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 changed 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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Thursdays at 9.30am – Eucharist
9.00am – Livestream Reflection and Prayer via Facebook Bakewell All Saints.
Available to view later in the day here on the website : Coming Services
10.30am – Parish Eucharist at All Saints (EXCEPT 29 May 10.00am Benefice Eucharist at Ashford in the Water Holy Trinity)
6.00pm – Evensong on 1st & 3rd Sundays (EXCEPT in May: 1st & 4th Sundays)
Confirmation and Eucharist on Sunday 8 May at 5.00pm
Regarding Covid, at All Saints, we would still encourage you to sanitise your hands as you enter church. We would recommend that you wear a face covering when you move around the church building if you feel that this is the right thing for you.
For Services we have adopted a Traffic Light System. RED AREA PEWS are where social distancing of two metres is observed and mask wearing during Services (your service books will be the pew already). AMBER AREA PEWS are where there is no social distancing and mask wearing is voluntary. The Sharing of the Peace would not be by touch with another person. You will collect your service books as you enter church. It is possible to collect a card on entry that says you would prefer that somebody does not sit next to you. GREEN AREA PEWS are where there is no distancing, mask wearing and people are happy to share the peace by touch. These areas are clearly marked and we ask that you respect each of the sections once you have chosen your area.
During the distribution of Holy Communion the Sidespeople will guide you. You have a choice as to whether you wish to wear a mask or not as you move. There is an option, if you wanted to, to receive the consecrated wine by intincting (dipping the tip of the consecrated host into the chalice, whilst not touching the wine with your finger). If you wish to receive in one kind, then please feel under no pressure to not do so and simply return to your seat after receiving the host.
Refreshments – These are served after the service in the Newark and all are welcome.
Leaving Church– please leave church by whichever door you would prefer, remembering there is a back door for entry and exit which has no steps.
The church toilets are open and we ask you to wipe the seat after use.
Church is open daily for visitors and prayer: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms- we are delighted that we can once again welcome parties of any number according to the capacity of the church building (which is 200+ for All Saints) and the Parish Clergy will be able to advise you on this. The wearing of face coverings is optional and we would ask those arranging Services to be mindful during the next two or three months of vulnerable or anxious guests and to be prepared to ensure that their anxieties are met through arranging seating and reassuring them that they can wear masks and be seated away from other people if necessary.
Every Wednesday morning
All Saints Wednesday Women’s Home Group. Please contact Jane Proctor 01629 258911 for Zoom details
The King’s Men Summer Concert
Friday 15th July 2022 at 7.30pm
Friends of Bakewell Parish Church are happy to welcome The King’s Men close-harmony group for a summer concert at All Saints Church.
Click here for tickets and more information:
The King’s Men Summer Concert
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
Every Tuesday 10.00am to 12.00am in the Newark, at All Saints Church Bakewell
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!
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. There will be 6-8 courses running across the Deanery post Christmas with trained facilitators, with a mixture for the 5 sessions being zoom and in-person meetings, the latter at a spread of locations from the North to the South East of the Peak Deanery area. Get in touch with Nicola.email@example.com if you are interested and she will let you know when dates/ times/locations are finalised nearer the time. Do look at the website www.churchofengland.org/ resources/living-love-and-faith for further information and resources. We will be looking at the material within the parish, but you might want to consider joining one of the Deanery groups when they are announced.
During this difficult time of the coronavirus pandemic, 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%.
OR – click on the link below for an easy, secure way to make a donation:-
You may have noticed the artwork that has appeared in church recently. It has been produced to glorify God and raise Church funds for our organ. Hopefully it will also bring pleasure to viewers!
The work is basically produced by woodblock technique. It is meant to be a contemplative piece. Twelve golden fish sparkle and shine compared to the rest of the shoal. Also, the fish is a potent symbol for Christians, so a lot to contemplate. When you sit in the church ‘listen’ to the surroundings, perhaps you might hear the centuries of prayers seeping out of the walls. The church as a place of sanctuary is worth protecting. The art work and the Church itself is worth highlighting to the greater public. Please come along and soak up the atmosphere, then recommend the experience to others, the more we can get into the church to benefit from the experience then the better for the Church.
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
CLICK HERE FOR PRIZE FUND DETAILS: 100 Club 01-May-22
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.
8 May Fourth Sunday of Easter
whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:
raise us, who trust in him,
from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,
that we may seek those things which are above,
where he reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
First Reading Acts 9.36-43
In Joppa there was a disciple whose name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was devoted to good works and acts of charity. At that time she became ill and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in a room upstairs. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, who heard that Peter was there, sent two men to him with the request, ‘Please come to us without delay.’ So Peter got up and went with them; and when he arrived, they took him to the room upstairs. All the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing tunics and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was with them. Peter put all of them outside, and then he knelt down and prayed. He turned to the body and said, ‘Tabitha, get up.’ Then she opened her eyes, and seeing Peter, she sat up. He gave her his hand and helped her up. Then calling the saints and widows, he showed her to be alive. This became known throughout Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. Meanwhile he stayed in Joppa for some time with a certain Simon, a tanner.
Gospel Reading John 10.22-30
At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, ‘How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.’ Jesus answered, ‘I have told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name testify to me; but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep. 27My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.’
Prayer after Communion
you gave your Son Jesus Christ to be the good shepherd,
and in his love for us to lay down his life and rise again:
keep us always under his protection,
and give us grace to follow in his steps;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
15 May Fifth Sunday of Easter
Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ
have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:
grant that, as by your grace going before us you put into our minds good desires,
so by your continual help we may bring them to good effect;
through Jesus Christ our risen Lord. Amen.
First Reading Acts 11.1-18
The apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, saying, ‘Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?’ Then Peter began to explain it to them, step by step, saying, ‘I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. There was something like a large sheet coming down from heaven, being lowered by its four corners; and it came close to me. As I looked at it closely I saw four-footed animals, beasts of prey, reptiles, and birds of the air. I also heard a voice saying to me, “Get up, Peter; kill and eat.” But I replied, “By no means, Lord; for nothing profane or unclean has ever entered my mouth.” But a second time the voice answered from heaven, “What God has made clean, you must not call profane.” This happened three times; then everything was pulled up again to heaven. At that very moment three men, sent to me from Caesarea, arrived at the house where we were. The Spirit told me to go with them and not to make a distinction between them and us. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house. He told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, “Send to Joppa and bring Simon, who is called Peter; he will give you a message by which you and your entire household will be saved.” And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as it had upon us at the beginning. And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, “John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” If then God gave them the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could hinder God?’ When they heard this, they were silenced. And they praised God, saying, ‘Then God has given even to the Gentiles the repentance that leads to life.’
Gospel Reading John 13.31-35
During the supper, when Judas had gone out, Jesus said, ‘Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, “Where I am going, you cannot come.” I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’
Prayer after Communion
Eternal God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life:
grant us to walk in his way, to rejoice in his truth, and to share his risen life;
who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen.
22 May Sixth Sunday of Easter
God our redeemer,
you have delivered us from the power of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of your Son:
grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life,
so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.
First Reading Acts 16.9-15
During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day on to Neapolis. From there we travelled to Philippi, a Roman colony and the leading city of that district of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days.
On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there. One of those listening was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, who was a worshipper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message. When she and the members of her household were baptised, she invited us to her home. “If you consider me a believer in the Lord,” she said, “come and stay at my house.” And she persuaded us.
Gospel Reading John 14.23-29
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me.
‘I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, “I am going away, and I am coming to you.” If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe.’
Prayer after Communion
God our Father, whose Son Jesus Christ gives the water of eternal life:
may we thirst for you, the spring of life and source of goodness,
through him who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen.
Please remember in your prayers:
The Community: For all who live or work locally
The Sick: Roy Sherratt, George Foxlow, David Glencross, Sue Marsh, Sid Turner, Andrea Banks
The Departed: John Malcolm Taylor
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.