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If you could help out at the wedding Megan and Elliot would be incredibly grateful! Cake makers, please speak to Caroline, and if you can shift tables and chairs on the day then please speak to an Alexander or a Rose. Most importantly though, they’d love to have you there on 26th November at 12pm to celebrate with them, and stay after for a buffet and reception. 

Other Church Notices

  • Parish Magazine – all entries to be with Sarah Miller for Friday 25th November.
  • Our church space – Now that we have the space in the church, how do we use it? Please feel free to express your ideas and suggestions.
  • Christingle 27th November @ 4pm – donations of oranges and sweets needed.
  • Volunteers needed for our puppet play for Christmas. Please see Linda if you can help in any way, eg, scenery, refreshments, puppeteers. Sat 10th December – Christmas puppet play rehearsal 10-3pm. Over 12’s only for puppets.
  • Carol Service 18th December @ 6pm – donations of mince pies and help to cover refreshments. Please see Caroline Carr.
  • Food Bank – needs items such as pot noodles, cup a soups, sweets, as most families are in B&B accommodation so only have a kettle.
  • Rev Tony Wood’s “Movember”. There is a labelled tin in Church for anyone who would like to donate.
  • Volunteers desperately needed to stand on the churches together market stall on 16th Dec. The more volunteers, the less time we have to stand!  Please see Diane Hardy.

News just in…


South Derbyshire YFC – News March 2014

The latest edition of SDYFC’s newsletter is now out! Check it out for news on:

  • Graham’s increased hours
  • Swad Combined Youth
  • “Kick” in South Derbyshire

As well as Graham’s Reports on:

  • County Youth Services
  • William Allit – RE lessons
  • Football Coaching

Please Pray:

  • That God would speak into young lives through Graham’s work
  • The trustees and Graham would have wisdom as we move forward

Goto: South Derbyshire Youth For Christ Website


YFC news letter March 2014

Vacancy : Incumbent

Diocese of Derby

Simeon’s Trustees


St George and St Mary, Church Gresley

Church Gresley (pop 11,000) is part of the town of Swadlincote in South Derbyshire. The church has an open evangelical tradition with a variety of service styles including all age, café church and Messy Church, with groups for children and families and a growing involvement in the local community. The ministry is supported by a lay pastor, a retired vicar, 3 readers and a paid part time administrator. There are excellent working relationships with the Swadlincote churches and further  opportunities for shared mission within our local area.

We seek someone who will bring energy and enthusiasm to both church and community and who will:

    • teach and inspire; mentor and guide
    • provide clear leadership, enabling and encouraging the church family
    • help develop vision for further church growth
    • have a heart for both the church and community
    • develop closer links with our local schools and particularly our Church school

Parish Profile available at

Further details from Ann Brown, Simeon’s Trustees


Closing date: 27 February • Visit and Interview: 24-25 March 

Enhanced DBS check required

Gresley Parish Profile

Gresley Parish Profile