September events

7 September

Heritage Open Day, St Mary and St Laurence, Bolsover, 7 - 10 September

Church will be open 11am - 4pm. light refreshments will be served and the church crypt and underpinning will be open. 


9 September

Heritage Day, St Luke's Church Derby, 9 September

10am - 4pm. Displays, stalls, refreshments, children's activities and recitals. 


Cake Bake, St Helen's Etwall, 9 September

Heritage Open Day, St Helen's Church Darley Dale, 9 September

Visit the bell tower of this historic Grade II listed church and climb the stone steps to see the inner workings of the church clock and the bells in action. You will meet some of the bell ringers and also be able to have a go at the ancient art yourself! The church will be open for visitors to see the famous Burne-Jones window and the oldest monument in the church, a recumbent stone figure of a knight, believed to be Sir John de Darley, owner of the Manor of Darley in the 14th century. Outside in the church yard, visitors can also see the famous 2000 year old yew tree and The Whitworth Graves.  

 13 September

Healing Service, Convent of the Holy Name, 13 September, 7.30pm

Come and find stillness and peace, contemporary and traditional worship, the laying on of hands for healing and blessing. Parking available in convent grounds. For more information Revd Neil Broadbent 01332 780598 or April McIntyre 01332 675150.


15 September

An evening of wine tasting and cheese, All Saints Wingerworth, 15 September, 7.30pm

Start at 7.30pm propmpt. tickets £7.50 per person on tasting tables of six. Tickets must be purchased in advance from D Tomlinson 01246 278756.


A Monk's Tale, Christ Church Litton, 15 September 8pm

Relics, Revolt and Reformation.  A brand new comedy written by James Cary (Miranda, Bluestone 42) performed by the original professional cast. The comedy (fresh from the Edinburgh Festival) celebrates the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther and 95 Theses. It is light, accessible and funny. Tickets £12 available from Litton Shop 01298 872881 

16 September

Breakaway Singers Concert, St Paul's Scropton, 16 September, 6pm


The Chapel Park Big Band - Little Band, St Chad's Wilne, 16 September, 7.30pm

A jazz group led by Vince Eno of Chapel Park Big Band. Admission: £6 members, £7 non-members


17 September

Church Anniversary service, Sinfin Moor Church, 17 September, 10am


Barn Harvest Festival, Charles, King and Martyr, Peak Forest, 17 September, 11am

Harvest festival service and bring and share lunch. 


19 September

Lift up your voice, St Leonard Thorpe, 19 Septemberm 2.30pm - 5pm

Miles Quick, the RSCM's Head of congregational and instrumental music will explore new vocal material from refreshing traditional hymns to Taize, Iona and worship songs and ways of introducing instruments into worship. There will be material for churches small and large, rural and urban, with music resources or none, choir, singing groups or none. Everyone is welcome. There will be a concluding act of worship using some of the music featured during the afternoon. Advance booking advised. Closing date 12 September. £8 adults £6 for RSCM members or affiliates. Students free. Further details from Michael Halls 01335 372064

20 September

Churches Together Luncheon Club, Dove Holes Methodist Church, 20 September,  12 noon


Recitals at Eight, St John the Baptist Church, 20 September, 8pm

Kaith Lacey - St Paul's, Craig y Don, Llandudno. Car Parking available on Church Street, video link used to enable view of organ console during performance. Light refreshments served afterwards.


21 September

Church History Overview, St Alkmund's Duffield, starts 21 September

Apostles to the reformation. 8 weeks on Thursday evenings call 01332 840536 for more details. 


22 September

Pie, Pea, Pud, St James the Apostle, Temple Normanton, 22 September

If church work is not completed this will be held a St Paul's Church Hasland. 


23 September

Whitwell brass band, St Mary and St Laurence, bolsover, 23 September

A programme to suit all featuring music from brassed off, braveheart, james bond and many more. Admission by donation. light refreshments will be served. 2pm - 3.30pm


Songs for an autumn evening, St Helen's Grindleford, 23 September

Concert by the Grindleford Singers


24 September

Harvest Festival, St Paul's Scropton, 24 September, 9.30am


Churches Together Harvest Festival, Dove Holes Methodist Church, 10.45am

Joint service


Harvest Festival, St Mary's Sutton, 24 September, 11am


Harvest Festival, St Peter's Hope, 24 September, 11am


Messy Church, St Paul's Quarndon, 24 September, 4-6pm

In church hall. Activities, a short service and tea of sandwiches and cakes for all ages. 


Harvest Festival, St Bartholomew Elvaston, 24 September

Church will be decorated for Harvest. 


Harvest Festival, St Helsn's Etwall, 24 September

Joint service with Methodist Church


25 September

Harvest Supper, St Paul's Scropton,25 September, 7.3pm

Held at the Castle Hotel, Hatton 

30 September

Benefice Harvest Walk, St John the Evangelist, Hazelwood 30 September

Walk between Holbrook, Milford, Hazelwood and Shottle Churches. 


Coffee morning, St Peter's Hope, 30 September, 10am - 12noon

Fundraising for Tree Aid (in old school)


Harvest Festival, St Mary Mappleton, 30 September, 6pm

Harvest Festival Collection is presented to 'Rural Action Derbyshire' . 


Harvest Supper, St Peter's Littleover Church Hall, 30 September, 6.45pm

Sausage and Mash followed by games. 

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