Bakewell Church is open Monday - Saturday between 9:00 and 16:00 (Winter) /17:00 (spring and summer) and until 18:00 Sunday.
Details of services coming up at Bakewell Church can be found here. Details of services in the other four churches of the benefice can be found here.
The Main Sunday morning service is at 11.00am. This service is usually Holy Communion, with a sung musical setting, hymns and a sermon, and is normally just over an hour in length.
The First Sunday in the month at 8.00am is early morning Holy Communion and uses traditional language. There is a sermon but no hymns, and the service takes about 45 minutes.
The Third Sunday in the month at 11.00am is 'Fusion' A more contemporary, user-friendly, act of worship using a screen that enables us to think and reflect on a theme as we offer our worship to God. The service will sometimes include the opportunity to receive Holy Communion. Fusion usually lasts between 45minutes - one hour.
The Gathering happens on the Fourth Sunday of the month at 5.00pm and is a short time of modern worship with readings, talk, songs and prayers. It is an open space for all to come and meet with God in an informal setting. The Gathering is taking a break for the time being, watch this space for further information.
The Sunday Evensong at 6.00pm is led by the choir and uses traditional language. There are hymns and a sermon, and the service lasts just under an hour.
The church choir leads the music in worship at the 11.00am and 6.00pm Sunday services, as well as other occasions throughout the year.
Pictured is the Church Choir joining singers from the Catholic and Methodist churches to sing carols at the Bakewell 2015 Christmas Market.
Choir practice is at 7.45pm on Thursday evenings in the choir vestry.
New members are always welcome and there is no audition.
There is a mid-week service of Holy Communion every Thursday at 9.30am, which lasts about 30 minutes.
Morning Prayer is usually said at 9.00am, Monday to Thursday and Saturday.
Other special services may change this pattern from time to time, especially during the period around Christmas and Easter. Check here for details of Christmas and Easter services!
Dawn and dusk, every day.
Taking attention beyond words - deep, comtemplative prayer, also known as Meditation or Prayer of the Heart, has long proved an effective way to that spiritual wholeness, which fulfils the deficiencies of life without.
In the world but not of it - by practice transcending talk and thought, Spirit is found to be constantly present - the pure perfection from which all proceeds.
Meditation's low profile relates to Mary, who simply held direction while Martha lost herself in worldly cares (Lk.10,38-42).
Interest / participation is always welcome.
Details from John Butler (01629 814385) whose several books on the subject are available on the card / donations stand, with further information on his website: www.spiritualunfoldment.co.uk
Let all things their Creator bless,St Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)
and worship him in humbleness,
O praise him, alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
and praise the Spirit, three in One:
O praise him, O praise him,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!