2022 July to December in the churches

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While Peter was on holiday, Neil took two weddings. Joshua and Laura were married at St Edmund's on Monday 4 July and Bethany and Reuben at St Matthew's on Saturday 9 July. 

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On Wednesday 13 July there was a service at St Francis Mackworth to swear in all the churchwardens serving across Derby (and beyond). Paul from St Edmund's, and Peter and David from St Matthew's, were presented to the Archdeacon by Peter. One of their practical tasks is maintenance of church and chuchyard. Here are Tony and Jane working hard at the July Groundforce morning at St Edmund's. Thank you to everyone who helps with our buildings and with God's acre (or, to be precise, acres). 

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St Edmund's was busy the next weekend. Mark and Susannah were married on Saturday 16 July, here with their son Harrison. On Sunday 17 July we baptised Hugo (with parents Alex and Lily and brother Oscar) and Henry (with parents Adam and Ruth and sister Emilie). We also had services in both churches at 10 am, a Zoom service at 11.45 am, and Choral Evensong at St Matthew's at 6 pm.

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Baby and Toddler Group remained busy until the end of term. We coloured lions, made necklaces, and some people got up close and personal to the story (picture posted with permission). 

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Refills on the Road parked at St Matthew's on Saturday 23 July and had a busy morning. 

On Sunday 24 July we had coffee after both 10 am services. Schools Out were preparing to start their Summer Holiday Club in St Edmund's Hall, but David clambered over to give us a tune on the Compton organ. 25 people came to the Vicarage for a Family Picnic in the afternoon - and it stayed dry!

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Another Monday wedding - James married Rachel at St Edmund's on 25 July. The photographer wanted a photo with Peter and the bridesmaids as we waited for the bride. We should note that the bridesmaids were early, and the bride on time.

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