Last day of January 2016
All the future of 2016 at last service of January for Joint Benefice at Chelmorton
Snow gone, a warm week as January ends and then some rain to escort folk walking Main Street to the golden locust of the church of St John in Chelmorton. Those who braved the rain were not alone as Sunday service was a joint benefice of the parishes of White Peak, From Monyash to Taddington, parisoners joined forces as James laid his fingers on the organ keys for a feast of hymns. Readings from David Race and John Fountain before Vicar Richard Benson took the sermon. The church then steamy in the Lady Chapel as warden Irene Ottey unleashed the urn for tea, coffee and biscuits. Chance for folk from all about the parish to catch up with the new year news of 2016. The Lady Chapel panels resplendent in their pictogram of embroided history of the world from Ice age to modern day in the village of Chelmorton in the heart of the Peak District.