Welcome to the website for the churches of Atlow, Bradley, Hognaston, Hulland and Kniveton. We are a group of five village churches whose aim is to love and serve God and our communities.
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Rector's Ramblings:  Dip in, Dip out, Pop in, Pop up!

One of the features of modern day life is busyness.  Life seems so much more busy than it ever used to be.  That can impact on various aspects of life: from work, to home, to hobbies, clubs and church.  People find it more difficult to commit to things on a regular basis or for a long period of time.

For example, I recently made a "guest appearance" with the Ashbourne Town Band at one of their concerts.  I managed to have three rehearsals with them before the concert itself.  I really enjoyed playing my trombone after not having played it for many years, and I would love to continue playing with the band.  But... when I look at my diary I know that I cannot commit to two rehearsals a week plus the events that they play at during the year.

Some people may feel the same about some church services or prayer meetings.  If they can't commit to going most weeks, they feel that they shouldn't go at all. They worry what others might think if they only go once every four or five weeks.

In our Benefice we've recently begun something called Pop-up Prayer.  You may have seen pop-up shops that appear for a few days and then move on to somewhere else.  Well, Pop-up Prayer is similar.  Each week we meet in a different venue, on a different day and at a different time.  It is advertised each week in the Pews News and on the Benefice website.  The idea being that if people find it difficult to commit to a particular day and time, they will hopefully be able to come along to some of these meetings when they fall at a convenient time.

So far, it seems to be working!  We rarely have the same group of people each week which means that from across the Benefice there are now more people gathering to pray together than there were before.  If you live in the Hulland Benefice and haven't been along yet - why not give it a try?  If you live elsewhere, might it work for you too?

Do you want to pray?  Pop in to a Pop-Up!

Rev Phil Michell

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Future Events

Mon Feb 26 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Lent Lunch
Tue Feb 27 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Lent Course
Wed Feb 28 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Mothers' Union Meeting
Mon Mar 05 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Lent Lunch
Tue Mar 06 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Lent Course
Wed Mar 07 @ 1:15PM - 01:45PM
Funeral of Raymond Denning
Fri Mar 09 @ 7:30PM - 08:30PM
Quiz night
Mon Mar 12 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Lent Lunch
Mon Mar 12 @ 7:15PM - 09:00PM
Deanery Synod - making your buildings work - loos and shops
Tue Mar 13 @ 1:00PM - 01:30PM
Memorial Service for Richard Edminson
Tue Mar 13 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Lent Course
Wed Mar 14 @10:15AM - 11:15AM
Hulland Home Communion
Wed Mar 14 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Funeral of Flora Dawkins
Wed Mar 14 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Atlow APCM
Thu Mar 15 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Messy Church meeting
Sat Mar 17 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Hognaston Church Coffee Morning
Sat Mar 17 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Hulland Spring Fair
Mon Mar 19 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Lent Lunch
Tue Mar 20 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Hulland School Easter Service at Church
Tue Mar 20 @12:00PM - 12:30PM
Mid Day Med