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

Monday, 2 July 2018


Ragged School Chapel

Markham Road

140th Aniversary Celebrations

Saturday July 14th 7pm
Swallownest United
Churches Choir

Sunday July 15th 6.30pm
Anniversary Service

Speaker:- Ken Paskin

The Ragged School chapel will celebrate its 140th anniversary this month with a concert by Swallownest United Churches Choir on Saturday 14th July at 7pm and a service on Sunday 15th July at 6.30 pm, led by Ken Paskin. We would be very pleased if you could join us for either of these events.

Thursday, 21 June 2018


Grace Chapel invite you to join them in 24 hours of prayer for Chesterfield.  It begins on July 6th at 7.30 am and ends on July 7th at 7.30 am.  There will be a time of worship between 7 pm -  9 pm.

Anyone is welcome to join in at any time during the day or night or wee small hours.  Various church leaders from across the town will be leading sessions during the day.

As in the story Jesus told of the persistent widow, we know that God will respond when we faithfully petition him in prayer for our town.  We know much is accomplished unseen in the heavenly realms when we pray and believe through this event over the last few years lives in Chesterfield have been transformed.

Please support if you can.


You’re all invited to come along to have fun! 

Where?: Langer Fields, Langer Lane, Birdholme 

When?: Saturday 23rd June anytime from 12.00 – 4.00pm 

There will be a churches together stall and Umbrellas stall - doing crafts; games for children; opportunities to discover more about the Umbrellas project; prayer if people ask; just us being Jesus in the community! 

There is a gala being held all day with a fun fair, lots of different stalls, time of prayer and blessing for the new playground equipment, refreshments etc. 

Please come along and show your support!

Tuesday, 19 June 2018


Chesterfield Interfaith Forum proudly presents…

Understanding Islam How Islamic is Islamic State?

By Dr Chris Hewer
Tuesday July 10th
2:00pm to 5:00pm

The Ragged School Evangelical Church, Markham Road, Chesterfield, S40 1TA
with an optional visit to the Barker Lane Mosqueto observe prayers at 5:44pm and then…

The Three Abrahamic Faiths By Dr Chris Hewer

7:30pm to 9:15pm St. Thomas’ Brampton Chatsworth Rd, Chesterfield S40 3AW 
with the option to observe prayers at 9:35pm
Dr Hewer is a fellow of St Ethelburga’s Centre in Christian/Muslim relations.
His book Understanding Islam, was published by SCM press in 2006.
I want to understand Islam as Muslims do and not through the lens of a Christian perspective. ~ Chris Hewer

Tuesday, 12 June 2018


Care for the Family are putting on this tour which comes to Sheffield 
on Tuesday 16th October at Network Church, Gilpin Street, Sheffield S6 3BL.  
Doors open at 7pm and the event runs from 7.30pm - 10pm.

Book your tickets before August 21st and get the early bird rate of just £4.

For more information watch this video:

WHAT DOES FREEDOM REALLY LOOK LIKE? We try and maintain the momentum, but life keeps adding yet more challenges! With home and family pressures, workplace challenges, health and relationships – it’s difficult to know what’s worth keeping up and what to let go. But as Christian women our identity lies not in the season of our lives, nor in our roles and responsibilities – but in Christ.

You will come away with.

The confidence to be who you were designed to be.
Tips on how to impact others right where you are.
A deeper revelation of how loved you are.
An understanding of the power of vulnerability
A fresh perspective of how God sees you.

Is it for you?

This event is perfect for all women at any stage of life whether you are a high-heels or wellies person, a Netflix fanatic or a coffee shop lover. We hope this event will be a huge encouragement to you.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018


Dear Friends,

You will know, I hope, that Christians Together for Chesterfield are partnering the local Stand up to Racism group in welcoming Syrian refugees locally .

The secretary of SutR, Jeannie Robinson has recently asked if people can help in providing the following items:

Tall freezer
Snall table/desk
Garden table
Children’s football net
Garden games

If you can help, ring Jeannie on 0791 948 6101

Alternatively, money is useful in buying all sorts of necessary and useful items to supplement the basics provided by the local authority.  We have a facility to receive and to pass on donations through our treasurer, Jeff Kitts, who is at 46 Alexandra Road West, S40 1NP.  Cheques payable to Christians Together for Chesterfield, but adding a covering note ‘for support of local Syrian refugees@.

Thank you,

Paul King
Secretary for CTfC


                     Feeling stressed?  
              Need to relax and unwind?
Come along to our FREE

Time 4U Cafe Event

Lots of people will be on hand to help you keep healthy in body and mind - whoever you are, whatever your age!

Beauty treatments by qualified therapists
Cook and eat sessions
Lunch and refreshments
Relaxation sessions
Seated exercise sessions
Free creche

Information and Advice about benefits, debt, healthy lifestyles and lots more...

IT'S ALL FREE!  Absolutely no catch!

All we ask is that you come and enjoy what's on offer and chat with people on the stalls.

Staveley Methodist Church, Chesterfield Road, Staveley S43 3XD

Thursday 21st June 11am - 2pm

Please arrive early to book beauty treatments.

This project is carried out in conjunction with DCC, CBC and other partner agencies