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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.

Monday morning ladies fellowship group, meeting weekly at 10.15am. On two Mondays 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.

Tuesday evening 'Beta follow on' group, meeting fortnightly.  This group was originally set up as a follow on from the Alpha and Beta course which enquired more about Christianity. We meet regularly in each others homes on a fortnightly basis for bible study, prayer and fellowship. We generally use study guides based on the bible or on insight into learning how to be a Christian in todays’ society. Not all of us are regular church goers but we are generally committed to the members of the group for prayerful encouragement and support.

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' 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.

'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. We occasionally invite speakers such as a Muslim friend to come and speak about her faith and have often had the privilege to be led by Canon George Tolley. The group is currently 12 in number. We meet fortnightly 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’s aim is “to help and encourage each other showing the relevance of Christ in daily family life.” It is a sort of open housegroup for mums of any age, meeting every Wednesday in term time, daytime and evening alternate, at different members’ homes around Dore. Also on the programme each term are trips out, socials to pubs/restaurants, walks, lectures etc. The group is diverse in age and numbers from one week to the next, ranging from between 6 and 16 ladies. People are happy to sit and listen or join in the debating or discussions on family related topics, life issues and ‘living by the Book’. Guest speakers and personal testimonies and stories are always enjoyed as well at occasional craft night/film nights and a prayer and share evening each term. ‘Serendipity’ is a great way to getting to know new faes in the neighbourhood

If you are interested in joining a Home Group, 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.

Christ Church Walking Group
Details of walks:
Saturday 20 July -details on Home page.

Friday 26th July  shorter walk along Baslow Edge about 1 hour with no hills. Depart by car from Church at 11.00am. 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 are invited to have your picnic at Hazel and David's house when back in Dore and tea and coffee will be provided.

Tuesday 13th August  a short walk alongside the River Derwent 1 hour walking with no hills. Depart by car from Church at 11.00am Park by All Saints Church Curbar. Follow the Derwent up river cross Froggat Bridge and return downstream on the other bank. You are invited to have your picnic at Hazel and David's house when back in Dore and tea and coffee will be provided.

Thursday 5th September  a walk around Chatsworth Park. Bring a picnic. About 2 hours walking with short stretches of uphill. Depart by car from Church at 11.30am, 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 and walk back alongside the River Derwent to Baslow.

Saturday 21st September a circular walk of about 6 miles , 4 hours walking with uphill stretches, taking in 4 dales and starting from Litton. Bring a picnic. Depart by car from Church at 9.30am 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.  

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.