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HOME GROUPS:


These groups are important for us to share fellowship with each other and get to know each other better. The groups also aim to provide a relaxed and informal setting in which to study the Bible, pray together and grow in our Christian faith.

THE FOLLOWING DETAILS ARE UNDER REVIEW AND UPDATING WILL BE COMPLETED BY END NOVEMBER 2019. 
If you wish to join a Housegroup details of there contact/convenor can be found through the office or speak to a Church Warden.

Wednesday morning ladies fellowship group, meeting weekly at 10.15am. On occasional Wednesdays a month we meet in church, once for a prayer meeting and once for a meditative meeting based on Julian meetings. On the other weeks we gather in our houses for coffee, reflection, chat and prayer which support us all. By agreement we will follow the York Courses for some of the year. We are all female, 8 in number and age ranges 50-90.

Men's Group, meeting weekly on Monday evenings.  On two Mondays each month we meet at Church Lane at 20.30 for prayer. Recent series have included a Tom Wright book on the Kindgom of Heaven, a series on poetry related to Chrismas and studying “Gagging Jesus” which looks at what Christ said about various day-to-day issues. One Monday each month we meet in Church at 20.00 for prayer (all in the church welcome) followed by the pub quiz at the Hare and Hounds. On the first Monday of each month we help out at Grace Food Bank. All who are keen to explore, discuss, challenge, pray, help or are just good at pub quizzes are welcome.

'Meadway/Dobcroft' home group, meeting alternate Wednesday evenings.  We start with food to allow for those who come straight from work then spend time in fellowship and support before a period of either study, discussion, meditation and/or prayer.

'22 Burlington Road' homegroup. We have been meeting for about 20 years for friendship and bible study. Our studies range from various publications known as The York Courses, using tapes and DVDs with published discussion material to specific topics which we thought would be interesting to consider more closely, for example The Beatitudes and meditations for Lent. The group is currently 9 in number and aged 50's-90s. We meet fortnightly on Wednesdays at 7.30pm to share our faith and understanding. The majority of our group live alone and are of mature years, so welcome and value this opportunity to meet together as Christians.

Serendipity is a ladies' group which is essentially a bridge between the community and the church with an aim to deepen friendships as we invite people in and in different ways introduce them to a living faith in Jesus. The original excuse for meeting still stands as strongly as it did 25 years ago when it was founded. This is to help and encourage each other showing the relevance of Christ in daily family life. The group consists of  mostly mums of all ages and meets every Wednesday evening in term time from 8.30pm to 10pm in different members homes, mostly in Dore. We keep to a termly programme and weekly e-mail update of what we are up to which includes a wide variety of things from guest speakers, craft nights, prayer meetings, Godly play, themed Bible studies and discussions including practical aspects of daily Christian living and family life. We have occasional walks and coffee meet ups in the day. We can be anything from 7 to 15 at any one meeting and we are always keen to welcome anyone whatever stage of their faith journey they are at. And yes you are welcome too!
Further information from Katy Sanders on 07948052794.
Serendipity is a ladies' group  which is essentially a bridge between the community and church with an aim to deepen friendships as we invite people in and in different
ways introduce them to a living faith in Jesus. The original excuse for meeting still stands as strongly as it did 25 years ago when it was founded. This is to help and encourage each    If you are interested in joining a homegroup, please contact the Church Office to be put in touch with a homegroup leader: 0114 236 3335 or email office@dorechurch.org.uk 

 
Christ Church Ladies Group
Meets in the church hall at 7.45pm on the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, please contact the Parish Office on 236 3335.



INTERESTED IN KEEPING HEALTHY, WALKING, MEETING PEOPLE FROM THE AREA?

Christ Church Walking Group
Details of walks:

 

Friday 15 November a short walk to see Jane Eyre‘s and Little John’s connections with Hathersage. About 2 hours, gently uphill out and downhill back. Depart by car from Church at 1000 and park in the centre of Hathersage. From the centre of Hathersage the walk goes through attractive farmland (with great views) up to Jane Eyre’s “house” and returns through part of the old village. Bring a picnic, which you are welcome to enjoy at the Wood’s house when we get back to Dore. Tea and coffee will be provided.

 

Saturday 30 November a classic 5 hour walk along Burbage Edge, onto Higger Tor, down Millstone Edge, into and along Padley Gorge. Some of the best the Dark Peak has to offer! Depart by car from church at 0930 and park in the Longshaw National Trust Visitor Centre carpark. Bring a picnic.


On Friday 13 December a walk of 6 miles, a total ascent of 800 feet, and about 3 hours walking that explores Ecclesall Wood and the Limb Valley path. Please bring a picnic. Depart at 1000 from the church and park at Whirlow Bridge. The walk starts by crossing the Hathersage Road, skirts the sports ground, then enters Ecclesall Wood to follow Limb Brook downstream. Cross the Brook, then walk around the bird sanctuary, past the sawmill site and up to cross Abbey Lane. We emerge from the wood at Parkhead. Cross Ecclesall Road and, after going up a couple of ginnels, emerge into open fields with wide-ranging views. Pass Whirlow Hall Farm and go down Fenney Lane towards Whirlow Bridge. Pick-up the Limb Valley path and follow Limb Brook upstream through the woodlands. Cross the Brook and out into fields with views once again. After following field edges, pick-up a woodland path down to Whirlow Brook Hall, past the lake and back to the cars. 

 

On Thursday 19 December a short, flat walk of 2 miles over about 90 minutes from Redmires reservoir. Depart from church at 1200 and park by the upper reservoir. A very short stretch of roadside walking by the reservoir then left along an accessible path to walk alongside a conduit. Follow the conduit, with marvellous views initially over the Rivelin Valley then, if the weather is kind, extensive views over the moors towards Derwent Edge. Turn and retrace our steps back to the cars. Mince pies, coffee and tea at the Woods afterwards.

 

 

 Christmas Special

All who are interested in the walking group are invited to join us for mince pies, tea and coffee on 19th December at 14.30 at the Woods house. Please let us know if you will join us. David  07745859324.  Hazel  07760223415.

 


Dates for your diary 2020!

 

 


Day and date

Depart church at

Walk

Distance and 

height gain

Friday 13 December

1000

Ecclesall Wood and Limb Valley

6 miles

800 feet

Thursday 19 December

1200

Redmires conduit

2 miles

Flat

Friday 10 January

1000

Monsal trail

4 miles

Flat

Saturday 18 January

0930

Beeley

7 miles

950 feet

Thursday 30 January

1230

Longshaw

2 miles

Flat

Friday 7 February

1000

Labybower circuit

6 miles

gently undulating

Saturday 4 April

0930

Derwent Edge

8 miles

1000 feet

 





LOCAL MISSION GROUP

Meets four times a year and comes together to facilitate the whole church's mission activities. Further details from Sarah in Parish Office.

Key point is 4 meetings in a year come together to facilitate the whole churches local mission activities. 


On Friday 15 November a short walk to see Jane Eyre‘s and Little John’s connections with Hathersage. About 2 hours, gently uphill out and downhill LOCAck. Depart by car from Church at 1000 and park in the centre of Hathersage. From the centre of Hathersage the walk goes through attractive farmland (with great views) up to Jane Eyre’s “house” and returns through part of the old village. Bring a picnic, which you are welcome to enjoy at the Wood’s house when we get back to Dore. Tea and coffee will be provided.


On Wednesday 2 October a stroll at Longshaw. A linear route with a maximum walking time of 40 minutes. Depart by car from Church at 1400. Park in the National Trust Visitor Centre carpark. Walk past Longshaw Lodge and take the accessible path that heads towards the Grouse Inn. Return on same path, with the option of a stop at the Longshaw café before returning. 

 

On Saturday 19 October a walk of about 7 miles and 4 hours walking to discover five old halls around Totley. This will take us through ancient woodland and fields of the Cordwell valley to discover some fine 16thand 17thcentury halls. Good views of North Derbyshire and Totley Moor along the way. Bring a picnic. Depart from Church at 0930 and park on Totley Hall Lane. 

 

On Tuesday 29 October a short walk skirting Blacka Moor to experience some of the wilderness on our doorstep. About 2 hours walking with short stretches of uphill and downhill. Depart by car from church at 1000. Park at Stoney Ridge car park, then walk alongside the delightfully named Cowsick, up onto Totley Moor, down Moss Road, around Wimble Holme Hill and back, via Blacka Hill, to Stoney Ridge car park. Bring a picnic, which you are welcome to enjoy at the Wood’s house when we get back to Dore. Tea and coffee will be provided.

 

November

 

On Friday 15 November a short walk to see Jane Eyre‘s and Little John’s connections with Hathersage. About 2 hours, gently uphill out and downhill back. Depart by car from Church at 1000 and park in the centre of Hathersage. From the centre of Hathersage the walk goes through attractive farmland (with great views) up to Jane Eyre’s “house” and returns through part of the old village. Bring a picnic, which you are welcome to enjoy at the Wood’s house when we get back to Dore. Tea and coffee will be provided.

 

On Saturday 30 November a classic 5 hour walk along Burbage Edge, onto Higger Tor, down Millstone Edge, into and along Padley Gorge. Some of the best the Dark Peak has to offer! Depart by car from church at 0930 and park in the Longshaw National Trust Visitor Centre carpark. Bring a picnic. 

 

Please contact Hazel (07760223415) or David Wood (07745859324) if you have any questions.

Church walks. to all who have joined the walks so far or have expressed interest! Here is a programme of walks over the next few months. Please contact77

60223415) or David Wood (07745859324) if you’d like to be added to the list of potential walkers, or with any questions. Dogs on leads welcome on all walks. 

 

On Saturday 20 July a walk to see the Stoney Middleton well dressing. About 6 miles and 4 hours walking, with a longish uphill stretch. Bring a picnic. Depart by car from Church at 0930 and park by All Saints Church, Curbar. The walk follows the River Derwent as far as Froggat Bridge then heads uphill to Eyam via the Riley Graves. We then go down to Stoney Middleton to see their well dressing before returning to the River Derwent and back to the cars.

 

On Friday 26 July a shorter walk, along Baslow Edge. About 1 hour walking with no hills. Depart by car from Church at 1100. Park at Curbar Gap and walk along Baslow Edge as far as Wellington’s Monument. Return via the Eagle Stone and Eaglestone Flat to Curbar Gap. You’re invited to have your picnic at the Wood’s house when we get back to Dore and tea or coffee will be provided.

 

On Tuesday 13 August a short walk alongside the River Derwent. About 1 hour walking with no hills. Depart by car from Church at 1100. Park by All Saints Church, Curbar. Follow the Derwent upriver to Froggat Bridge, cross over and return downstream on the other bank. You’re invited to have your picnic at the Wood’s house when we get back to Dore and tea or coffee will be provided.

 

On Thursday 5 September a walk around Chatsworth Park. Bring a picnic. About 2 hours walking with short stretches of uphill. Depart by car from Church at 1130. Park in Baslow. Head into Chatsworth Park, and up into Stand Wood. At the Hunting Tower, head down and past Chatsworth House to the bridge. Walk back alongside the River Derwent to Baslow. 

 

On Saturday 21 September a circular walkof about 6 miles, 4 hours walking with uphill stretches, taking in four dales and starting from Litton.Bring a picnic. Depart by car from Church at 0930 and park near the school/bus stop/pub in Litton. We will follow Tideswell Dale, Millers Dale, Cressbrook Dale and Tansley Dale back to Litton. Can be very muddy in Millers Dale.  

Church walks. Thanks to all who have joined the walks so far or have expressed interest! Here is a programme of walks over the next few months. Please contact Hazel (07760223415) or David Wood (07745859324) if you’d like to be added to the list of potential walkers, or with any questions. Dogs on leads welcome on all walks. 

 

On Saturday 20 July a walk to see the Stoney Middleton well dressing. About 6 miles and 4 hours walking, with a longish uphill stretch. Bring a picnic. Depart by car from Church at 0930 and park by All Saints Church, Curbar. The walk follows the River Derwent as far as Froggat Bridge then heads uphill to Eyam via the Riley Graves. We then go down to Stoney Middleton to see their well dressing before returning to the River Derwent and back to the cars.

 

On Friday 26 July a shorter walk, along Baslow Edge. About 1 hour walking with no hills. Depart by car from Church at 1100. Park at Curbar Gap and walk along Baslow Edge as far as Wellington’s Monument. Return via the Eagle Stone and Eaglestone Flat to Curbar Gap. You’re invited to have your picnic at the Wood’s house when we get back to Dore and tea or coffee will be provided.

 

On Tuesday 13 August a short walk alongside the River Derwent. About 1 hour walking with no hills. Depart by car from Church at 1100. Park by All Saints Church, Curbar. Follow the Derwent upriver to Froggat Bridge, cross over and return downstream on the other bank. You’re invited to have your picnic at the Wood’s house when we get back to Dore and tea or coffee will be provided.

 

On Thursday 5 September a walk around Chatsworth Park. Bring a picnic. About 2 hours walking with short stretches of uphill. Depart by car from Church at 1130. Park in Baslow. Head into Chatsworth Park, and up into Stand Wood. At the Hunting Tower, head down and past Chatsworth House to the bridge. Walk back alongside the River Derwent to Baslow. 

 

On Saturday 21 September a circular walkof about 6 miles, 4 hours walking with uphill stretches, taking in four dales and starting from Litton.Bring a picnic. Depart by car from Church at 0930 and park near the school/bus stop/pub in Litton. We will follow Tideswell Dale, Millers Dale, Cressbrook Dale and Tansley Dale back to Litton. Can be very muddy in Millers Dale.