COMING UP - EVENTS AND SERVICES
THE CHURCH CLOCK Many Barlborough residents noticed that for months the church clock was stuck at around ten minutes to six, and for some the absence of the regular striking of the time was disappointing. In June professional clock menders were called in from Derby, and they got it going again. For a week or so all seemed well, and for one neighbour at least, the sound of the strike of quarters and hours once again gave a welcome rhythm to the work of her gardening day. Sadly the repair was not permanent, and the clock and the strike both stopped.
UPDATE The Derby team returned and concluded that a fault with the strike mechanism was interfering with the workings of the clock. So the clock is now going again, but without the strike. A local team is now planning the necessary repair to restore the strike without stopping the clock. Watch this space!
NEW YEAR, NEW SOUND, GREAT NEWS - THE CLOCK IS STILL GOING, AND THE STRIKE MECHANISM HAS BEEN REPAIRED, THANKS TO THE SKILLS OF A LOCAL TECH EXPERT.
21st –24th July 2018 Barlborough Festival of Pilgrimage: St James the Greater Patronal Festival.
The Flower Festival took place over the weekend of
our Patronal Festival and this year the theme was Pilgrimage.
Our new Rector moved in to the rectory in April, and was inducted and installed to the benefice on the 30th.
If you want to know more about Rev'd Bryony Taylor, her previous career, interests and skills, you can read her letter to our parishes by clicking here. She also has a blog at bryonytaylor.com.
St James Choir is widely respected around the Derby diocese, and is open to new singers with or without previous experience of choral singing. Juniors and tenors are especially welcome. (If you don't know what range your voice falls into, the director of the choir will be happy to advise you).
For further information click on the following link :- Choir Information
Barlborough Heritage Centre
The Centre is at The Old
Victorian School House, 1 Ward Lane, Barlborough. S43 4JD Telephone 01246
810100 and is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.00am-1.00pm, and Saturdays 9.00am-12.00
Barlborough Heritage Centre is helping local
people complete their family tree. Heritage Project Manager Tony Bak has many
years of experience and has many successes. It does not matter if your family
did not originate from Barlborough. The Heritage Centre is a facility for the
whole community to use and has access to many resources. We have created a
small Local Studies Library with comfy seating area where you can sit and
browse. There is full disabled access plus parking. Tony is available Tues and Thursday 8.30 till 11.30 and Saturday 9am till 12 noon. The Heritage Centre
is run as a charity and admission is Free. We hold an excellent photo archive.
Tony can be contacted on 01246 810100 or email
St James Choir is affiliated to the Royal School of Choral Music. We are within the Derbyshire RSCM area and you can find out more about their activities and performances here. If you are interested in joining the choir, read an Information Sheet about it by clicking here.