Thursday, 6 December 2018


Tony Vino is a very well known Christian comedian, bring your friends and family to share in the laughter. Contact @bolsovermethodist to book on


Christmas Tree Festival
St Thomas Church,
Chatsworth Road,

Friday 7th December 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday 8th December 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday 9th December 1.30 pm - 5pm

Refreshments will be available in the church building throughout the Festival.
Live music
  • On Saturday at 11:15 am there will be a guitar interlude
  • On Saturday at 5pm there will be Christmas Carols by Inspirations Theatre Company
  • On Sunday at 2:30pm there will be live organ music


Thursday 6th Dec - Saturday 8th Dec
Nativity Festival
Central Methodist Church, Saltergate
10 am - 4 pm

Join Central Methodist Church this Christmas for their Nativity Festival 
with nativity scenes, children's activities, music and refreshments.


 Loundsley Green Church

Saturday 8th December  

                                    10 am - 1pm

                                                            COFFEE AND LUNCH

                PRESENTS,  PIES & PLANTS          

     & Sunday 9th December 4pm

with Phoenix Band


Everyone welcome



Chesterfield Child Contact Centre


This is a rewarding but complex role which ensures the smooth running of the Chesterfield Child Contact Centre on Saturdays when it is staffed by volunteers. This role is becoming available due to the forthcoming resignation of the present co-ordinator

It is a key role in the running of Chesterfield Child Contact Centre which offers supported contact between children and parents with whom they do not live. Usually there are difficult family issues which have led to this having to take place initially in the Child Contact Centre.

It is essential you have some knowledge or experience dealing with families in difficult situations and be able to understand the difficulties that parents often face and be sensitive to them. It is essential that you are well organised and can maintain systems.

We are an accredited supported Contact Centre of the National Association of Child Contact Centres. NACCC will provide co-ordinator training and we will ensure that you are well supported. There will be a handover with the existing post-holder.

The co-ordinator will provide services on a self - employed basis and be paid by invoice monthly at £10 per hour for 5 hours per week. There is flexibility when the work is done but generally there will be some work at the end of the week before the next contact session, and, following the session at the beginning of the week to pick up issues. It will be necessary to be available during working hours at agreed times as this does require some liaison (usually by telephone) with other agencies.

For further details see the job description. Available on our website www.chesterfieldchildcontact or by email.

Please apply with a letter outlining your suitability for the post and CV by email to

Closing Date ….10th December 2018
Interviews will be arranged as soon as possible after this date

Tuesday, 27 November 2018


Dear Christians Together for Chesterfield,

I am organising another Prayer Day in Killamarsh and after the previous one was encouraged to enlarge it by inviting churches in NE Derbyshire and Rother Valley to join us.  This is  a note for you to put the date in your diaries....

Rother Valley and N E Derbyshire Gathering
February 23rd. 2019
Guest Speaker Dr. Tony Stone, Evangelist
Meeting at Killamarsh Junior School
11.00a.m. to 3.00p.m.

 Everyone welcome.

Dr. Tony Stone
Dr. Tony Stone was the founder/director of ‘Team Support Ministry’, now Ten:Two Trust, from which he has retired. He has handed over the reins to Joshua Raybould.
He is a member of the board of Trustees for Christ for all Nations and therefor a close friend of both Reinhard Bonnke and Daniel Kolenda.
His first ministry was as Assistant Pastor at the City Mission, Chester where he began to develop his evangelistic ministry, visiting Coffee bars and dance halls to share the Gospel.
He married Sheila in 1961 and they have two children and seven grandchildren. The couple worship in their local church at Brierley Hill.
During his early years he worked with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and in particular on all the European crusades with Dr Graham.
Through his vast experience it means he has developed into a very relevant and inspirational speaker for the church today, having also travelled to over forty nations sharing  the Gospel message.

Yours in Christ,

David Taylor (Church on the Street, Killamarsh)

Monday, 19 November 2018


The incredible story of the ten Boom's, a devoted Christian family who felt they couldn't just watch the devastating circumstances of the Jews so they acted and set out on an incredible rescue mission. This led to Corrie and her sister being imprisoned in the Second World War.

The production focuses on God's influence on Corrie's life and how God gave her the strength and means to do his work in terrible circumstances. It is the story of God's love and hope in an environment of darkness and brutality.

"What a powerful performance showing how God's love can overcome hatred and evil - it's an inspiration to us all"


You may know of us and know we're based at St Thomas' Church and have been feeding the homeless from our converted library bus since 2004.

We are in dire need of a replacement bus and are making an appeal to the Aviva Community Fund for money to achieve this. You may have seen the article on this in last week's Derbyshire times?

The choice of which charities to support is made by Aviva based on public vote, which ends this coming Tuesday, 20th November. I would like to appeal to all the congregations of all the churches in Chesterfield to support us.  I would be very grateful as it will be our last chance to increase our vote, to ensure our good work can continue

How to vote:

2) 'Register to vote'
3) 'Register now'

4) Search project titles and organisation - enter Church On The Bus

Another route is to go to, but it might direct you to a page to register first. They will only accept someone to vote once they have registered, which involves giving their name and email address. You then have 10 votes and you could use all 10 votes for us!

Many thanks,

Bob Littlewood
Church on the Bus

Friday, 26 October 2018


100-Days-Peace-Hope-logo 26 October
17 days to go
No one is really willing to die for an honest person, though someone might be willing to die for a truly good person. But God showed how much he loved us by having Christ die for us, even though we were sinful.
Romans 5:7-8 (CEV)

Edith Cavell was a Christian who served as a nurse and matron in enemy-occupied Belgium during the First World War. She was executed in 1915 for enabling around 200 Allied soldiers to escape to neutral territory. The night before her execution she told the chaplain who shared communion with her: ‘Standing as I do in view of God and eternity: I realise that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hated or bitterness towards anyone.’ Edith understood that Jesus’ greater love commands us to love our enemies as well as our neighbours and friends.

Father God, help me to love and forgive as you love and forgive me. Amen

Catherine Butcher is communications director for HOPE.

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