ALFRETON: Snow scuppers church services

Sunday services at Methodist churches in the Alfreton area were cancelled because of the wintry conditions.

A number of churches in the Borders Mission Circuit stayed closed following heavy snowfalls at the weekend.

A church officer said: ““We cancelled services for safety reasons – we didn’’t want anyone hurting themselves by falling on the snow – and because of the distances some preachers would have had to have travelled to take services.””

The circuit is made up of churches in the former South Normanton, Ripley, Clay Cross and Ashfield Methodist circuits.