Wednesday, 4 September 2019


The Revd Ruth Gee, Assistant Secretary of the Conference, Connexional Ecumenial Officer, and Former President of the Conference, will be in Derbyshire over the weekend of October 5/6.   On Friday 5th she is to be the principal guest at the Derbyshire Day of Churches Together in Derbyshire – in  Matlock LEP from 10:00am - 3:00pm, and will be exploring, among other things, comparisons between her previous work as chair of Darlington District with what we tell her of our similar but different circumstances in Derbyshire. 
Info and to book Peter Barham 01332 551404
On  Sunday 6th she will lead worship at Central Methodists in Chesterfield at 10.30.


Ragged School ChapelMarkham Road

Heritage Open Day

Saturday 21st September

10am – 4pm

7pm for a choral evening
Stonebroom Gospel Crusaders Choir

Sunday 22nd September 

6.30pm Harvest Service

Speaker:- Reg Rodda

Wednesday, 14 August 2019


Dear Ladies,

At South Normanton Community Church, we have been planning a number of events which enable us to cross over into the community. As I am sure you would agree, we want to see people in our local areas come to the understanding of who God is, and the depth of His love for each of us shown through Jesus who crossed over from heaven to earth. 

On Saturday 28th September, we are holding a special event for women, and teenage girls - beingYOU, which will be held at the Post Mill Centre in South Normanton, from 10:30am - 3pm. 

The morning will comprise of a number of inspirational women sitting on a panel, all of whom are Christian, sharing their life experiences, and how God has helped them be successful. So far, these include:

1. Kelle Bryan - she was one of the singers in the 90's girl band, Eternal, and enjoyed huge success with the band. She also suffers from lupus, and will of her faith throughout her journey.
2. Nicky Morgan - she has just been promoted within the Government by Boris Johnson, to Culture Secretary. But as MP for Loughborough, she will be sharing her experiences of being a woman in a male-dominated environment.
3. Cheryl Stollery - she was on holiday with her husband in Tunisia, enjoying the sun on the beach, when suddenly an armed terrorist attacked and shot at them. She survived, but her husband was killed. She now goes into schools to share her story, and inspire people to love.  

More women are being considered to join the panel, and will be confirmed as soon as we have approached them, as this is largely dependent on ticket sales. 

In the afternoon, we are looking at separating teens into their own session, where they will be encouraged to not settle for a version of themselves, as determined by the world, but to understand who they really are, and what God has planned for their future. Too many young girls don't have any real aspirations for their lives. Having been at an event recently, where young women were drunk to the point of not knowing who they were speaking with, or what was happening around them, Steph Gutmann who is hosting beingYOU, is more determined than ever to remind girls there's more to life than this. For this reason, beingYOU is free for 13-17 year olds. 

We are also hoping to have a number of stalls where people can access important information about finances, as well as guidance on feeling good, such as hair and makeup advice. 

We have created a booklet which should provide you with more information, but if you would like to speak to one of the team, or have someone come and share about beingYOU with you, please 
contact -

Blessings and many thanks

Lesley Turner ( a leader at SNCC)


Friday, 2 August 2019


Senior Project Worker Vacancy

lighthouse homes is a local CHARITY WORKING ALONGSIDE homeless PEOPLE.  We are is looking to recruit to a 32-hour post of

Senior Project Worker

 DAy-time hours based in chesterfield lighthouse, Brimington

 £9.13 per Hour

We are seeking a resilient person to join our small team at Chesterfield lighthouse.  our 38-bed project in Chesterfield accommodates the homeless, with a focus on those facing substance misuse issues.  we are offering more than a bed to our residents - we support people in the stabilisation, change and growth process.

are you able to work alongside people with multiple needs?  we are looking for committed christians, with a care background, able to work within all traditions of the church.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.  Informal contact/discussion welcome with Chaz Homewood on  01246205793 or Geraldine Pearce on 07534 653229.

Closing date for applications Wednesday 14th August 2019 at 12noon

Interviews on Tuesday 20th August 2019

  Application pack from Lesley Mathieson


Project manager VacancIES
LIGHTHOUSE HOMES IS A local CHARITY WORKING alongside homeless PEOPLE.  We are looking to recruit to the following vacancies

 Project Manager x 2

  based at rotherham (32 hours) and Shirebrook (36 hours)  lighthouse projects
 salary circa £22,000 pro-rata

We are looking for two resilient people to lead our small teams at Rotherham, South Yorkshire, and shirebrook, derbyshire lighthouses.  each project accommodates the homeless, with a focus on those facing substance misuse issues.  we are offering more than a bed to our residents - we support people in the stabilisation, change and growth process.
are you able to LEAd a project, working together with People with multiple needs?  we are looking for committed christians, with a care background, able to work within all traditions of the church.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. Informal contact/discussion welcome with Geraldine Pearce, Chief Executive Officer, Lighthouse Homes 01709 364600 or 07534 653229.  Application pack from Lesley Mathieson
Closing date for applications Wednesday 14th August 2019 at 12 noon
Interviews on Tuesday 20th August 2019

Thursday, 25 July 2019


 Tuesday 30th July 
Chesterfield Street Pastors & School Pastors 
will have a stall at 
Chesterfield's Medieval Market
10 am to 4 pm 
 We can be found at stall G6.  

If you are in town please come and say hello and have a go at our tombola - 
a prize guaranteed every time!

Tuesday, 23 July 2019


Youngstars Summer Holiday Club

Tuesday July 23rd to Thursday July 25th 
 Tuesday July 30th to Thursday August 1 st 
 Tuesday August 6th to Thursday August 8th  
10.00 am – 12.00 noon  
Church in the Peak, New Street off Park Road

Parachute stuff Game stuffTeam stuff
Giant Jenga stuff Snack stuff
Quiz stuff Art stuffCraft stuff 

 For all children in school years 1-6  
Parents welcome to stay!  
Details from Mike Dalby on 07940 150171 

Tuesday, 25 June 2019


Why Should My Church Host A Street Pastor Weekend Event?

  • Strengthen the relationships between your church, your local authority and other possible community links.
  • Bring your community together for a day of fun while highlighting practical solutions to issues in their community.
  • Opportunity for you to support your local Street Pastor initiative
For more information about hosting our event at your church, download our information pack below.

Monday, 17 June 2019


Ragged School Chapel

Markham Road, Chesterfield
141st Anniversary Celebrations

Saturday July 13th


Chesterfield Male Voice Choir 

Sunday July 14th


Anniversary Service

Speaker:- Stephen Wright

Thursday, 13 June 2019


Aurora Choir Concert

Loundsley Green Community Centre,
Cuttholme Road
Loundsley Green

Monday 17th June 2019
at 7.30 pm

£3 (tickets from Church Members and Aurora Choir Members, and

will also be available on the door)

Proceeds going to Loundsley Green Church

Friday, 31 May 2019


Join us for a celebration of worship at our Songs of Praise this Saturday 1st June at Annunciation Church 6.30 pm.  
We have a lot to be thankful for as Christians Together for Chesterfield is 10 years old in 2019.


Lighthouse Homes - Living life with our sleeves rolled up.

We are a faith based charity, working with homeless people, and we are looking to recruit 
temporary and permanent project workers

Our work is based in Rotherham South Yorkshire, and in Chesterfield and Shirebrook in Derbyshire. In some locations we may have accommodation available available for staff members.    
Evening, weekend and day time shifts are currently are currently available available 
Night shifts £8.21  per hour  £8 Day shifts £8.71  per hour.

We are looking for positive, , resilient people to join our to join our committed staff teams at Lighthouse Homes.  We offer more than a bed to our residents - we want to help with growth, change and stability.  

If you able to work you able to work alongside people complex needs, including addiction problems -we are looking for committed  Christians, able to work within all traditions of  the Church. 

 If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you. hear from you.  Please contact us, sending a CV and we are happy to talk informally and give more information concerning our work and ethos.

Please send your CV to;- or 

Informal Discussion welcomed by Geraldine Pearce, CEO, 07534 653229

Closing Date: Friday 14th June Friday 2019 12.00 noon
 Interview Date: Tuesday  18th June, 2019 June, 2019

Tuesday, 28 May 2019


Send In The Clowns 
David Robinson’s 30th Anniversary Tour featuring Adrian & Bridget Plass and West End singer Amanda Watsham-Dunstall. 
For 22 years, David Robinson toured around the world with Saltmine with productions like 'The Screwtape Letters', 'The Hiding Place' and 'The Cross & the Switchblade'. Eight years ago, he co-founded Searchlight and has pioneered the use of professional theatre in churches. Adrian Plass has written over 40 books, and he and Bridget have performed in every kind of venueOver the years, tens of thousands have enjoyed David and Adrian at Spring Harvest, Keswick Convention, Greenbelt and on their hilarious joint tours. Together with Amanda Watsham-Dunstall, they have created an evening of theatre, comedy, poetry, music and stories. See them at St John’s Church on Monday 15th July 7:15pm (doors open 6:45pm)Booking early recommended. Tickets £10 each (plus 50p booking fee) from  and select the Show at Chesterfield.