Easter at St Mary’s Church Cromford

The celebration of Easter at St Mary’s Church was certainly an exceptional time. On Good Friday we had a reflective time, with a service a 2.00pm, and a walk with the cross to the Cromford Memorial grounds. The weather was awful with pouring rain and seemed to echo the darkness of Good Friday. On Easter Saturday St Mary’s hosted a superb Wedding Celebration for Elizabeth James and William Joseph Power. Liz and Will have attended our church for several months and it has been great to meet with them and share our worship. They had organised an inspiring group of musical family and friends who played and sang for everyone to join with them and we all appreciated this very much. Gus and Ellie … [Read more...]

New lighting project at St Mary’s

In February, St Mary’s Church completed the new lighting project to illuminate the wonderful wall paintings that were commissioned to celebrate Queen Victoria’s 60th Jubilee in 1897. It has been thought for some time that the murals would benefit from a new lighting system and after many enquiries by Dr Michael Wilderspin (ex officio) and the PCC, it was decided that a local company Tor Electrical would be chosen to do the work. Tim and the team comprising of Mickey, Johnny and Steve erected scaffolding, and arranged for a “cherry picker” to be driven into the church to enable access to the high roof trusses where the lighting was to be installed. All went well and the church looks … [Read more...]