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.
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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%.
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 books 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 will be open for individual private prayer on Thursdays only between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm.
The online service videos are available to view on this website on the 'Online Worship' section 'Coming Services', use the link here: Coming Services
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.
12 July Fifth Sunday after Trinity
Almighty and everlasting God,
by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified:
hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people,
that in their vocation and ministry
they may serve you in holiness and truth
to the glory of your name;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
First Reading: Romans 8.1-11
There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do: by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and to deal with sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, so that the just requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law – indeed it cannot, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you.
Gospel Reading: Matthew 13.1-9,18-23
Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the lake. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Let anyone with ears listen! Hear then the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away. As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word, and it yields nothing. But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.’
Please remember in your prayers:
The Community: For all who live or work locally
The Sick: John Stamp, David Warrington, Mary Lees, Rita Bonsall, Joan Cohen, Olga Truscott, Alex, Nicholas, Malcolm, Linda’s brother, Eileen Gibbs.
The Departed: Colin Dolby
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 July 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 July 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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