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The Ven.

David Garnett
The Vicarage, Edensor, Bakewell,
Derbyshire DE45 1PH Tel: 01246 582130
(Church website - )
July 2008
Dear Friends

“Don’t worry about anything, but in your prayers ask God for what you need,
always asking him with a thankful heart. And the peace of God which passes all
understanding will keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of
God”. (St Paul, Philippians 4 verses 6+7).

“The sovereign cure for worry is religious faith”. It gives “a new zest for life…
more life, a larger, richer and more satisfying life”. (William James).

A Nobel Prize winner and scientist said, “Prayer is the most powerful form of
energy one can generate. It is a force as real as terrestrial gravity…in prayers
human beings seek to augment their finite energy by addressing themselves to the
Infinite source of all energy. WHEN WE PRAY, WE LINK OURSELVES WITH

Prayer is a very practical thing. It fulfils 3 very basic needs:-

(1) Prayer helps us put into words what is troubling us. It is impossible
to deal with a problem while it remains vague and nebulous. Praying
is very much like writing our problems down on paper. If we ask for
help with a problem – even from God – we put it in words.

(2) Prayer is a means of sharing our burdens and of not being alone. We
can’t bear our most agonising problems all by ourselves. Any
psychiatrist will tell us that when we are tense and pent up, and in
agony of spirit, it is therapeutically good to tell someone our troubles.
When we can’t tell anyone else, we can always tell God.

(3) Prayer puts into force an active principle of doing. It is a first step
toward action. Prayer is the most powerful form of energy one can
generate. So why not make use of it and call on God? And let God
take us in hand.

Why not shut the door, kneel down and unburden your heart? If you have lost
faith ask Almighty God to renew it and repeat this beautiful prayer written by St
Francis of Assisi: “Lord make me an instrument of Thy Peace. Where there is

hatred let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt,
faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there
is sadness, joy. O Divine Mother, grant that I may not so much seek to be
consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is
in dying that we are born to Eternal Life”. Amen.

Yours ever,

Useful Telephone Numbers

St. Anne’s
Wardens:- Rupert Turner 01629 732794
Vernon Mather 01629 732317
Treasurer:- Gloria Sherwood 01629 732983
St. Peter’s
Wardens:- Elizabeth Bradshaw 01246 582421
Duncan Gordon 01629 734099
Treasurer:- Andrew Flemming 01246 583315

From the Registers

St. Peter’s
Baptism 1st June - William George Henson

Marriage Blessing
31st May Elizabeth Emma & Philip Graham Moulds
7th June Emma Louise Holmes & Henry John Coleman

S t. P e ter ’ s R oof Ap p ea l

‘An Evening of Azaleas’ – Despite the weather this event

still managed to make a profit of £350. The azaleas looked
and smelled wonderful and some brisk walking in the
gardens was just what was needed to keep warm.

‘Partita’ Concert – Once again ‘Partita’ entertained us

brilliantly with their songs and instrumental music from the
12th to 18th centuries. I’m sure everyone enjoyed the
evening. We sold 54 tickets and made a profit of £430

St. Peter ’s Church 100 Club
M a y 20 0 8
1 s t pr iz e £3 0 no .5 9 Je a n Ti nda le
2 nd pr iz e £ 2 0 no.7 5 D or ot h y C oope r
£4 4 t o C hur c h f unds t his m ont h .
We s t il l ha ve va c a nc ie s f or new me m be r s .

St. Peter ’s Church, Edensor
5.30 p.m.
Sunday 27th July

We have a list of people’s favourite hymns and we invite folk from

Pilsley, Edensor, Beeley, Dunsa and Calton, and visitors to the House,
to come and join in and celebrate!


8 July BEELEY WI Monthly Meeting 7.30pm Village Hall

Picnic Walk with Sally Mosley
10 July Blessing of the Wells – Pilsley 7pm
12 July SKIP: Baslow Council Houses 7.45-8.15
Nether End Car Park 8.20-10.45
12 July 10.30am – 3.00pm Summer Fair for Family Fun
at the Medway Centre, Bakewell for Bakewell Church Funds
16 July CHATSWORTH WI Monthly Meeting
7.30pm Cavendish Hall Annexe
Speaker: Nick Partridge – Comedy & entertainment
Competition: a single rose Flowers & Parcel: Mrs Watts
Tea Hostess: Mrs Symonds, Mrs Margaret Oliver
Vote of Thanks: Mrs Watts
19 July SKIP: Beeley Devonshire Square 7.45-8.45
27 July 5.30pm St. Peter’s Church, Edensor ‘Songs of Praise’

More favourite hymns from St. Peter’s



St Peter’s goes Global!

Edensor PCC is proud to announce the launch of the St Peter’s
Church website:
The site contains information regarding Church services, fund-
raising events and other village activities. It is also hoped that the site will
provide a welcome link for visitors from farther afield who may have family
connections in the area.
If anyone has any ideas, suggestions, or photographs, please email the site
webmaster online, and anyone is welcome to contribute an item, or comment to
the village blog.

The PCC is grateful to Philip Robinson of who has
donated his services as designer and host of the website.

Summer Fair for Family Fun
at the Medway Centre, Bakewell
July 12th, 10.30am – 3.00pm

This will be a day of fun for everyone!

Bouncy castle, Bunting, Banner-making, and Bran-tub;
Cakes, Chocolate fountain, Face painting and Gifts; Tombola, Hook the duck,
Drench the Vicar! Bottles, Plants, Books, Music and more.

Official opening and welcome at 10.30am

by Bakewell’s Mayor Carol Walker

Bakewell’s Silver Band will be playing from 1.30pm for the afternoon

Raffle and light refreshments all day. So come and bring friends and family

Funds will be for the Bakewell Parish Church.


Chatsworth Horticultural & Produce Show

Saturday 16th August 2008

Cavendish Hall, Edensor - Doors open 2pm

More information: call Denna Garrett 01629 732235


Remember to bring those 5p pieces for counting or give
them to someone else to bring for you. As usual now on
‘SPICE’ Sunday you are invited to ‘dress up


With summer here, and temperatures up, the Church of England's

Environmental Adviser, David Shreeve, is calling for households to switch off
their tumble dryers.

"I think my top tip for summer energy-saving would be for everybody to buy
some clothes pegs. Tumble-dryers should be turned off,
and a lot more clothes put out in the sunshine to dry. That
would save an awful lot of energy."

Olympic determination
The Olympics, Mexico, 1968: a fallen and injured it during the
ground of die-hard spectators race, but he refused to let it stop
lingered in the Olympic stadium, him completely. Suddenly the
watching the last finishers of the people remaining in the stadium
marathon. An hour before, Mamo rose (some in tears) and
Wolde of Ethiopia had won. It was applauded him until he crossed the
getting cold and dark and the finishing line. As he finally hobbled
remaining spectators were away, he was asked why he had
beginning to leave when suddenly not quit since he had no chance of
they heard the sound of sirens and winning a medal.
police whistles coming into the
stadium. As they watched in He said simply: “My country did
amazement, one last runner made not send me to Mexico City to start
his way onto the track for the last the race, they sent me here to
lap of the 26 mile race. It was finish it!” What an attitude! He
John Stephen Akhwari of looked beyond the pain of the
Tanzania. moment and kept his eye on the
purpose for which he was there.
As he ran the 400-metre circuit,
people saw that his leg was Next month at the Olympics, China
bandaged and bleeding. He had will be full of athletes, all
determined to finish their race. As finish the race before us. To fulfil
Christians, we are also called to God’s particular calling for us.
Do you keep forgetting things?
As holidays approach, are you beginning to forget simple things? There is probably a
good reason – stress. You DO need that holiday!

Recent research has found that even a one-off stressful situation during a day at work
can lead to difficulty remembering simple things. This is because when the body is
exposed to acute stress, it releases a chemical that makes it more difficult to learn and
to form memories.

It has long been known that increased production of certain hormones caused by stress
over periods of weeks, months and years can affect the ability to remember. Now this
latest research from the University of California suggests that even one-off stressful
situations can have the same effect.

However, we don’t need the neuroscientists at the University of California to remind

us that “Stress is a constant in our lives and cannot be avoided.” So while they work
on developing drugs to fight this problem, we can be thankful for our holidays – and
the chance to chill out.

Why you should talk to yourself

Do you talk to yourself? Do you And a year-long study of 500
worry that you talk to yourself? people by Nottingham Trent
Well, don’t. Apparently it is NOT University has found that talking to
the first sign of madness, but is yourself ranks in the top three
actually very good for your brain methods of coping with the stress
and mental well-being. of commuting to work - along with
singing to yourself and humming to
New studies published in Early yourself.
Childhood Research Quarterly
have found that ‘self-talking’ can But while talking to yourself is
aid concentration, help solve good – be careful what you say!
problems and lift depressive Don’t discourage yourself or say
moods. 78 per cent of children things like: ‘I can’t.’ ‘I won’t.’ ‘I’m
performed simple tasks better not.’ It won’t help anyone – least
when they spoke to themselves of all - you!
than when they were silent.

Your life expectancy

Life expectancy in Britain has reached its highest level ever for men and women.
Boys and girls born now in Britain can expect on average to live to 76.9 and 81.3
years of age respectively.

Life expectancy is also at its highest for those who reached 65 between 2004 and
2006. Men who have reached 65 can expect to live for another 16.9 years, and
women for a further 19.7 years
How to fight those rising prices ££££
Petrol prices soaring, food prices up, and education costs spiralling out of sight...
while incomes are growing at the slowest rate for a quarter of a century.

No wonder we are all feeling the pinch. So here are ten ways to save some money:

1. Switch to supermarket own 6. Change all your light bulbs to

brands... it could reduce your bills by energy-efficient ones. Each one
a third over four months. reduces your electricity by £7 over a
2. Buy your fruit and veg at your local year. So ten bulbs could save you
market... where prices are about 30 per £20 in four months.
cent cheaper than a supermarket. 7. Only EVER boil as much water in
3. Switch off your TV set at night, and the kettle as you will need. Kettles
lights when you leave a room. You use a large amount of electricity.
could cut your electricity bill by 19 8. Never buy your favourite magazine
per cent. off the shelf. Take out a subscription
4. Go shopping for food after 7pm, – and save up to 80%!
when you will find that perishable 9. Cancel your credit card’s payment
goods are cut by as much as 70 per protection plan, and take out cheaper
cent. Buy them – and freeze them protection, which you can find on
until needed.
5. Beware expensive branded 10. Keep your tyres properly inflated.
medication. For example, own brand Lower tyre pressure means higher
paracetamol costs 39p, as opposed to petrol consumption.
the cheapest branded alternative – at

Rush hour drowns out dawn chorus

If you don’t like the noise of heavy traffic, you are not alone.
Neither do the birds. These days they are struggling to make
themselves heard above the racket.

They are doing their best: many robins in Sheffield now sing more at night than at
dawn. A study of nightingales has found that the birds of Berlin sing up to 14
decibels louder than their cousins in the forest. Great tits in some European cities
sing at a higher frequency than birds in the country, so that they can be heard above
the low-frequency rumble of cars, lorries and industry.

Birds sing to warn of danger, to attract a mate, and to mark out their territory. Sadly,
some of them can’t communicate above the urban clamour. Perhaps this explains
the drop in the number of orioles, cuckoos, great reed warblers and even the house
PILGRIM PLACES: Canterbury (part 2)
Augustine landed in Kent in 597AD and made his headquarters at Canterbury.
Ethelbert, King of Kent, had married Bertha, a Frankish Christian, and
although he was not a Christian, he allowed Bertha to practise her faith.

She had brought her chaplain, Bishop Liudhard, with her and they worshipped
at an old Christian site in Canterbury. There is good reason to believe that this
is the very place where St Martin’s Church stands today, almost certainly
named after Martin of Tours (died 397), the former soldier turned monk who
evangelised Gaul.

If this is indeed the site where Queen Bertha and later her husband Ethelbert
worshipped, then what a Christian heritage is here. Just think of it! In this year
of grace 2008 we can stand by St Martin’s Church and know that, without a
break, Trinitarian worship has been offered on this site for at least 1400 years!
That makes St Martin’s the oldest place of continuous worship in the land.

From Canterbury Augustine and his monks began their evangelism and in a
short time King Ethelbert professed the Christian faith and was baptised.
Ethelbert’s kingdom stretched as far north as the river Humber and he readily
gave permission to Augustine to carry the gospel across his kingdom.

Many pagans were converted to Christianity and while Bede’s story that
Augustine baptised ten thousand converts on one day is certainly an
exaggeration, there is no doubt that the work of evangelism made great

Augustine only lived a few years after his arrival in England. He died in
604/605, having been earlier consecrated Archbishop of Canterbury. That
made Augustine the first Archbishop of the English Church in a line that
stretches from Augustine to the present Archbishop, Rowan Williams.
Because Augustine had made Canterbury his headquarters and began
building a church there, Canterbury was known as his ‘seat.’ The Latin word
for ‘seat’ is cathedra, hence Canterbury Cathedral.

Down the centuries Canterbury Cathedral has reflected the tides of history in
the country. In the 12th century King Henry 11 took notice of a well-educated
young man who was an agent for the Archbishop, Theobald. The young
man’s name was Thomas Becket (1120-1170). Henry made him Lord
Chancellor of England and the two men became close friends.
When Theobald died Becket was made Archbishop in 1162. But if Henry
thought that Becket would do whatever the King wished he was soon
disappointed…Dr Herbert McGonigle, Senior Lecturer in Historical Theology, Church
History & Wesley Studies, Nazarene Theological College (continued next month)
25 July - St Christopher
The legend goes that Christopher was a Canaanite who lived in the 3rd century.
He was a giant of a man, of fearsome appearance. At first he decided to serve the
devil, but when he discovered that the devil was afraid of Christ and his Cross,
Christopher decided to serve Christ instead. A nearby hermit instructed
Christopher in the Christian faith, and assigned to him a place near a river:
Christopher’s job was to help travellers cross it safely.

All went well, and Christopher helped lots of people on their way until one day a
child came along, and asked to be carried across. Christopher put him on his back
and set off, but was soon staggering under the astonishing weight of this child.
The child then told him that he was in fact Jesus Christ, and that he carried the
weight of the whole world. The Christ- child then told Christopher to plant his
staff in the ground: the next day it bore flowers and dates – confirmation that the
child was indeed who he claimed to be.

After some time more of helping travellers cross the river, Christopher went to the
city of Lycia, where he preached the gospel with such success that the Roman
emperor (Decius?) had him arrested and imprisoned – especially when
Christopher refused to sacrifice to the gods. Two women sent into his cell to
seduce him came out converted Christians instead. So Christopher was beaten,
shot with arrows and finally beheaded.

Christopher has been well loved of the English down the centuries. Many wall-
paintings of him have been placed on the north wall of churches, opposite the
porch, so that he would be seen by all who entered. There was good reason for
this: as patron saint of travellers, it was believed that anyone who saw an image
of St Christopher would not die that day. As the ancient saying goes: ‘Behold St
Christopher and go thy way in safety’.

A kind of daily insurance policy against death – this was so good that St
Christopher became in due course the patron saint of motorists. There is even a
church in the Javel area of Paris where Citroen cars are made, that is dedicated to
St Christopher. In modern times, with the increase in air and motorway travel,
Christopher has remained popular. When in 1969 the Holy See reduced his feast
day, there was a sharp protest in several countries, led in Italy by a number of
popular film stars. If you ever travel in a taxi on the Continent, look out for a
little St Christopher hanging from the rear view mirror beside the driver. Now
you know why it is there!
A tourist attraction with a difference

If you like visiting old churches, and if you also like books, here is an idea for a
great day out this summer: why not head for London’s Westminster Abbey –
and the extraordinary book shop next door to it?

Church House Bookshop, situated in the heart of Westminster, is one of the

major independent Christian bookshops in the country. Thousands of people
visit each year, including many tourists from all over the world.

Church House Bookshop is the Hilton of Christian bookshops, and just the sort
of place you could browse in for hours – if not days. After all, it stocks 8,000
books that cover the whole spectrum of theological thought, churchmanship
and Christian experience.

For keen shoppers, there are also compact discs, wafers, sacrament candles,
church stationery, greetings cards and gift items on offer. Only your need for
caffeine will finally drive you out – and up the road to one of the many coffee
shops of Westminster.

If getting to London is too difficult, you can always ‘shop’ at Church House
Bookshop via its website and mail order department. Simply ring 020 7799
4064 or visit

The Church House Bookshop is managed by Melanie Tucker, whose team of

six work hard to offer a first class service to their thousands of customers.

So – next time you are near Westminster, head for the Abbey, and then next
door, to 31 Great Smith Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3BN. There you
will be most welcome!

Seven Ways to Change the World - Reviving Faith and Politics
By Jim Wallis, Lion Hudson, £8.99

Jim Wallis argues that politics has failed to solve the biggest issues of our time. There
is still extreme and needless poverty, global warming and environmental degradation,
terrorism and the endless cycle of violence, racism, human trafficking, health and
education, respect for human life and the crisis in families and parenting.

Whatever happened to the 'common good'? Writing out of a US context but applicable
to the wider world, Wallis urges the need for charting a new course and building the
kind of movements that change politics.

By Andrew Krivak, Darton, Longman and Todd, £12.95

This beautifully written memoir tells the story of one man’s search for his
religious calling—a search that led him to the Dominican Republic and Central
Europe, to Moscow and the South Bronx, and finally into married life with a
woman whose search for God coincided with his own.

In 1990 Andrew Krivak - poet, yacht rigger, ocean lifeguard, student of the
classics - entered the Society of Jesus. The heart of Jesuit training is the Long
Retreat, thirty days of silence and prayer in which the Jesuit novice reflects on
the gospels and tests his desire for the priesthood.

For Krivak, eight years of Jesuit formation turned out to be a long retreat in its
own right, as he tested all his desires - for poetry, for travel, for independence,
for love - against the pledge to do all “for the greater glory of God.”

And in this deeply affecting book the long retreat becomes a pattern for our
own spiritual lives, enabling us to embrace our desire for solitude and
perspective in our own circumstances, the way Krivak has in his new life as a
husband, father, and writer.

The search for God is finally the search for oneself, St. Augustine wrote.
Krivak’s story pushes past the awful stories of scandal in the Catholic Church
to reveal why a modern, forward-looking man would yearn to be a priest.
Unlike those stories, it has a happy ending - one in which we can recognise

Threshold of Light - Daily Readings from the Celtic Tradition

Edited by A M Allchin and Esther de Waal, Darton Longman & Todd, £3.50

‘He is the God of heaven and earth, of sea and rivers, of sun and moon and
stars, of the lofty mountains and the lowly valley, the God above heaven and
under heaven.’

This delightful book draws on one of our richest native spiritual traditions, the
Celtic heritage, and presents extracts from Irish, Welsh and Scottish sources
in a form suitable for daily meditation.

The Celts had an extraordinarily clear spiritual vision, born of close association
with nature. They thought in vivid images: making a fire, the wind in the wood,
the song of the birds, the white waves of the sea. Yet the sense of light and
the sense of incarnation which runs through so much Celtic writing is only
possible because of its recognition of the dark of sin and evil, and also its
acknowledgement of the power of the cross of the resurrection.
Bibles – made in China!

30 years ago the Bible was banned Last December its 50 millionth
in China, but now China has one of Bible was produced.
the biggest Bible factories in the
world. And a new, expanded About 55,000 churches distribute
printing facility is soon to make the Bibles that come off Amity’s
China’s ancient capital, Nanjing, production lines.
the Bible centre of the world. Some are free and all are made
affordable. A pocket edition of the
The Amity Printing Company – a Bible costs about 68p and Chinese
joint venture with the Bible Christians can receive the full-size
Societies – will be producing 23 Bible at a subsidised cost of £1.16.
Bibles every minute to keep up
with growing demand for the Bible Bible Society plays a key role. ‘We
in China. feel really supported by faithful
people who’ve raised funds to buy
In 2007 it printed six million paper here,’ Peter explained. ‘If
Bibles. Since the new press you want to help place a Bible in
opened in May that will leap to a China, then giving money to buy
potential 12 million – most of paper is the best thing to do.’ More
which will be distributed details from:
throughout China. or
call 0845 9272120


Are you a Skier? That is – someone who is Spending the Kids’

Instead of staying at home with a packing a big punch out there in

blanket and slippers, many of the the marketplace.
older generation have become
Skiers - keen, sophisticated No wonder that L’Oreal has used
shoppers whose grey pound is Jane Fonda, 69, as the face of its
TV advertising. Or that Marks &
Spencer uses 58-year-old Twiggy
to sell its clothes. Or that Saga, Says one expert: “The blue-rinse
which caters for the over-50s, has brigade is being replaced by the
seen operating profits more than evergreen shopper – those
treble in the last five years – to consumers who want to stay young
£130m. both physically and emotionally.”

St. Anne’s, Beeley

Flowers & Brasses
6 July 9.30am Holy Communion Miss Abell
13 July 9.30am Holy Communion 6pm Evensong Mrs M Fearn
20 July 9.30am Holy Communion " "
27 July 9.30am Holy Communion 5.30pm Songs of Praise at St. Peter’s
Mrs Homer
3 Aug 9.30am Holy Communion " "

St. Peter’s, Edensor

6 July 10.30am Holy Communion Mr & Mrs Jackson
13 July 10.30am Holy Communion Mr & Mrs Machin
Celebrant Clive Thrower
20 July 10.30am Matins R B Wardle/Joan Davies
27 July 10.30am Holy Communion R S Sherwood/Diana Walters
5.30pm Songs of Praise (Joint Service with Beeley)Mr & Mrs Flemming
3 Aug 10.30am Holy Communion R A Gray/J Bowns
Coffee Cleaning Flowers
6 July Mr & Mrs Sherwood Mrs Sherwood/Mrs Kembery Diana Walters
13 July Mrs Bradshaw ----------------------------- " "
20 July Mrs Cooper/Mrs Clarke Mrs Davies/Mrs Walters Vilna Kembery
27 July Pat Cree ------------------------------- " "
3 Aug Mrs Mather Mrs Machin/Mrs Thomas Wedding Flowers

Readings at St. Peter’s

Epistle Gospel Reader
6 July Romans 7.15-25a Matthew 11.16-19,25-30 Joan Davies
Trinity 7 “Come unto me…”
13 July Isaiah 55.10-13 Matthew 13.1-9, 18-23 Christine Robinson
Trinity 8The Parable of the Sower
20 July Matthew 13.24-30, 26-43 Doreen Gaynor
Trinity 9 The Parable of the Sower
27 July I Kings 3.5-12 Matthew 13.31-33,44-52 Molly Marshall
Trinity 10 More Parables
3 Aug Isaiah 55.1-5 Matthew 14.13-21 Diana Walters
Trinity 11 Feeding the thousands
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