October 2019

1st – Licensing Service for Revd. Andrew Baguley
Revd. Baguley will be licensed as Priest-in-Charge of St. Mary’s and St. John’s Churches by the Bishop of Derby assisted by the Archdeacon of Derby. Service in St. Mary’s to start at 7:30 pm.

1st – Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury, 1885

3rd – National Poetry Day
Founded in 1994 by British philanthropist & publisher
William Sieghart

4th – Francis of Assisi
Friar, Deacon, Founder of the Friars Minor, 1226

6th – Animal Welfare Sunday
Animal Welfare Sunday is always the nearest Sunday
to St Francistide

6th – Grandparents’ Day in the UK
As with Mothering Sunday and Mother’s Day which are celebrated in different months in the UK and the USA, Grandparents’ Day in America is celebrated in September.

6th – Sunday Lunch
The monthly gathering at the Sir John Warren for a meal together and Christian fellowship after the 10:00am service.

10th – Thomas Traherne
Poet, Spiritual Writer, 1674

12th – Elizabeth Fry
Prison Reformer, 1845

12th – Edith Cavell
Nurse, 1915

13th – Edward the Confessor
King of England, 1066

14th – Donation
North African Christian Martyr

16th to 19th  –  Charter Fair
The 767th anniversary .of Ilkeston’s annual Fair in
the Market Place.

18th – St Luke the Evangelist

27th – Clocks go back at 2.00am

27th – Bible Sunday
The day to thank God for the precious gift of His word.

26th – Alfred the Great
King of the West Saxons, scholar, 899

26th – Friends of St Mary’s Churchyard Working Party – 10am

28th – Simon & Jude

31st – Martin Luther
Reformer, 1546

31st – All Hallows Eve