“Love one another, as I have loved you...”
Hello and welcome to all wanting to find out more about our two churches: St Giles Parish Church in Killamarsh and St Matthew's Parish Church in Renishaw.
Our aim is to be friendly and open places of worship which welcome members of our community of all ages and to play an active role in the life of our villages. We strive to 'Be Christ in Church and Community" as Jesus taught us to "Love one another, as I have loved you."
The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close
Government guidelines say that we must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives.
Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, St Giles and St Matthew's and all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed.
Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but cannot be done in the building.
Our website contains details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life (please see our Spirituality Resources page). You can also find prayer resources at www.churchofengland.org. If you would like to join our weekly Sunday service of Holy Communion held using Skype, please contact Revd Helen on either 0114 2482769 or for further details. Revd Helen and Revd Michael are also available to receive calls between 9am and 11am weekdays and Saturday mornings, but please feel free to phone us at any time if we can be of any help whatsoever.
Read our May Newsletter here
#Candle Of Hope at
"I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit." (Romans 15:13)
For you shall go out in joy, and be led back in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall burst into song, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Isaiah 55 :12 NRSV
Gracious and most holy God
Yesterday evening saw the tenth and final community clap in recognition and appreciation of all those people belonging to the NHS and other service providers who have worked tirelessly through this pandemic. As the lockdown begins to ease we pray that the populace as a whole will show strength of purpose and resolve to ensure that the Coronavirus does not make a second surge.
And this we ask in your most holy name. Amen.
Prayer for today -Friday 29th May 2020
Giving to Church during the Pandemic
While our churches are closed we cannot receive all the monetary gifts we usually do, here’s how you can help. If you wish to give by cheque please make your cheque payable to St Giles P.C.C. or Renishaw St Matthew's Church and post to Revd Canon Helen Guest, The Rectory, Sheepcote Road, Killamarsh, S21 1DU. Please indicate whether you wish to Gift Aid your donation. Alternatively, you can give by joining the Parish Giving Scheme and giving by Direct Debit by calling the dedicated phoneline on 0333 002 1271 and quoting the following details:
Killamarsh St Giles
Diocese of Derby
Parish Reference 120612068
Thank you for your help
Pentecost at St Giles & St Matthew's
Thank-you to John & Margaret Hall for this arrangement and photograph
31 May is Pentecost, the day when the disciples, inspired by the arrival of the Holy Spirit as wind and flame, began telling the world the good news of Jesus Christ. It is the birthday of the Christian church. Let's keep the flame burning in these difficult times and look forward to meeting together again in our churches.
We have a virtual Church Noticeboard for St Giles with a 'Thought for the Day' from members of our church family. Click here to take a look. If you would like us to add your Thought for the Day, please email Revd Helen & Revd Michael on firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health Awareness Week
This week from 18th to 24th May is Mental Health Awareness Week, a subject which is especially important at this challenging time. The theme this year is kindness. There are excellent resources to support mental well-being on the Mental Health Awareness Week website. Our Useful Links page has further mental well-being links to explore.
St Giles Church, Killamarsh, has recently completed a major project to carry out a programme of repairs and refurbishment to the church building. This has involved renovation and redecoration of the interior, new external drainage and stonework repairs. In addition, new toilet facilities have been installed, which are easily accessible to disabled visitors. The main refurbishment work received financial support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, without which the project could not have gone ahead. Further financial support was received from the Derby Diocese Raymond Ross Fund towards the cost of the new toilet facilities. Completion of the project means that the church will continue to be a central part of the community in the years ahead.
Messy Church - currently on hold due to Coronavirus Crisis
St Giles Church Hall,
Sheepcote Rd, Killamarsh
Monthly Prayer Meeting - currently on hold
St Matthew's Church, Renishaw