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. 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.
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Thursdays at 9.30am – Eucharist (except 28 December)
9.00am – Livestream Reflection and Prayer via Facebook Bakewell All Saints.
Available to view later in the day here on the website : Online Worship
10.30am – Parish Eucharist on 1st, 3rd & 4th Sundays Parish Mission Praise Service led by the Worship Team on 2nd Sundays (except: 24 December, 10.00am Benefice Eucharist 31 December, 10.00am Benefice Eucharist at Rowsley St Katherine)
6.00pm – Evensong on 1st & 3rd Sundays
Fridays 9.00-9.30am there is a small informal prayer group in the Chancel. All welcome
All Saints Wednesday Women’s Home Group. Please contact Jane Proctor 01629 258911 for Zoom details
December at All Saints
Sunday 3rd – 6.00pm Advent Carol Service
Thursday 7th – 7.00pm Christmas Tree Festival opening service (for full details of the Christmas Tree Festival see the page in ‘Activities’)
Sunday 17th – 6.00pm Carol Service and closing of the Christmas Tree Festival
Sunday 24th – 10.00am Benefice Eucharist; 4.00pm Crib Service; 11.30pm Midnight Mass
Monday 25th – 10.30am Christmas Day
Tuesday 26th – 9.00am St Stephen
Sunday 31st – 10.00am Benefice Eucharist at Rowsley St Katherine
Art Club Every Tuesday 10.00am to 12.00am in the Newark. All levels of talent welcome, assistance provided! Please bring your own equipment. Sociable and friendly, so come along and be creative! Only £2:50 a session.
Art Club will take a short break during the Christmas tree festival and will restart in the second week of the New Year.
All Saints church proposed re-ordering As part of a consultation to explain why the proposal and to elicit comment, please find the leaflet here: Re-Ordering.pdf
Church walking group meets at church – First Thursday of the month. New walkers welcome – contact Rick & Kath Naylor on 812457 for details.
Living in Love and Faith is a Church of England initiative to encourage engagement across the whole church with Christian teaching about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage – with resources designed to encourage and enable engagement and learning in a variety of settings. This church-wide learning together, listening to one another, and listening to God is part of discerning a way forward for the Church of England in relation questions about blessing same sex couples and requests to offer the Sacrament of Marriage. The Church of England is keenly aware that issues of gender and sexuality are intrinsic to people’s experience; their sense of identity; their lives and the loving relationships that shape and sustain them. We also know that the life and mission of the Church are affected by the deep, and sometimes painful, disagreements which have been debated and discussed on many occasions over the years. The Church wants to understand what it means to follow Christ in love and faith given the questions about human identity and the variety of patterns of relationship emerging in our society, including marriage, civil partnership, cohabitation, celibacy and friendship. The LLF resources explore these matters by studying what the Bible, theology, history and the social and biological sciences have to say, and by telling the real-life stories of followers of Christ with diverse experiences and convictions. Do look at the website www.churchofengland.org/ resources/living-love-and-faith for further information and resources.
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%.
OR – click on the link below for an easy, secure way to make a donation:-
ORGAN APPEAL – TO READ ABOUT ALL SAINTS ORGAN APPEAL, CLICK HERE: ALL SAINTS ORGAN APPEAL.pdf
BAKEWELL PARISH CHURCH 100 CLUB – CURRENTLY RAISING MONEY FOR THE ORGAN RESTORATION
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3 December First Sunday of Advent
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
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.
Gospel Reading Mark 13.24-37
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.’
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.
10 December Second Sunday of Advent
O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power
and come among us,
and with great might succour us;
that whereas, through our sins and wickedness
we are grievously hindered
in running the race that is set before us,
your bountiful grace and mercy
may speedily help and deliver us;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,
be honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
First Reading Isaiah 40.1-11
Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins. A voice cries out: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. Then the glory of the LORD shall be revealed and all people shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.’ A voice says, ‘Cry out!’ And I said, ‘What shall I cry?’
All people are grass, their constancy is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of the LORD blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand for ever. Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings, lift it up, do not fear; say to the cities of Judah,
‘Here is your God!’ See, the Lord GOD comes with might, and his arm rules for him; his reward is with him,
and his recompense before him. He will feed his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms, and carry them in his bosom, and gently lead the mother sheep.
Second Reading Mark 1.1-8
The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,
‘See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight”’,
John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, ‘The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.’
Prayer after Communion
Father in heaven, who sent your Son to redeem the world and will send him again to be our judge:
give us grace so to imitate him in the humility and purity of his first coming that, when he comes again,
we may be ready to greet him with joyful love and firm faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Please remember in your prayers:
The Community: For all who live or work locally
The Sick: Roy Sherratt, David Glencross, Andrea Banks, Dona North, Rebecca Dyson-Reid, John Barmforth, Rita Foxlow, Leonard Twigg
The Departed: Luke Stones
If you would like anyone to be prayed for, please contact Canon Tony with their name(s) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.