Although running expenses will diminish, there are still overheads we have to cover: The Diocesan Common Fund; the covering of essential working expenses; paying utility bills, insurance etc. It would be dreadful if we felt we had to cut our costs in order to keep a healthy bank balance.
Please do not lose hope. Find ways to remain positive. In loving and caring for your neighbour and those who are doing the caring, remember to love yourself.
In these unprecedented times, as we learn how to sing the Lord’s song in this strange land, I pray you know His peace
Lord Jesus Christ,
you taught us to love our neighbour,
and to care for those in need
as if we were caring for you.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength
to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick,
and to assure the isolated
of our love, and your love,
for your name’s sake. Amen.
God of compassion,
be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
News from the Buxton Food Bank:
Will the need for foodbanks increase?
More people will lose jobs and need to claim benefits. They have to wait for at least five weeks for their first payment. They can take out a loan during those five weeks but this gets deducted from their next 11 monthly payments. Many High Peak businesses will be affected because the crisis is expected to hit the tourism market particularly hard. The government is supporting businesses to keep people in work, but we have not heard of additional plans to support people who lose jobs and need to claim benefits, especially self-employed people.
When children who get free school meals are off school, their family will have extra expenses.
How do people access High Peak Foodbank?
Please ring 07811 684299 to contact the Foodbank.
To receive a food parcel, clients must have no money or food and be taking steps to resolve their situation. Self-isolation alone is not a reason to need the foodbank.
What can I do?
There are several things you can do to help:
ï Donate online at highpeakfoodbank.co.uk to help us cover core costs to help meet the emergency needs of some of the most vulnerable in our communities.
ï At some point we may ask for increased food donations. Please be prepared to donate if you can.
You can donate food items in the Co-op supermarket, Methodist and Anglican Churches in Bakewell, and Bakewell Library.
At the moment we need: UHT milk, tinned meat, pasta sauce and plastic bags.
Donate online at www.highpeakfoodbank.co.uk or post cheques made payable to High Peak Foodbank to URC, Hardwick Square East, Buxton SK17 6PT.
SAFEGUARDING link https://derby.anglican.org/en/safeguarding.html
As part of the process of rooting out and dealing with all cases of abuse, past and present in the C of E, the Church is undertaking a review, Past Cases Review 2, into all records and reports held by Parishes, to make sure that all cases have been properly dealt with. For some churches this will be a longer process than for others.
Individual survivors who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process in the Derby Diocese or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse are encouraged to make direct contact with the Safeguarding Team 01332 388678.
However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated national helpline - 0800 80 20 20 - operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, was set up in September 2019 and remains available.
Survivors and victims can use the helpline to provide information or to raise concerns regarding abuse within the Church of England context; whether they are reporting issues relating to children, adults or seeking to whistle blow about poor safeguarding practice.
Survivors were not invited to contribute to the 2007-2009 PCR and the Church has wanted to ensure a different, trauma informed approach is taken by PCR2. Listening to survivor voices has helped to shape how this review will be conducted.
We hope that this will be part of ensuring that the Church is a safe environment for all.
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