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Dates for your Diary

You can find a full diary here.


Church open daily + 2022 services
Since Monday 20th September 2021, St Leonard’s is open every day from 10:00 to 15:00.
You can view or download details of services and other St Leonard’s events for December here. All the churches in the White Peak and Yourlgreave Benefices now post their services to the website A Church Near You and details are already there right through to the end of 2022.
Full details of all things to do with St Leonard’s are on the church’s page here.

Fantastic Macmillan coffee morning
The Macmillan coffee morning on 1st November at the Bull’s Head raised an amazing £1600! A huge thank you to everyone who donated and everyone who helped out.

Pie and Peas
The pub will hold its annual Pie and Peas evening on Thursday 17th November, starting at 17:00. You can choose from suet or shortcrust pastry for your meat&potato pie, served with mushy peas, mashed swede, pickled red cabbage and crusty bread to mop up! There’s Homity Pie available too. Takeout and delivery can be arranged.
The cost is £12.50, of which £2 will be donated to St Leonard’s.

WPW goodbye
With great regret, the White Peak Walk committee has decided to hold no more walks. After over thirty years of hard work, raising a staggering £75,000 for village causes and a few associated charities, the committee members have decided to retire. They’ve written a farewell letter which you can read or download here.

Free grants to make homes more energy efficient
Low-income households in the Derbyshire Dales can apply now for free grants to make their property more energy efficient. The council is currently focusing on Dales properties that don’t have a mains gas connection. If you know someone who might benefit from this, please point them to the District Councils’s website. In particular, this page has more information and details on how to apply.

New Mobile Library dates
The County Council has released the timetable for the mobile library service from August to early November. You can find the Monyash dates in our Diary here and full details from the Council on their Mobile Library webpage here.

Old Wells Dressing photos
We’ve kindly been sent photos of the Adults’ Well Dressings from 1978 and 2013. We’re always happy to get more old Wells Dressing photos so if you have any you’d be willing to share (suitably credited, of course), please let us know. We’ve also added 2022 pictures. Check out our Well Dressing pages for details.

Ukraine. Hope, and Unchanging Truth
The church shares “A new light arrives”, a poem from Gideon Heugh, who writes for Tearfund and is a poet and environmentalist. You can read or download it here.

Invasion of Ukraine
The church draws our attention to the joint statement from Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell, who have condemned the Russian attack on Ukraine as “an act of great evil”. Their statement in full is on this page on the Church of England website.
Visit the St Leonard’s page here for more details on our church’s reaction.

Pilates on Tuesdays
Pilates classes continue on Tuesday evenings from 18:00-19:00 in Monyash Village Hall. Thanks to everyone for their continued support.  There’s a flyer that you can view or download here.

Old news

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