May 2019

1st – May Day

6th – Early Spring Bank Holiday

8th – 6:15pm – Friends of St Mary’s Churchyard Meeting
7:00pm – PCC Meeting
Both meetings in the Cantelupe Centre

12th – Sunday Lunch
NB revised date due to Bank Holiday weekend

The regular monthly get together at the Sir John Warren after the 10:00am service for lunch. Mainly aimed at those who would normally eat alone but everyone is welcome.

12th to 18th – Christian Aid Week
Helping pregnant women in Africa.

14th – Saint Matthias the Apostle

15th – Centenary of Edith Cavell’s State Funeral
Shot at dawn by the Germans on 12th October 1915 she was buried in Belgium. Repatriated and following the State Funeral in Westminster Abbey she was reburied in Norwich on 19th May.

25th – Installation of the Rt Revd Libby Lane as Bishop of Derby
The Very Revd Dr Stephen Hance, Dean of Derby, has announced the installation of the Rt Revd Libby Lane as Bishop of Derby will take place at 2.30pm in Derby Cathedral.

25th – The Venerable Bede
Monk at Jarrow, Scholar, Historian, 735

25th – Friends of St Mary’s Churchyard Working Party – 10am

26th – Rogation Sunday
The day when the Church has traditionally offered prayer for God’s blessings on the fruits of the earth and the labours of those who produce our food.

27th – Spring Bank Holiday

30th – Joan of Arc

In 1426, 14 year-old Joan heard heavenly voices calling her to ‘save France’ from the English. Obeying the call she rode at the head of the French Army but was captured, sold to the English and burnt at the stake as a heretic in 1431. She was beatified in April 1909 in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris which, as we all know, was ravaged by fire in April this year.

30th – Ascension Day

31st – The Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth