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Hip hop, punk, metalcore, indie, folk, classical and pop are all types of music that blare from various bedrooms at the rectory. When I suggest that they might like to listen to some proper music like Bob Dylan or Van Morrison they just laugh.
Music has an incredible power that is felt by almost every person on the planet. The seventeenth century playwright William Congreve wrote that "music has charms to soothe the savage breast". It certainly transcends most human divisions. It speaks to the human condition and is able to communicate intense longing, unbearable sorrow, overwhelming love and ecstatic joy.
Perhaps that's why I love the Psalms, the song book of the Israelites. In it I find the whole gamut of emotions. There is raw hatred and passionate love with all steps in between. The honesty of the Psalms gives us permission to be similarly real, honest and raw in our relationship with a God who understands exactly how we feel and loves us whatever we are thinking.
Enjoy the music of your soul.
Mike Gilbert, Rector
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When Mike the Rector asked me if I would consider being Warden of Baslow Church all I could say was “Wow, oh wow” and in my head I was saying. “Could this be what God has been nudging me towards?”
What do I mean by “nudging”? Well after years of regular attendance at Eyam Church sitting on the sidelines, for the last three years I had felt nudged to get more involved. This meant I wanted to help in any way I could with the various duties of the running of the church, ranging from serving coffee to giving communion.
The strange thing was that during the last few months I kept feeling that God was preparing me for something else that was just round the corner, just out of sight. This might sound odd but it was just a sense that maybe I was going to be doing one or other of these duties elsewhere.
At the time I was very much a member of Eyam Church but also enjoying attending Baslow Church with my husband, Bill, who is their Assistant Church Warden. It had crossed my mind that I might be asked to help at Baslow in some small way but the position of Church Warden was way beyond anything I had imagined.
So to return to that conversation with Mike, the Rector, I was rather overwhelmed at the thought of me as warden. Most of all I was concerned about the fact that this meant I would be my husband’s boss and this might not go down too well. Mike suggested I should talk it through with Bill.
At first Bill was very quiet and thoughtful and all I could do was pray for the right outcome. However as we talked Bill became more and more encouraging and so I’m now into my fourth month as Baslow’s Warden.
Although it is still a steep learning curve for me the support from the people at church and my husband is carrying me along this very exciting journey. My experience of setting up and running two counselling services in Sheffield is nothing in comparison. I find I am being stretched way beyond what I thought I was capable of.
So here I am feeling rather weak and in experienced but knowing that God’s power is made perfect in my weakness 2 Corinthians ch12 v 9
A Christian charity based in Baslow working in India. Would you like to help?
Dates for your Diary
The Start Course Starting Tuesday 20 September at 8pm for 5 weeks, this is a chance to come and informally discuss the things that really matter. It is an opportunity to ask questions about life and explore what the Christian faith has to offer in the 21st century.
Just turn up at the Church Rooms or contact the Rector on ( 07947 092951 for more information.
The Harvest Festival Service
This will be held on Sunday 9 October in St Anne’s Church. The preacher will be the Agricultural Chaplain, the Rev Alan Griggs
Installation of the Dean of Lincoln Cathedral
If you would like to attend the installation of the Venerable Christine Wilson as Dean of Lincoln Cathedral at 5.30pm on Saturday 22 October 2016, please complete the application form or advise one of the Churchwardens.
A sad farewell to Ted & Sylvia
At our service on 14 August we said a sad farewell to Ted and Sylvia Ryan who are moving to Royal Leamington Spa to be closer to their extended family. We shared a glass of Prosecco with them and thanked them for the work they had undertaken at St Anne’s over the years. Sylvia, using her teaching skills, helped with Sunday School and then Messy Church and Ted was our renowned carpet cleaner who was to be seen most Saturday mornings undertaking the hoovering; a new hoover person is now required, can you help? Both played a significant part in the weekly church service activities and were on the Church Council at various times.
We wish Ted and Sylvia well and hope that they have many years of happiness in Warwickshire.