Lifts to church can be arranged
New to the Area?
Contact our rector, Ralph Lawrence, or one of the wardens of the churches, and we would be pleased to drop round a Welcome Pack with info on activities in our churches and the local area.
If you would like to come to Sunday service but find the journey difficult, a lift to church with another church member can be arranged. Please contact a church warden.
If you would like prayer for someone in our area, please telephone the rector; a prayer group meets weekly to pray for all needs. You may also like to follow this link to see more about prayer.
Ashover Church is usually open daily from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm - please come and look round; there are information sheets and booklets on the history of the church available.
Brackenfield, Handley and Wessington Churches do not have regular opening times outside services. If you would like to visit the church, contact a church warden who would be happy to arrange this.
Many people trace their famiy history and would like to check parish registers for Baptism, Marriage and Burial. These are available from Local Studies sections of the local libraries or from the Derbyshire Record Office in Matlock; much information can be found for free from the internet as well. The registers prior to 1837 have also been compiled and cross referenced by Val Neal who sells CDs which may be of use to those tracing their ancestors from our parishes; this service is not connected to our churches and you may find more details from Mrs Val Neal - 01629 23328 or email: email@example.com or see the genuki website.
Halls are available for rent in all four parishes and provide venues of character for any gathering; there are modern kitchen and toilet facilities in all and the contacts for each hall would be happy to discuss your needs.
The Bassett Rooms opposite Ashover Church have multi-activity facilities for up to 70 people depending on the type of event.
Contact: Sylvia Dyson 01246 861811
The Church Hall is a recently renovated, picturesque building facing the village green and may be hired for groups up to 50.
Contact: Rosalyn Rogers 01773 836137.
The Church has easily movable seating and provides a space for up to 60 people.
Contact: Kath Mosley01246 590720.
The Meeting Room adjoining the church is a recent addition built to serve the church and community and can be hired for groups up to 25.
Contact: Rita Buckley 01773 835633
Amber News – the parish magazine
If you would like to write an article for the magazine or advertise a coming event, please contact the editor.
Contact: Mary Mellor 01246 591181.
The Rector's letter from the latest magazines can be read by clicking here.