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Stanley Common Methodist Church Closure

Stanley Common Methodist Church Closure taken from The Stanleys magazine of December 2002

 

Methodist

Article relating to the closure of the chapel and move to UCAS (United Church of All Saints)
Taken from The Stanleys magazine of Feb 2003


 

Notice
Grateful thanks to Brian Steele for providing this copy.
It was found inside a bible given to him by his Aunt May Wint of the sweet shop, Mapperley in about 1961

 

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Stanley Parish Magazine 1895

The Register

BAPTISMS. - October 27th, Annie, daughter of Selina Bacon, Stanley Common;
Harriet, daughter of Thomas and Mary Cresswell, Stanley Common;
Laura, daugher of Joseph and Elizabeth Sarah Bacon, Stanley Common.

MARRIAGE, - October 16th, Robert Barton Evans to Ann Whitby.


Harvest Festival

The chief event to be recorded during the month just past is our Harvest Festival, which was held on Sunday, October 13th. Large congregations assembled in our little Parish Church on that day, to offer up their thanks and praise to Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, for all the blessings Pie has bestowed upon us in connection with another year's harvest.

At the first service of the day—the Celebration of the Holy Communion - which is, after all, the greatest service that we can offer - it was gratifying to see a rather larger attendance than usual; and we trust that those who were present at that early service realised to the full one meaning, at any rate, of the words, "Those that seek Me early shall find Me." Morning - Prayer was said at 10.30, when the church was filled in every part, the preacher being the Rev. W. Blurton, vicar of Kirk Hallam. Evensong followed at 6.30, but long before that hour the church presented the appearance of being full; and by the time the service commenced every available corner was occupied, many being unable to find a seat. The preacher at this service was the Rev. F. Utterson, vicar of St. Anne's, Derby, who had previously visited and preached at Stanley about thirty years ago.

The services were very bright and hearty, and the special anthem was sung by the choir with great taste and vigour.
The collections throughout the day (which were on behalf of the Church expenses) amounted to £3 10s., which was not quite so much as last year.

The church, with its decorations of fruit, flowers, corn, &c., looked very picturesque, the chancel-screen again adding greatly to the general appearance of the building, and was much admired. Many thanks are due to those who gave their time and loving labour in the work of decorating, and also to those who sent of their produce for the adornment of God's House, and for the benefit of the poor suffering ones in the Derby Infirmary.


Church Expenses

It is proposed, if funds will permit, to endeavour to make some improvement in the heating of the church during the winter months. And, with this object in view, it was hoped that the collections at the harvest festival would have reached a somewhat larger amount.


The United Church of All Saints, Stanley Common
WHM - Feb 2006

The building is a simple, unimposing but nicely proportioned brick and slate church set back behind a neat lawn and a Hawthorne hedge on the south side of Belper Road, Stanley Common. Substantially finished as the First World War was starting. All Saints had to wait for peacetime to get its vestry, which was erected as a memorial to those from the village who had given their lives in the conflict. It was a newcomer on the local church scene, built as a daughter church for St. Andrew’s at Stanley at a time when the village was growing to accommodate local coal mining development; no fewer than three Methodist chapels already thrived along Belper Road.

The church today is both Anglican and Methodist, a local ecumenical partnership which is to be formally inaugurated on the nineteenth of this month. That will be the third anniversary of the closure of the last of those three Methodist churches (Stanley Common, formerly Smalley Common Methodist, then exactly one hundred years old), when we locked the doors for the last time and walked in procession down the road to the All Saints building to share it as a single congregation - The United Church of All Saints.

We have a regular congregation of about thirty meeting for worship services, staffed (more or less) alternately by the Anglican Benefice and the Methodist Circuit; we have a thriving Mothers’ Union branch, a monthly craft group and a house fellowship group, all of which have Methodist and Anglican membership. Our village C of E Primary School links with us through governors, clergy input and the use of the building for special services, concerts and RE lessons. Last Easter we had the pleasure of presenting the school with the rosewood cross which used to hang in the chapel schoolroom - it now hangs in the reception area helping to announce the school’s Christian vision.

UCASAs we become legally one new church to serve our village community, we have fresh challenges ahead. Convinced that the village needs a church which is open through the week, we are working hard on plans to make the west end of the building into a multi-use room and to add toilet, kitchen and storage space in an easily accessed entrance porch extension; we’re also working hard to put together the funding to make it possible. One day we hope to see the place buzzing with life on weekdays - school run drop-in, coffee mornings, health related groups - in fact, to be making a fresh contribution to the total health and well-being of Stanley Common.

We’ll try to keep you posted!

 

Down Your Way in the MMA (Mission & Ministry Area)

by Rev'd Simon White taken from The Stanley Magazine of May 2006


As promised in last month’s clergy letter, here’s the first of our thumbnail sketches of the churches which make up the West Erewash MMA. This article will appear in all the parish magazines of the area. Welcome to...

The United Church of All Saints, Stanley Common

The building is a simple, unimposing but nicely proportioned brick and slate church set back behind a neat lawn and a Hawthorne hedge on the south side of Belper Road, Stanley Common. Substantially finished as the First World War was starting, All Saints had to wait for peacetime to get its vestry, which was erected as a memorial to those from the village who had given their lives in the conflict. It was a newcomer on the local church scene, built as a daughter church for St. Andrew’s at Stanley at a time when the village was growing to accommodate local coal mining development; no fewer than three Methodist chapels already thrived along Belper Road.

The church today is both Anglican and Methodist, a local ecumenical partnership which is to be formally inaugurated on the nineteenth of this month. That will be the third anniversary of the closure of the last of those three Methodist churches (Stanley Common, formerly Smalley Common Methodist, then exactly one hundred years old), when we locked the doors for the last time and walked in procession down the road to the All Saints building to share it as a single congregation - The United Church of All Saints.

We have a regular congregation of about thirty meeting for worship services staffed (more or less) alternately by the Anglican benefice and the Methodist circuit; we have a thriving Mothers’ Union branch, a monthly craft group and a house fellowship group, all of which have Methodist and Anglican membership. Our village C of E Primary School links with us through governors, clergy input and the use of the building for special services, concerts and RE lessons. Last Easter we had the pleasure of presenting the school with the rosewood cross which used to hang in the chapel schoolroom - it now hangs in the reception area helping to announce the school’s Christian vision.

As we become legally one new church to serve our village community we have fresh challenges ahead. Convinced that the village needs a church which is open through the week, we are working hard on plans to make the west end of the building into a multi­use room and to add toilet, kitchen and storage space in an easily accessed entrance porch extension; we’re also working hard to put together the funding to make it possible. One day we hope to see the place buzzing with life on weekdays - school run drop-in, coffee mornings, health related groups - in fact, to be making a fresh contribution to the total health and well-being of Stanley Common.

 

It is not great talents that God blesses, so much as great likeness to Jesus.

Robert Murray Cheyne

We'll try to keep you posted!


Stanley Common

Auction
Sincere thanks to Michael Hotter for this poster - July 2019


Magic Lantern Entertainment

On Tuesday evening, October 29th, a magic lantern entertainment was given in the schoolroom, at Stanley Common, by the Rev. J. M. Mello, M.A., vicar of Mapperley, who kindly exhibited a series of 100 views, illustrating a tour on the Continent, embracing most of the objects of interest in Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy.

There was a crowded attendance, and all appeared thoroughly to enjoy the beautiful scenes thrown upon the screen, and Mr. Mello's most instructive description of the various places illustrated.

The entertainment, which was a most successful one, was brought to a close by the exhibition of a set of comical slides, which had been provided by Mr. Spencer for the amusement of the young people, but, judging by the loud roars of laughter which they evoked, we are inclined to think, that others enjoyed giving play to their risible faculties besides the boys and girls who were present. The proceeds of the entertainment were to defray the expenses connected with the Evening Continuation School held last winter.


Hospital Sunday

Collections will be made on Sunday, Nov. 10, on behalf of the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary. Stanley every year receives very considerable benefit from this, noble institution; let us therefore do our; best in contributing liberally to support it in its useful work.


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