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.
Usual service patterns are suspended owing to the Covid pandemic, however, please see below the red section below for up to date details of current services.
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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.
Sunday Services in Church have now resumed but there are changes to the worship pattern:-
9.45am - Livestream Reflection and Prayer via Facebook Bakewell All Saints. Available to view later in the day here on the website : Coming Services
10.30am - Benefice Eucharist at All Saints (also available to view as above)
For services in Bakewell All Saints church:-
Please can you arrive no earlier than 10.20 for the 10.30 service as Canon Tony will be broadcasting the live online service from church between 9.45 and 10.20.
To ensure that social distancing can be maintained as people gather the sides-people may ask you to wait outside or in the porch.
Please use the hand sanitiser in the porch before coming into church
There will be no collection made during the service, but offerings can be left on the collection plate which you will find at the bottom of the south door steps.
To avoid congestion please go directly to one of the designated pews. In order to maintain the national Church rules about social distancing you may have to sit in a different pew! We have been busy with the tape measure to ensure that the designated spaces are 2 metres apart. Only 2 people can be accommodated on each pew - the places are marked by a pew sheet. If you are the first to sit in the pew please choose the seat at the far end of the pew so that no one has to squeeze past you to get to their place.
The door through the vestry will also be available if easier access is needed. If you plan to use the vestry door please sit on that side of the church.
For reasons of safety no books can be used, the words for service will be on the screen.
During Communion the sides-people will ensure that social distancing is maintained. You will be asked to move down the main aisle towards the altar as usual and then use the side aisles to get back to your seat. There are 4 kneelers around the altar, these are just to mark where you can stand to receive communion (kneeling is not currently allowed).
A one-way system is in place. At the end of the service please move down towards the nave altar and go out through the Newark door. We are not allowed to serve refreshments at the moment and national guidelines discourage us from lingering in the building.
The church toilets will be open. Please be good enough to wipe the toilet seat and taps after use with the wipes provided.
All Saints is open every day for individual private prayer: Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm.
Apart from a Said Eucharist at Noon on Ash Wednesday (17th February) there will be no further mid week Eucharists until Holy Week (w/c 28th March)
Stations of the Cross
4pm on Wednesdays during Lent
starting 24th February
Every Wednesday morning All Saints Wednesday Women’s Home Group. Please contact Jane Proctor 01629 258911 for Zoom details
Wednesday 24 February St. Matthias the Apostle
who in the place of the traitor Judas
chose your faithful servant Matthias
to be of the number of the Twelve:
preserve your Church from false apostles
and, by the ministry of faithful pastors and teachers,
keep us steadfast in your truth;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
First Reading: Acts 1.15-26
In those days Peter stood up among the believers (together the crowd numbered about one
hundred and twenty people) and said, ‘Friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy
Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus
– for he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.’ (Now this man
acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness; and falling headlong, he burst open in the
middle and all his bowels gushed out. This became known to all the residents of Jerusalem, so
that the field was called in their language Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) ‘For it is written in
the book of Psalms,
“Let his homestead become desolate, and let there be no one to live in it!”;
and “Let another take his position of overseer.”
So one of the men who have accompanied us throughout the time that the Lord Jesus went in and
out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us –
one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection.’ So they proposed two, Joseph
called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias. Then they prayed and said,
‘Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen to take the
place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.’ And
they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.
Gospel Reading: John 15.9-17
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If
you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s
commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in
you, and that your joy may be complete.
‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love
than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command
you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is
doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have
heard from my Father. You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and
bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. I am
giving you these commands so that you may love one another.’
Prayer after Communion
Almighty God, who on the day of Pentecost sent your Holy Spirit to the apostles
with the wind from heaven and in tongues of flame,
filling them with joy and boldness to preach the gospel:
by the power of the same Spirit strengthen us to witness to your truth
and to draw everyone to the fire of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Please remember in your prayers:
The Community: For all who live or work locally
The Sick: Linda’s brother, Bill Bryant, Roy Sherratt, Simon, Mary Bucan, Catherine, Tony James, George Foxlow.
The Departed: Robert Mulvey, Rosemary Hopton, Doreen Jones, Bernard Hiorns, Nicholas Turner, Pamela Ann Birds, Michael Clay
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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