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
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 at All Saints (EXCEPT on 3 July when instead there will be a 5.00pm Thanksgiving Sung Eucharist for Canon Tony’s 40th Anniversary as a priest; and on 31 July when instead there will be a 10.00am Benefice Eucharist at St Michael & All Angels, Sheldon)
6.00pm – Evensong on 1st & 3rd Sundays (EXCEPT on 3 July as above)
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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 3 July St Thomas the Apostle
Almighty and eternal God,
who, for the firmer foundation of our faith,
allowed your holy apostle Thomas to doubt the resurrection of your Son
till word and sight convinced him:
grant to us, who have not seen, that we also may believe
and so confess Christ as our Lord and our God;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
First Reading Ephesians 2.19-22
You are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling-place for God.
Gospel Reading John 20.24-29
Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ But he said to them, ‘Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.’
A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.’ Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.’
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: Roy Sherratt, George Foxlow, David Glencross, Sue Marsh, Sid Turner, Andrea Banks, Sharon Wakeman
The Departed: Ernest Maurice Boam, Philip Mosely, Mildred Mosley, Richard Taylor
If you would like anyone to be prayed for, please contact Canon Tony with their name(s) Email: email@example.com
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.