Pivot

Pivot is our quarterly church magazine, colourfully illustrated and packed with interesting articles. The articles below are a small sample from our magazine. If you would like to read more, please call in at our church to pick up a free copy.

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Derbyshire Well Dressing

Throughout the British Isles there are numerous traditions that have evolved to celebrate the passing of the seasons and the providence of the natural world. One such is well dressing which happens chiefly in the Peak District of Derbyshire in the early summer. It is believed to have begun as a pagan thanksgiving for a clean reliable water supply but has gradually evolved over many centuries. Some people believe that survival of the Black Death in 1348 or from a drought in 1615 may have influenced it.      See full story...

Co-ordinating Pastoral Care

How should we describe our role? In essence we are the bridge between the Pastoral Visitors and the Minister. The Methodist Church website has this to say about pastoral care within the Church “A Healthy Church Community is one where people know they are loved, visitors are welcome, young and old alike are valued and feel safe. The care that we offer, both at times of crisis and in everyday life is an active proclamation of God’s love in Christ and for all the world.”      See full story...