Friday, 17 August 2018


Dear Friends,

I have just received from the local Chesterfield Local preachers’ meeting secretary a remarkable offer:

the Diocese of Derby is offering ‘Study for a certificate in Theology, Mission and Ministry’ with an initial occasion at St Barnabas Danesmoor on September 11th!   The course will be delivered at Wingerworth Parish centre on Monday evenings 7.15 to 9.15. (or st Peter’s  Derby on Wednesday evenings, also 7.15 to 9.15.

And it’s free!  

Apply to or phone 01332 388674

Or  to or phone 01332 388670

In the blurb there is also reference to study days on September 22nd, 12th  January and 18th May.

This is all I know, but it looks like a wonderful offer….

Paul King.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018


100-Days-Peace-Hope-logo 15 August
89 days to go
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
John 15:5 (ESV)


Jesus, the Prince of Peace, invites us to stay close and connected to him. In some of his final words before his own death, he speaks tenderly to his closest followers in the Upper Room. Using the metaphor of a vine and branches, Jesus explains that we can receive his life of love, joy and peace, just like branches that bear fruit because they receive sap from the vine. Without the sap, they will dry up and die. Even in the midst of life’s challenges, pressures, anxieties and fears, it is possible to know confidence and security. If we abide in Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit we can experience what the apostle Paul calls the ‘fruit’ of peace, joy and love (Galatians 5. 22- 24).

Lord Jesus, amongst the many distractions challenges and fears in our lives, help us to draw near and stay connected to you so that we may receive your peace, joy and love. May these fruits grow and increase in our life.

This reflection and prayer is contributed by Rob Hare, a Project Manager for Bible Society.

100 Days of Peace and Hope is available with Bible readings, reflections and prayers for each week to download at


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Tuesday, 14 August 2018


Dear Friend
What does freedom really look like? We try and maintain the momentum, but life keeps adding yet more challenges! From home, family and work pressures – it’s difficult to know what’s worth keeping up and what to let go.
However many plates you’re spinning it’s easy to get distracted and lose sight of who God has designed you to be. Free to Be is an event where you’ll leave feeling inspired with practical ideas and a renewed vision to step out into the life God has called you to.
Join Cathy Madavan and Bekah Legg to explore what freedom in Christ really looks like.
We hope to see you there!
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Monday, 13 August 2018


Chesterfield Street Pastors were happy to lend support to a campaign launched by Yvonne Henchcliffe in memory of her son Chris.  He was out in Chesterfield in July 2016 when an alcohol fuelled incident lead to one punch which caused his death.

Yvonne H says “We aren’t telling people don’t drink,” she said, “We’re just saying to take it steady and dilute in between drinks rather than pre-loading. Enjoy the night and make sure that your children come home, rather than what happened to Chris."

Chesterfield Street Pastors carry bottled water which helps to rehydrate people and counteract some of the effects of alcohol - including the morning after hangover!

The campaign is supported by the police, taxi firms and local MP Toby Perkins.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018



7 August 2018
97 days to go 
‘The Lord said, ‘I will go with you and give you peace’. 
Exodus 33:14 (CEV)

‘Rest in peace.’ It’s a phrase commonly spoken over a loved one who has passed away. Often we say it because the person may have experienced many battles during their earthly life. A huge part of our Christian hope is that when we step into eternity with Jesus, all suffering will end. But we don’t have to wait until eternity to experience something of God’s precious peace. In Exodus 33, Moses is looking for some assurance from God as he leads the Israelites from slavery to freedom. In this moment God makes a beautiful promise – I will go with you, giving you peace and rest. It’s the amazing promise he makes to all of us.

Jesus you are the Prince of Peace who has promised to be with us always. Help us every day to be more tuned in to the reality of your presence and, as we do, may we experience your peace and rest, here and now – even on this side of heaven.

This reflection and prayer is contributed by Matt Summerfield who served as Chief Executive and President of Urban Saints for 18 years and is now Senior Pastor of Zeo Church, Hitchin.

100 Days of Peace and Hope is available with Bible readings, reflections and prayers for each week to download at

Wednesday, 1 August 2018


Church on the Bus needs new volunteers for Chesterfield and Matlock

  • Volunteers (18+) to support homeless and vulnerable adults on the bus
  • People to fill flasks of boiling water and bring milk
  • People to drive the bus (training given)
  • People to make sandwiches for the guests
If you are interested, please pick up an application pack from St Thomas' Church, Brampton or phone/text John Phillips on 07585 153 369 with your contact details or download the forms from our website.

Thursday, 19 July 2018


We have a stall at the Medieval Market in Chesterfield on Tuesday 24th July 10 am - 4 pm to raise funds for the terrific work that our volunteer Street and School Pastors do.  If you are coming into town for the market please look us out and show your support.  Many thanks.


Monday, 16 July 2018


Men's Breakfast - Saturday, 21 July
All are welcome to share food (cooked breakfast available, but not compulsory!) and fellowship at the next Men's Breakfast at Central Methodist Church, Saltergate on Saturday 21 July at 8.30 am. 
Our speaker will be John Bown who will be sharing his experiences of policing work in other countries. He will have copies of his book 'British Bobby on International Beat' available for sale if people would like to know the full story! 
It would be helpful, but not essential, for catering purposes to notify Brian Offiler (01246 234707) if you are planning to come. We look forward to seeing you.
Many thanks for your help. Best wishes.
Brian Offiler
01246 234707

Thursday, 12 July 2018


It has been a busy couple of weeks during the World Cup with lots of people coming in to town on the last two Saturdays.  Between the last week in June and the first week in July :

  • 7 volunteers gave a total of 36 hours volunteer time
  • We cleared 64 glasses and bottles from the street to prevent them causing injuries
  • We gave out 11 pairs of flip flops & 9 bottles of water
  • We had significant conversations with 31 people one of whom asked for prayer.
  • One person was accompanied to safety and 3 more were observed until they were safe.
We also searched for a lost mobile phone, cheered on the Sparkle walkers, received lots of grateful thanks and heard 'It's Coming Home' sung more times than we care to count!

All that in just two Saturdays!  Our team will be out there again this week on the day of the battle for 3rd and 4th place in the World Cup.  

Please support our Street Pastors in whatever way you can especially in prayer but also financially or by putting yourself forward as a volunteer.  For more information contact Jacky on