Games & Pastimes Celebration

On January 8th, Games & Pastimes celebrated their third anniversary with a splendid cake depicting some of their favourite activities.

G&P 3rd ann'y
G&P cake
G&P groups



BB nativity

Boys' Brigade Carol Service - nativity scene

Carols at the Cross

Christmas Eve - traditional Coal Aston carols on the village green

Christmas Day

On Christmas Day


Cascade of Poppies


To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, members of the church created a cascade of poppies which was unveiled by the Mayor of Dronfield on November 3rd. Specially commemorated were the seven men from Coal Aston who lost their lives in the war.

Poppies 1  
Poppies 4Poppies 3  
Poppies 4  

Harvest Festival, September 7th

Harvest gifts 2018

Gifts for the Cathedral Archer project


Garden award

Garden award


Covenant Service, September 16th

James arrival

Rev James arrives for his first service at Coal Aston.


Table-top sale

Table-top sale Sylvia & Roger


Dave's last service at Coal Aston, July 15th

After the service, Margaret presented Dave with gifts from the congregation. These included access to London art galleries, theatres and cinemas; a photobook of Dave's time in Coal Aston; and silver crosses specially made for Dave and Kristin by Stephen Anderson, with the words of the Lord's Prayer engraved in minute letters at the centre.


Margaret & Dave Silver cross


Dave & photobook 2


Claire and Mark's wedding

At car
In car
Sue & bridesmaids


Plant Sale, May 19

On the morning of the Royal Wedding, Union Jacks mingled with plants in the Community Garden.

Plant S 1  
Plant S 2Plant S 3  
Plant S 4  
Plant S 5  


Coffee morning and lunch, 28th April

"The crew"



Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday



Sylvia's baptism at the morning service on Sunday 18th March was a happy occasion.
  Sylvia S 1  
Sylvia S 2


Spring Fair

On 17th March at the Village Hall, the wintry conditions outside contrasted with cheerful smiles within.

Spring Fair 1
Spring Fair 2
Spring Fair 3
Spring Fair 4


Valentine Lunch

The delicious lunch on February 17th was enhanced by charming waitress service, much appreciated by the diners.

V lunch 1
V lunch 2
V lunch 3
V lunch 4


Reception into membership

The morning service of February 4th saw Gemma being received into church membership.

Gemma with Dave Gemma with Y and K

Gemma and Dave

Gemma with Yvonne and Ken


Boys' Brigade Carol Service, Decenber 18th 

On this night Anchor boys and girls presented a beautiful nativity and the Singing Group gave a moving rendering of “Born in the Night” and “His Love”. These were just two of the highlights of this lovely service, which included a short address from Danny Baker, the Battalion Chaplain.

BB Carols congregation Danny Baker
BB nativity 2017


Coal Aston United Churches Choir Concert

Early in December the choir, conducted by Mrs Muriel Stonehewer, delighted us with a performance of the cantata Winter’s Grace, by Joseph Martin.

CA United Churches Choir concert

Autumn Fair

The Autumn Fair, held on Nov.18th in the Village Hall, was buzzing from the word go.

Autumn Fair 1 Autumn Fair 3
Autumn Fair 4 Autumn Fair 2


Pie & Pea Quiz Night

S C & M
Quiz night


Garden Party

The garden party started rather wet. . .

but the hoop-la was popular.

Plant stall Hoop-la

So was Roger's scary apparatus . . .

and refreshments were all the more welcome.

Roger Refreshments


Salmon and Strawberries

The Salmon & Strawberry Lunch on August 19th was much enjoyed by all who came. 



Strawberries Lunch


Tea at 213

Tea at 213 1 Tea at 213 2
Tea at 213 3 Tea at 213 4


Congratulations, Katie & Barnaby!

B&K outside church
B&K - bench


Eyam Barn


In April, a contingent from the Boys' Brigade went camping near Eyam.


At the barn          

  BB Eyam Barn 1
BB Eyam Barn 2   BB Eyam Barn 3




Out and about    

  BB Eyam Barn 4
BB Eyam Barn 5   BB Eyam Barn 6