January 2019


3rd 2.00pm Longmeadow Service

6th 8.00am Holy Communion [EPIPHANY]

10.00am Prayer Time (Lady Chapel)

10.45am Family Communion

6.00pm Covenant Service (Tansley Methodist)

8th 7.30pm Study Group I (Meeting Room)

9th 9.30am Holy Communion (1662) (Tansley)

1.00pm Wednesday at One (Lady Chapel)

13th 8.00am Holy Communion [BAPTISM OF CHRIST]

10.00am Prayer Time (Lady Chapel)

10.45am Family Communion

15th 2.00pm Valley Lodge Service

7.30pm Study Group II (Meeting Room)

16th 9.30am Holy Communion (1662) (Tansley)

11.00am Lilybank Service

1.00pm Wednesday at One (Lady Chapel)

8.00pm PCC (Meeting Room)

20th 8.00am Holy Communion (1662)

10.00am Prayer Time (Lady Chapel)

10.45am Family Communion

4.00pm Christingle Service

22nd 7.30pm Study Group III (Meeting Room)

23rd 9.30am Holy Communion (1662) (Tansley)

1.00pm Wednesday at One (Lady Chapel)

27th 8.00am Holy Communion

10.00am Prayer Time (Lady Chapel)

10.45am Family Communion

2.00pm Holy Baptism

4.00pm Taize Service

29th 7.30pm Study Group IV (Meeting Room)

30th 9.30am Holy Communion (1662) (Tansley)

1.00pm Wednesday at One (Lady Chapel)




18.11.2018 Charlie Lloyd

25.11.2018 Lilly Buckingham






6.12.2018 Jean Woodhouse (86)

13.12.2018 Joyce Annable (91)



JEAN WOODHOUSE (1932-2018)


It was only last December that Jean stepped down from organising the Sunday coffee rota and ‘keeping the books’. A regular at the 10.45am Service, she was always a smiling and cheerful presence. Jean was born in 1932 and brought up in Rowsley where she went to school till age 14. She worked at the Express Dairy and then Toft and Tomlinson till she married Gene at St. Helen’s, Darley in 1953. Eventually they settled in Limetree Avenue where they lived for 50 years and had two children. Always caring for others, she worked as a warden in Stanton Close, as a care assistant and home help. She chaired the Stanton Darby and Joan Club and was treasurer of Darley Dale Band. She moved to Carson Croft in 1998 and joined All Saints’ Church serving as sidesperson, cleaning brasses and serving coffees. For the last nine months she was cared for at Ivonbrook Care Home in Darley Bridge.


JOYCE ANNABLE (1927-2018)


Joyce was born in 1927 in Ashby-de La- Zouch, the eldest of four children and grew up in Openwoodgate, Belper. She went to Pottery School, Belper and when she left, she started work in hosiery at Brettles at Belper, as a mender and worked there doing various jobs till she married Peter in June 1950. They lived for seven years in Wirksworth and attended St. Mary’s Church where she became a member of the Mother’s Union in 1953. During this time Valerie and Robert were born. They moved to Jackson Road and soon became part of All Saints Church where she continued in Mother’s Union and the Young Wives Group plus arranging flowers, delivering magazines, cleaning brasses and baking for various church events.

Joyce was friendly, chatty, kind, caring, generous and devoted to her family as well as always helping other people. For the last two and a half years as her health deteriorated she was cared for at Valley Lodge.

It’s strange to think that she and Peter were born within a fortnight of one another and passed away within a month of each other.


Both Jean and Joyce will be greatly missed. May they both rest in peace and rise in glory.




On Tuesdays at 7.30pm in the Meeting Room we will be studying ‘Earthed in God’ by Christopher Chapman which looks at four movements of spiritual growth. New members are warmly welcomed.




In a recent letter from USPG were these words, “I would like to express our gratitude to everyone at All Saints’ Matlock for your kind donation of £1464.66 towards the work of Education for Change in Sri Lanka. Your generosity will enable us to support the Church of Ceylon’s Estate Community Development Mission (ECDM) to provide the children of plantation workers with an education and hope for the future.

In the ECDM preschools, and after-schools, young children learn spelling and arithmetic and there is an emphasis on teaching children – and their families- about the importance of a healthy diet. In addition, teenagers are offered pastoral support and scholarships to help them gain a higher education.

Thanks to your donation to the work of Education for Change, the Church of Ceylon can help the tea-pickers unlock their potential.”


(letter will be added later)