January 2020

25th – Chinese New Year (The Year of the Rat)
A rat-themed lantern procession will take place from the Erewash Museum to the Market Place led by the Seven Star Lion Dance between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.

25th – The Conversion of St Paul

25th – Burns Night
Commemorating the life of Robert Burns, born on January 25th, 1759. The traditional Burns Night Supper consists of haggis, neeps (turnips) and tatties (potatoes).

26th – World Leprosy Sunday

27th – Holocaust Memorial Day

February 2020

2nd – Candlemas – Presentation of Christ in the Temple

2nd – Sunday Lunch
Our monthly gathering after the 10:00am service for a meal together at the Sir John Warren. Everyone welcome.

3rd – Anskar – Archbishop of Hamburg
Missionary in Denmark and Sweden, 865.

6th – The Martyrs of Japan
Twenty-six Christian missionaries and followers who were executed by crucifixion on February 5, 1597, at Nagasaki for being more loyal to Jesus than the Shogunate.

14th – Valentine’s Day

14th to 21st – National Nest Box Week
Aimed at encouraging everyone to put up nest boxes in their local area in order to promote and enhance biodiversity and conservation of our breeding birds and wildlife.

15th – Sigfrid, Bishop
Apostle of Sweden, 1045.

15th – Thomas Bray
Priest, Founder of the SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge) and the SPG (Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts ), 1730.

23rd – Church Action On Poverty Sunday

23rd – Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna
Martyr, c.155

24th – Matthias the Apostle

25th – Shrove Tuesday

26th – Ash Wednesday

29th – Oswald
The Saint for Leap Year