Tuesday, 22 February 2011


This is Derbyshire - 22 February 2011

A project to help late night revellers stay safe and get help and support if they need it is being launched in Chesterfield tomorrow.

The Street Pastor Project is being launched at Chesterfield Town Hall.

Each project is set up by the Ascension Trust and is run by a local coordinator with support from the trust, local churches and community groups in partnership with organisations such as the police and council.

Churches in Chesterfield have already joined together to plan a street pastors initiative, with four different denominations involved.

Chesterfield Community Safety Partnership has given £2,000 of the £12,000 needed to set up the project – the churches are finding the rest.

In Chesterfield a minimum of four street pastors will work in the town centre every Saturday night from 10pm to 4am, chatting to people, listening, talking and helping to keep the peace. Before starting, the volunteers will undergo intensive training, covering everything from first aid and youth provision to drug awareness and offensive weapons.

Saturday, 12 February 2011


Christians Together for Chesterfield in conjunction with Chesterfield Community Safety Partnership and Derbyshire Constabulary proudly announce the launch of the:

Chesterfield Street Pastors Initiative

You are invited to attend a ceremony in the Chesterfield Town Hall, Wednesday 23rd February 2011 at either 3pm or 7pm. Presentations at both times.

In the presence of the mayor of the Borough, Cllr Keith Morgan, the venture will be explained and commended by a representative of the parent body, The Ascension Trust, by the Acting Co-ordinator, by the Community Safety Partnership and a representative of Derbyshire Constabulary.

RSVP, and enquiries of any kind, to Chesterfield Street Pastors, c/o Chesterfield CSP, The Town Hall, Chesterfield, S40 1AR. Telephone 01246 345093. E-mail chesterfield@streetpastors.org.uk.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011


Justice and Freedom: Stories of European Women

The ENGLAND Forum Day of the Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women will be held in Chesterfield on Saturday 19th March 2011: 10.30 till 4.00 at Central Methodist Church, Chesterfield, S40 1UH.

Speaker: Bishop Jana Jeruma-Grinberga
Jana is the Lutheran Bishop for the UK: she is Europe Officer of Churches Together in England, and a co-president of CTE.

Also - ecumenical worship, news from the European Forum, report on the General Assembly, update from the Fellowship of the Least Coin, information exchange, Bring and Buy stall.

Bring Your Own sandwiches: tea / coffee and biscuits provided. Charge for the day £10; concessions £5. For more information contact: Jill King 01246 270936.