Churches in the ABC:
Anglican - Parish of All Saints' Bakewell with St Anne's, Over Haddon
ABC - The Association of Bakewell Christians
Association of Bakewell Christians' Good Friday Service in Bath Gardens, Bakewell
The Association was formed in 1966 by lay members of the Anglican, Methodist, Roman Catholic and Quaker communities in Bakewell who had the vision to see opportunities for co-operation and united witness in the town.
A statement of purpose and an Association prayer were adopted -
We are an association of Christians of all the churches in Bakewell, who are praying and working for unity, and wherever possible bearing witness in unity.
Our prayer is:
Almighty God, who desires all peoples to be in one flock, grant that the prayers of all Christians may be rewarded with that unity which is in accordance with your will.
The Association publishes a monthly magazine, Good News, containing both church and community interest and information, which is distributed to over 600 homes in the town.
A committee, which includes the clergy and has representatives of all the denominations, meets regularly to plan a range of activities during the year and to promote ecumenical thinking.
Contact: ABC Chairman Deacon Dr David Clark (01629 810172); ABC Secretary Joan Carr (01629 826776)
This information was provided by Ian Green.
The page was last updated 24 April 2016 by the Bakewell Methodist Church webmaster.