St John the Evangelist, Charlesworth

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St John the Evangelist church belongs to the Church of England, and is in the Diocese of Derby

We are an evangelical church, in that we believe that people can have the assurance of faith in God through the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit. That is ‘church-speak’ and simply means that we can know God’s forgiveness and friendship when we turn to Jesus, and seek to put him first in our lives. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Jesus, who, in a supernatural way helps us to have the certainty of knowing we are part of God’s true family.

We seek to have a broad range of worship activities in which people can meet with God, and there is a small, but growing children’s ministry, KIDSTIME, on Sunday mornings. For visiting children who may not wish to leave parents to join in KIDSTIME,  there are soft-toy bags available when the service becomes boring for them! (We have yet to introduce similar bags for bored adults!)

The Parish comprises Charlesworth, Chisworth, Gamesley and Simmondley with a population of approximately 9,000.

The first vicar was the Rev. Goodwin Purcell, M. A. appointed in 1845. In 1853 a severe storm caused damage to the roof and a new one was required. The first organ was placed in the Church in 1864, later to be replaced by another one at a cost of £400. In 1901 the Rev. J. A. Martin had the Church redecorated at a cost of £600 because  " the Church, School and Vicarage were in a deplorable condition".

A stained glasswindow of the Good Samaritan was installed in the south transept by Miss A. Wood and on 6th April 1920 a war memorial to the dead of the Great War was unveiled by Major. S. Hill Wood. During the tenure of Rev. N. Lough a surpliced choir was introduced and the organ moved from the north side of the choir to the south transept.

The space under the tower was converted into a small chapel which was opened and its altar dedicated on November 11th 1934. The oak flooring and furnishings in the sanctuary were given by members of the congregation. Electric lighting and electrically amplified gramophone peal of bells were inaugurated on 5th May 1935. Improvements were made to the sanctuary in 1965 by moving the communion rail forward in order to accommodate the increase in numbers.

A site for a School was purchased for £60, the building was completed in December 1850 and opened on 7th April 1851.

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St John the Evangelist
Marple Road
Charlesworth
Derbyshire
SK13 5DA

01457 852431 (The Rev’d Felicity Walters)

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Charlesworth "Carols around the tree"
1st carol in Grey Mare Last carol in George & Dragon
Saturday 20th December 2014 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Carol Service
Sunday 21st December 2014 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Crib Service
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 4:00 PM for ½ hour
Midnight Communion
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Service
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
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Sunday

Holy Communion (BCP)
A quiet service, without music, attended by a small number (10-15) of regular worshippers
Every second and fourth Sunday at 8:00 AM for 1 hour
Holy Communion
A service of Common Worship.
Every first and third Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Ends Sunday 28th December 2014.
Resumes Sunday 28th December 2014
All Age
A service catering for young and old.
Every second Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Morning Prayer
A service of Common Worship.
Every fourth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Ends Sunday 21st December 2014.
Resumes Sunday 4th January 2015
Joint Service
A service held at Gamesley church.
Every fifth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour

Tuesday

Home Group
Tuesday at 7:30 PM
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Charlesworth "Carols around the tree"
1st carol in Grey Mare Last carol in George & Dragon
Saturday 20th December 2014 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Carol Service
Sunday 21st December 2014 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Crib Service
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 4:00 PM for ½ hour
Midnight Communion
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Service
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Sunday School Youth Group Bell Ringing Live Music / Concerts Regular Book of Common Prayer Services Supports Fairtrade goods Tower Floodlighting Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Audio Visual Facilities Hall for hire Church Open Back to Church Sunday Wheelchair accessible toilets Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Toilets Visitor Parking Available
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 13284
Built: 5th October 1848
Architect: Mr. Joseph Mitchell
Style of worship: Conservative Evangelical
Archdeaconry: CHESTERFIELD (121)
Deanery: GLOSSOP (12106)
Benefice: Charlesworth and Gamesley (12/048CX)
Parish Legal Name: Charlesworth and Gamesley (120151 12/151)
CofE Church Info: (612151 12/151)
Short URL: acny.uk/13284/
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St John the Evangelist : Marple Road, St John's is located not far from the cenotaph in the village centre., Charlesworth, Derbyshire, SK13 5DA

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