What we do Farming community support Agricultural Chaplaincy Updates Updates for farmers Alan Griggs keeps in touch with the farming community across Derbyshire in many different ways. He regularly attends the Livestock Market in Bakewell, he joins in with the social group meetings in the north and south of the country and he makes visits to farms. He has even been known to help out with the milking and assisting with some shepherding. Social Media In addition to Alan and his wider team of Stella, Emily and the growing number of volunteers getting out and about, they are also dipping their toe into the big wide world of social media. They can be 'followed' and 'liked' through the accounts below. Alan is on Twitter: @AlanGriggs8 Emily is on Twitter: @EmilyBrailsford and also Instagram: DerbysYFChaplain We also have the general Rural Action Derbyshire accounts: Twitter: @RuralActionDerb and on Facebook: RuralActionDerbyshire. Updates direct to your door Twice a year Alan sends out a newsletter to farms throughout the High Peak, Derbyshire Dales, Amber Valley and South Derbyshire. Copies of these can be accessed by clicking the links below. In 2019 the format changed from a letter to an A5 booklet. If you would like to receive a copy direct, please contact Alan direct and he will get your details added to our distribution list. June 2019 Autumn 2018 Spring 2018 Harvest Festival Each year Alan organises a Harvest Festival at the Livestock Market in Bakewell. This is a lovely services with many guests to provide a musical and interesting service and is enjoyed by a growing audience each year. Click here for details of the 2019 event on 27th October. Art Sale & Auction This year (2019) sees the 3rd Annual Charity Art Sale & Auction take place on Monday 29th July at Bakewell market. A selection of art and cards will be available to view or buy and there is an auction of painting by Lesley Griggs. For more information, click here. Christmas Carol Service He also organises a very festive (and sometimes rather chilly) carol service, also in Bakewell in the main auction ring at the market. This is always well attended and is a great change to celebrate and be thankful. More details can be found here. If you would like to be added to the circulation list for Alan's letter, please contact us by filling in a 'Contact Us' form or emailing [email protected] or call Alan on 07710 088 972.