Tuesday, 13 June 2017


Christian singer Philippa Hannah is delighted to be on tour with Collabro, winners of Britain's Got Talent in 2014.

The nearest date for us is Sheffield Arena on Friday 1st December 7pm.

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017


Central Methodist Church Men's Breakfast - Saturday, 17 June
All men are warmly invited to the next Men's Breakfast on Saturday 17th June at 8.30 am for a 'Bring and Share' with a difference. Breakfast, including a full cooked option will be provided for all to share as usual, and men are invited to bring something to share (if they wish - it's not compulsory!) which is of significance for them and their faith. This could be a hymn, song, reading, object or an experience. It would be helpful for catering purposes, but not essential, to let Brian Offiler know (01246 234707 or brian.offiler@btinternet.com) if you are hoping to come.
Best wishes
Brian Offiler
01246 234707

Friday, 2 June 2017


Firstly may I thank you for supporting Chesterfield Foodbank and all the hard work you have put in at the distribution centres, fund raising or helping us at one of the annual collections.

Unfortunately this year Tesco have withdrawn support for the Summer National Collection but have allowed us to go in and raise funds through both of their Chesterfield stores. This means, instead of collecting food/toiletries we shall be collecting much needed funds to keep the food banks running.

Chesterfield Foodbank fed 2,424 Chesterfield people last year (April '16 - March '17) including 674 children, a rise of 14.2% on 2016. We also gave out toiletries, toys and other products donated to us.

It takes £20,000 a year for us to operate, this includes a 3 day week salary for the project manager, expenses for fuel, distribution centre rent, warehouse running costs including office stationery, electric, gas, grounds maintenance, security, buildings insurance and personal liability insurance, plus attending events.

We are asking for two volunteers every hour between 9:30am and 5:30pm each of the three days to stand (or sit) and collect money given by members of the public. If you can spare more than one hour that would be splendid.

Friday 30th June Tesco Metro on Middle pavement in Chesterfield town centre

Saturday 1st July Tesco Metro on Middle pavement in Chesterfield town centre

Saturday 29th July Tesco Extra on Lockoford Lane

Please offer your dates/times before June 23rd for us to make up the rota.

I thank you in anticipation.

Ian BIrchmore
Chesterfield Foodbank
Project Manager

Mob: 07984589456



We would like to extend a warm invitation to Christians Together for Chesterfield to join us for a recording of hymns as part of a massed choir at St John the Baptist Church Tideswell, The Cathedral of the Peak. The music will be recorded for BBC One’s Songs of Praise and will be broadcast in future editions of the programme. We are especially keen for enthusiastic singers to join us, as they will become a specially-formed massed choir, who will lead the viewers at home in the singing.

When: Sunday 11th June, 6pm – 9pm
Where: St John the Baptist Church, Commercial Road, Tideswell, SK17 8NU 

To apply, please send your name, the name of your church and the number of people taking part to SOPcongregations@avantimedia.tv If you are a keen singer, please also include your voice part (SATB). Please include ‘Tideswell Recording’ in your subject header.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday 7th June If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at SOPcongregations@avantimedia.tv or on 07704202409.

Songs of Praise has been championing Christian music for over 55 years and continues to be enormously popular. For this to continue into the future we need the participation of people like yourself and so we’d be grateful if you could encourage others to take part.

Many thanks for your support; we look forward to hearing from you.

 The Songs of Praise Team

Thursday, 25 May 2017


We are having a special time of prayer tonight at Hasland Baptist 7pm. We will be praying for the victims in the Manchester atrocity and for their families.

John Pickering


Report from: Doncaster Street Pastors
One of our Response Pastors stayed in Manchester until late last night. This is part of what he had to share:
"There were so many people needing compassion. Many were willingly accepting prayer from us – several requesting prayers. Response Pastors helped many to find a way through the media scrum to lay their flowers alongside the others in the growing display of the public’s response to this awful tragedy – and to stand with them – pray with them.
We held many in our arms as they wept. They had been through such harrowing experiences."

The Response Pastors spent time yesterday afternoon talking & praying with individuals in St Anne's Square.  They attended the vigil in Albert Square in evening, working alongside and supporting the local Street Pastors.
There was a strong feeling of community spirit - everyone was united - we will not be cowed. It was especially great to see people of all faiths, and those of none, standing together in solidarity.


I have received news that a memorial hour of prayer is planned at Old Brampton Parish church on Saturday 6-7pm.  We are grateful to Peter Green and the Parish there for this initiative.   Can I suggest that as many people going there as possible car-share, because parking near the church is limited? And the road is not very wide.

I would also suggest that we take this initiative as a trigger to do likewise in other churches as well.  This will be within the ten-day period of Thy Kingdom Come prayers.   The original motivation of the prayer period was evangelistic, I think.  Then the General Election was announced and gave the prayer period an additional content.  Now we have a third component – love and concern for Manchester and people who attended the concert and opportunity to express ourselves and our feelings at this time.

If another church sees fit to arrange  a period of prayer as I suggest, then I can make that known by this same method….  And let us remember our Moslem friends on Friday at their Juma prayers in both mosques.

Paul King