Monday, 15 October 2018


Unfortunately this weeks Sleepout outside The Spire church to raise awareness for pathways and homeless people has been postponed to a future date, due to staffing issues.

Due to public request the meeting on 24th October has changed from the afternoon to the evening at 7:30pm.


join the lighthouse team

Our faith based CHARITY, WORKING WITH homeless PEOPLE, is looking to recruit to relief part time

Project Worker Posts
Night and weekend shifts are available on a relief/ holiday cover basis

ThEsE ARE positionS based in rotherham, Chesterfield, shirebrook lighthouses-night shifts £7.83 per Hour- 16 hours
Day time hours also available  at £8.40 per hour

We are looking for resilient people to join our small teams at our mens lighthouses in rotherham and north derbyshire

at lighthouse homes we are offering more than a bed to our residents. we seek to support people in the stabilisation, change and growth process. 

have you A hopeful and positive attitude to working alongside people with multiple needs? 

we are looking for committed christians, with a care background, able to work with all traditions of the church

If so, we would like to hear from you this autumn please contact us for an application pack and informal discussion.

 Informal contact/discussion welcome with Geraldine Pearce, Chief Executive Officer, Lighthouse Homes 01709 364600 or 07534 653229 Application pack from


Monday, 8 October 2018


Could you raise awareness and raise funds for Pathways by joining the 'Sleep Out' at the Spire?

Each person will need to register in order to sleep out, it takes just 1-2mins

Register to sleep out:  call 01246 498204 (Mon - Fri, 10am - 3pm)
Kind regards

Tuesday, 2 October 2018


You may be interested in the programme The Debt Saviours  on BBC 2 next Friday at 21.00. It features Christians Against Poverty

The BBC website says

“Across Britain more than four million people have debts considered unsustainable. Responsibility for advising and helping these vulnerable people is increasingly falling to charities. One of the biggest is Christians Against Poverty (CAP), led by its charismatic founder, Dr John Kirkby CBE, pictured.
In this access all areas documentary, director Phillip Wood follows Dr Kirkby and some of the charity's debt coaches. CAP has more than 6,000 staff and volunteers around the country providing help to people who often face losing their homes. The film shows how the home visits often include an offer to pray with clients and asks whether the real motivation is debt relief or bringing people to Jesus, or both.
One of the debt coaches featured is Gaz, who has overcome homelessness, dependency issues and losing a marriage before becoming a born-again Christian. He now works for CAP, and in the programme travels to meet donors in Jersey to help raise funds for the charity and to share with CAP's clients the story of his road out of debt.
Holly has been in debt all her young life and lives alone. She can barely afford to heat her home and is desperate for a change in circumstances. Her debt coach takes Holly under her wing as she tries to transform her life.
Ronnie was on remand for over two years before he was found not guilty. When he was released from jail he found himself homeless and in debt. He now lives alone in a bedsit, suffers from mental health issues and thinks life in jail was better. His debt coach Neil introduces Ronnie to Christianity - but Ronnie isn't sure what to think.”

Julie Minns

Tuesday, 25 September 2018


100-Days-Peace-Hope-logo 25 September
48 days to go
‘Is your heart as true to mine as mine is to yours?’ Jehonadab answered, ‘It is.’… So he gave him his hand.
2 Kings 10:15 (NRSV)

The key text for John Wesley’s famous sermon on catholic spirit might appear at first to be a strange choice for Wesley’s sweeping account of Christian love, its generosity, and, as he puts it, ‘unspeakable tenderness’. He argues that diversity of opinion or belief need not prevent our walking together peaceably; ‘though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike?’ The joined hands of Jehu and Jehonadab provide a glimpse of ‘tenderness’ amidst an otherwise brutal catalogue of massacre and judgement. In a context of stark enmity in the house of Israel, Wesley identifies a moment of kinship, and its wider resonance for universal love. A truly catholic spirit, Wesley writes, is a heart ‘enlarged toward’ all humanity.

Loving God, you urge us to the way of peace and kinship. Enlarge our hearts towards those we find difficult to love. May your unspeakable tenderness be known in the world.

Owen Roberts is Heritage Officer for the Methodist Church.

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

Monday, 24 September 2018


Our Treasurer, Peter Broomhead has decided to step back from his treasurer role later this year. Peter was the warehouse manager and the treasurer and he was part of the team that started the Chesterfield foodbank. Peter is a good man and he worked hard to develop the foodbank and we are very grateful to him for all his support and encouragement.

We are now looking for a new Treasurer to maintain the accrual based accounts and serve as a foodbank Trustee. If you are interested or if you know of anyone who might be interested, could you please contact our stand-in Chairman, Rev. Daniel Cooke, email address below, and copy,uk with his/her contact details.

Thank you and kind regards,

Rev. Daniel Cooke

Tuesday, 18 September 2018


A reminder that the Forum of Christians Together for Chesterfield is on Thursday at 7.30 at Central Methedists.  Do be there.

Paul K.

Monday, 17 September 2018


Revival Kids – Raising up a spirit filled, extraordinary generation”
 A Conference to inspire church teams in leading transformational Children’s Ministry.

With Emily Phelps Jones, Jarrod Cooper and the Revive Church team.
Saturday 20 October 2018

Children are central to God’s heart for revival.  As Children’s leaders, we are here to raise ‘Revival Kids’; children who know their Father, who are filled with the Holy Spirit and change the world by representing Jesus in their homes, schools and cities.  We’re being called to raise up a generation of holy ‘freedom fighters’ who pray for the sake of the world and burn with the fire of God so that wherever they go, God’s glory is released.

Join us on Saturday 20th October for a day of envisioning and practical teaching on equipping children’s leaders to step out in Kid’s Ministry. It’s an opportunity for your leaders to build vision and explore approaches for seeing kids released in worship, prayer and the prophetic. 

At Revive Church we have a passion for children to know God deeply, see miracles and prophecy as a part of normal life, to encounter Jesus in worship and be filled with the Holy Spirit. Join us as we seek to become outstanding children’s leaders, raising an extraordinary generation, born for revival!

At this day conference you will enjoy:
-          Worship, prayer and prophetic ministry.
-          Inspiring keynote sessions
-          Teaching & equipping
-          Children’s ministry networking
-          An opportunity to be envisioned, empowered and equipped as we seek God for this generation.

Price: £5 per person

Venue:  Revive Church
Bridlington Avenue