“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
We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. 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 church buildings
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.
A priest will be available by telephone on 0114 2482769 for consultation every day, except Thursdays, from 9am to 11am or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”
To protect the vulnerable amongst us, please do not leave your home except for essential trips.
Read our April 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)
Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. John 13: 3-5 NRSV
On this Maundy Thursday we think of Jesus Christ demonstrating to his disciples the measure of his humanity by washing their feet and in so doing so provided us with a model for servant ministry.
As the Coronavirus rages on indiscriminately we thank almighty God for all the volunteers who have stepped up to the mark to help by cleaning hospitals, delivering food and medication to the vulnerable in our society, to those befriending the lonely, frightened or anxious via telephone calls and to all the other unsung heroes who by their individual, selfless actions and deeds are being beacons of hope, love and kindness in these worrying times.
We pray for their protection as they generously and without reserve seek to serve others.
And this we ask through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Servant King.
Prayer for today - Maundy Thursday, Holy Week 9th April 2020
A prayer for the day written by Revd Helen or Revd Michael will be posted here daily. Click to see all of this week's Prayer for the Day. Resources for Holy Week prayer and worship are available from the Derby Cathedral website (click here).
We have just put up our 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 email@example.com
As we approach Palm Sunday, read the story here from an alternative point of view...
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