February to Easter 2015
Grey rain in the run to Easter weekend did not deter a good turn out of Chelmorton folk to cross the Ashbourne road for a joint parish service of Maundy Thursday at Earl Sterndale. Service taken by Vicar Richard focused on the history of Easter scripture with thoughts on St John and when the words were written. David race was amongst the Chelmortoners to take a seat for the ceremonial washing of feet. Leaving the church for the run back to Chelmorton the rain had stopped and the sky was full of moonlight with a direction towards what looked set for a fine Easter weekend.
White Peak parish and Easter begins with Feb 18th Ash Wednesday at Biggin 7.30pm
Ash Wednesday service is shared around the parish and will be at Biggin for 2015
Valentines celebrations fresh in the air as congregation walked Main Street of Chelmorton for a family communion to recognise the history of Lent and look at the beginning of Easter in the church of St Johns.
Feb 16th Family Communion of White Peak with Vicar Richard Benson.
Valentines over and the just a little of the snow around the edges of Main Street as congregation walked to St Johns Chelmorton for a family communion service with vicar Richard Benson. Grey cloud and a little sunshine for warmth below the golden locust atop the spire of the ancient church of the parish. Vicar John had words about the fathers of the church way back into the Roman times and 100ad. A history of lent unfolded, 40 days, the extension days of Sundays, to Ash Wed, an older tradition of no fasting on Sundays, then the view of forty hours from the cross to resurrection. Lent being a Saxon word explaining the lengthening of the days. Congregation gaining thoughts of their own actions for Lent before getting to Ash Wednesday.
'One more step along the way' for a rousing finish to an involved service of St Johns Chelmorton.