January – February 1964
Thanks – we are very grateful to Mrs Morgan for the gift last year of a pair of beautiful silver vases. We shall keep these for use in the new church and meanwhile we use them on festivals in the temporary building.
February – March 1964
Mr G Durow resigns as verger and replaced by Mr R Marsden
Tenders for the new church are being prepared and should be ready for submission to contractors by March.
March – April 1964
Mr W Hawley was appointed Vicar’s Warden and Mr B Skinner was appointed People’s Warden, for his services during many years of office.
Thanks was made to Mrs E Beardsley for playing the organ. This was a temporary arrangement.
April – May 1964
May – June 1964
The church council arranged a coach party for members of the Sunday School and any parents who wanted to accompany them on Saturday June 20th to Castleton and Buxton.
June – July 1964
Mrs R Martin had been delivering the magazine in Mapperley for a very long time. Mrs B Skinner has now taken over.
July – August 1964
Tenders for demolition of the old church and building of the new one are in the hands of a number of contractors.
October – November 1964
Now that the old church has gone and we are waiting for work to begin on the new one, the time has come to take the churchyard in hand.
November – December 1964
Tenders have been submitted from building contractors for the building of a new church. Our architect has advised the acceptance of the lowest priced tender which came from Messrs. Arthur Holmes and Sons Ltd, Derby. The contract will soon be signed.
December – January 1965
January – February 1965
Confirmation 1964 – Four girls were confirmed in December 1964 and made their first communion on Christmas Day. They are :
February – March 1965
Rebuilding of the church – the foundations are now laid. There is a large concrete platform as an additional precaution again subsidence.
March – April 1965
Mrs Martin – The death of Ruth Ann Martin at the age of 79 years has taken from the village a friend of us all, and a convinced and happy Christian. She had a devotion to the church, which she attended and supported in every way until her death. Her patience and kindness are a constant example to our young people of how to grow old in Christian faith and hope. We shall miss her very much.
May – June 1965
We send our congratulations to the Mapperley football team on their enterprise in arranging a continental visit during the Easter holiday, and their success in beating their opponents.
October – November 1965
November - December 1965
The Women’s Institute donated a flowering cherry tree for the churchyard