Wednesday, 30 July 2014


Could you be a host for 

Britain's Best Breakfast October 17-19th 2014

and support those who are carers?

Derbyshire Carers Association (West Bars, Chesterfield) are joining with Carer's Trust looking for individuals, churches, clubs and organisations that would host a breakfast to raise much needed funds for carers.

"Imagine a husband caring for his wife who has terminal cancer, he is a carer, or a mother caring for her child who has cerebral palsy, she is also a carer.  In fact there are 7 million carers in the UK, including 700,000 young carers under the age of 18.

Carers Trust is the UK’s largest charity supporting unpaid carers caring for
a family member or friend who is sick or disabled and unable to care for themself.  Anyone could become a carer at any point in fact 3 in 5 of us will be  carers at some point in our lives.

We want to raise the profile of these unsung heroes and help them to get the emotional and practical support they so desperately need.

Many carers are near breaking point – physically, financially and emotionally and without us they would simply be unable to carry on caring. However, we cannot continue to support carers without your help so we are asking you to dish it up for carers this October and raise money for Britain’s Best Breakfast."

Get involved or find out more by following this link:

Could offer support through a counselling session for a carer, giving them the chance to voice their concerns and gain reassurance.
Could give a young carer a fewcarefree hours by giving them the opportunity
to take part in a range of activities from artsand crafts to sport.
Could go towards providing specialist support and training. This can help ensure carers services are tailored to meet the needs of those looking after someone with dementia for example.
Could give a sense of belonging and reassurance by helping to provide online
discussion forums.
Could provide a carer with specialist play equipment for a child with disabilities.
Could help a very desperate carer in need of urgent help – by contributing to a carers emergency service where swift, practical support is given in a crisis.
Could pay for a washing machine fora carer - a vital piece of equipment for a carer.
Could provide a weekend activity holiday for 10 young carers giving them a break from caring and a chance to be a child.

Sunday, 27 July 2014


Monday 28th July 7.30pm at Central Methodist Church, Saltergate sees the next meeting of the Christians Together for Chesterfield Enabling Group.  It's been a while since the AGM so there are quites a few things to discuss and catch up on.  Observers and interested parties are most welcome to attend the meeting.

Friday, 25 July 2014


Matt Barlow, Chief Executive: Christians Against Poverty UK

“I believe Redeeming Our Communities play such a valuable role inspiring the church to play its part in changing society and helping to connect these churches with organisations and institutions that can help make them truly effective. The impact that ROC initiatives have on a local level reverberate on a national scale, delivering real change to the people who need it the most. CAP is delighted to be working so closely with ROC in serving communities across the UK.”

 George Almond CBE, DL., former High Sheriff of Greater Manchester

“I recently visited two ROC Centres and was deeply impressed with the level of motivation and commitment displayed by the staff, volunteers and supporters, all of whom are working extremely hard to improve the quality of life in their local communities by providing a wide range of opportunities for people and in doing so, they were obviously enjoying themselves and benefitting from the many friendships they have made.”

Tuesday, 22 July 2014


Andy Flannagan is a London-based, Irish singer-songwriter, previously a hospital doctor, but whose proudest moment as an Irishman was captaining England’s Barmy Army during the Ashes in Australia. His campaigning songwriting dragged him into the political arena, so he can often be found annoying MPs around Parliament.

Andy Flannagan will be performing live 
at the ROC launch night 

Saturday 20th September 7pm 
at Central Methodist Church, Saltergate, Chesterfield.  
Don't miss this opportunity to hear him!

He is first and foremost a story-teller, weaving hope and pain into songs that soar with beautiful, poignant melodies that betray his Irish roots. His battered Lowden guitar tells the story of fifteen years of acoustic minstreling – at times mellow, but at times raging against all the things that break a broken world.

 A “housewives’ favourite” and a “thinking man’s Ronan Keating” are labels that he can’t fully dodge! Flannagan’s edge certainly isn’t in his image, but in his poetic lyrics, which unashamedly peel back layers to leave the listener’s emotions very near the surface. He has been compared to Roddy Frame, Jackson Browne and “The Script” (if they were just one person with an acoustic guitar). He is less ginger than Ed Sheeran but certainly more Irish...

There is a passion for global justice in Andy’s songs that is reflected in their earthy lyrical content. Many of them have been used by NGOs such as Tearfund, Christian Aid, Stop the Traffik, Stop Climate Chaos, and Make Poverty History. Through his work with these agencies Andy has had the privilege of travelling to some of the toughest parts of the world....

He fervently believes that the lobbying of the twenty-first century will be lobbying of the heart as much as lobbying of the mind, and that music can do a thousand things that worlds alone can not. His audiences have ranged from MPs at Westminster to Young Offenders’ institutions, from ski-ers in the Alps, to 20,000 at Greenbelt festival, from the ‘Big Breakfast’ to then Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the Labour Party Conference, from American air force bases in Germany, to the slums of Bangkok. The venues he has played have ranged from the majesty of Union Chapel or Liverpool Cathedral, to the dusty floors of South London pubs... Flannagan doesn’t wear his faith on his album sleeve, but he is honest enough to not leave it in his back pocket either.

He has made regular appearances on radio 2 and radio 5live, alongside various BBC regional stations. He has appeared on ‘The Big Breakfast’ and 4thought on Channel 4. Over the last 9 years his music has also been a staple on Christian radio stations UCB, Cross Rhythms and Premier.

He has regularly played to some huge festival audiences. For example 20,000 at the Greenbelt Festival, 8,000 at Spring Harvest and 10,000 at New Wine. There are also a long list of cathedral and town hall venues he has played.

(Sourced from

Saturday, 19 July 2014


 Many thanks for the hospitality and warm welcome we received from everyone at the Spire tonight as we witnessed the induction of Rev'd Dr Patrick Coleman as the new vicar.

 We trust you will soon feel at home with your new church family and look forward to welcoming you amongst the wider church family in our town.

Welcome to Chesterfield from CTfC!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014


Thank you to everyone at St John's for hosting such a lovely evening to welcome their new vicar Rev'd Dr Brian Magorrian and his wife Rachel.

A very warm welcome from everyone at CTfC and we look forward to working together to build the kingdom here.


New Life Church usually meets in the Winding Wheel on Holywell Street but over the summer we have relocated to the Chesterfield Hotel while refurbishments are being carried out.

Our plan is to return to the Winding Wheel at 10.30am on Sunday 14th September with 'The Evidence' the male choir from Teen Challenge UK.  The choir is made up of men who have completed the Teen Challenge programme whose lives were dominated by addiction of one kind or another and have found freedom in Christ.  They themselves are 'evidence' of God's power to transform lives.  They will also be at Cafe Church 6.30pm that evening at The Compass, West Bars.

Can you help?  We really feel God putting on our hearts that it is time for us to have a home of our own in the town centre. We need a room to seat 150-200 people plus two rooms for children's ministry and creche.  If anyone knows of a building that may be of interest we'd love to hear about it. Thanks.

Saturday, 12 July 2014


It has been quite a week in the world of the Co-ordinator for Chesterfield Street Pastors and School Pastors!

A week ago I was down in London meeting with School Pastor co-ordinators from across the country at Ascension Trust HQ in Morden, Surrey.  It was so exciting to hear how this initiative has taken off the across the country and we
have high hopes for the work our our growing team in Chesterfield.

At lunch time we were delighted when Les Isaac, one of the founders of Street Pastors, came to sit with us.  He is such an inspiring person and full of yet more ideas for transforming communities for the better.  We hope to invite Les to come and speak in Chesterfield next year as we celebrate our fourth birthday.

Next, on the Saturday we were invited to a reception hosted by the High Sheriff of Derbyshire, David Coleman and his wife Hilary held at Ripley Police HQ.  Such a lovely occasion on a beautiful day.  I only wish I could have taken the whole team of volunteers to hear the thanks and appreciation that was sent their way.

Then for Thursday, an invitation from the Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire to represent Chesterfield Street Pastors at a reception being hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire in the Painted Room at Chatsworth.  This would have been a treat in itself but we were then told that there would be two VIP guests.  What a wonderful surprise to discover our VIPs were none other than HM the Queen and HRH Prince Philip!

There were around 80 invited guests and we were divided into 12 groups of 6 or 7 people.  Separately, the royal couple spent a few minutes with each group and it was wonderful to be able to speak briefly with them both about Chesterfield Street Pastors and to see the most beautiful smile flicker across the Queen's face at the mention of Street Pastors.

A moment to treasure and I am very thankful for such an opportunity.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014


Saturday 12th July

at St Thomas' Church, Chatsworth Road,  Brampton

Charity Auction for Samaritan's Purse


Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.15pm start

Auctioning everything from....

Cakes to Crochet Lessons

Bentley Experience to BBQ Master Classes

Denby Pottery Cake Stand to Drum Lessons

CFC Tickets to Thorntons Chocolate Hamper

and a whole lot more besides......



Free admission - Everyone welcome

Family friendly event

For more information contact Jane Simmonds 07974 831274











Rose Hill URC, Soresby Street, Chesterfield S40 1JW
Saturday 19 July 2014 at 7.30pm

Tickets £7 - includes light refreshments - from
Church (Tel: 569872), Choir Members
and at the door (subject to availability)


Tuesday, 8 July 2014


St John's are all set to officially welcome Brian Magorrian as their new vicar at an induction service on Tuesday 15th July 7.30pm.

Brian and Rachel have moved to Walton from Glossop with their two children who are both university students.

A warm welcome to you all from CTfC.

Sunday, 6 July 2014


The Bishop of Derby's Harvest Appeal 2014

for Delhi (equipping women for a sustainable future)

Harvest Appeal Eco - Conference

Saturday 19th July, 10am - 3.30pm

St John's Walton 

Guest Speakers: Ella Sonawane and Natascha Engel MP.

led by Global Action plan, 
the Order of the Black Sheep
and the Diocesan Environmental Group. 

Exhibitions and Stalls. 

Upcycling art workshop 
with Revd Aron Simpson.

All welcome to attend. 
To book email 
 or tel: 01332 840132

Friday, 4 July 2014


Little Gems Nursery
Unit 2 South Place
off Beetwell Street
Chesterfield S40 1SZ
01246 555705
07585 554796


1.  Nursey Nurse (to start September)
A nursery nurse is needed to work 30 contracted hours per week.
Hours of work: Monday - Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm
Salary: Minimum wage
Nursery is open 50 weeks a year and is closed 1st week of Summer and Christmas week.

2.  Supply Staff (to start as soon as possible)
Also we are now in need of a bank of flexible supply staff for the nursery to work as nursery nurses when needed.
Hours of work: 8.00am - 6.00pm
Salary: Minimum wage

About Little Gems

Little Gems is a 20 place  day nursery.  We aim to provide a happy, secure, loving environment where parents and children can feel at home.  In the nursery we aim to treat each child as an individual, where right from the beginning, we recognise that every child is precious and has unique strengths and gifts to offer.  We will be providing a place where each child is valued, and where parents can feel secure that their child is being cared for to the highest standard.
A loving environment, the character of which is gently shaped by Christian faith and values. The nursery is a partnership between parents and us as providers, purely for the benefit of the child.

How to Apply

If you have experience working with children aged 3 months to 5 years please request an application form by sending an email to:

Closing date is Wednesday 16th July 2014

Note - DBS checks will be made before employment can be confirmed.

Thursday, 3 July 2014


This Sunday starting at 12.30pm at Loundsley Green don't forget there's the Big Picnic Lunch followed by at 13.30 by an open air service organised by Christian Education Chesterfield.  Great family event with music from TEC and John Pickering, Jonathan Cooper's puppet team and loads of fun activities for children.

Bring your picnic, bring your friends!


                         BOOK AID
(reg charity 1039484)

Rodney Ward, retired URC minister, has been taken on as representative in Chesterfield for
who are happy to take in good quality second-hand Christian books (except hymnbooks and NEB bibles), plus Ladybird Books, whether religious or secular
and get them to appreciative readers overseas.

What Rodney will do is receive your offerings at his home (21 Smithfield Avenue, Hasland S41 0PR, tel 239258) and take them to the regional collection point which is a bookshop on Great North Road, Ranskill, Retford,DN22 8NL(01777 817101)

Or you can take the books to that address yourself.

Some of us have hoarded books for some time, kidding ourselves that we will read them again one day (or get round to reading them for the first time). Meanwhile, avid readers elsewhere would love to get one of them (or more).

(They do not want school text books, secular books, out of date bible reading notes or Sunday School material, or magazines)

Is this something where we can help ourselves and others at the same time?
Give Rodney a ring, get up in the loft, fetch down a basket or boxful, and away you go……..

Wednesday, 2 July 2014


You are invited to join us as

 The Revd Patrick Coleman 

is instituted as 
Vicar of Chesterfield 
St Mary and All Saints,
 Diocese of Derby,

 on Friday 18th July at 7pm

at St Mary and All Saints Chesterfield 
by the Bishop of Derby and inducted by the Archdeacon of Chesterfield.

Please come along and give a warm Chesterfield welcome.


Chesterfield TimeBank
16 mth Temporary Development Worker
18hrs per week
£17,000 pro rata

A development worker is required to assist in co-producing timebanking with members of the public in North East Derbyshire. Your interpersonal skills are key with the ability to develop and maintain community relationships.

Please send your CV with a covering letter (no longer than 2 A4 sides) telling us why you are the person for this exciting post.

Job Description & Person Specification available from , or send a SAE to Chesterfield TimeBank, The Parish Centre, 91 Sheffield Road, Stonegravels, Chesterfield S41 7JH
Tel: 01246 204418

Closing Date Monday 28th July 2014

Tuesday, 1 July 2014


Encouragement Morning with HOPE 2014 and The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association UK

Event to be held at the following time, date and location:
Friday, 11 July 2014  
09:30 to 13:00
Wilson Carlile Centre
50 Cavendish Street
S3 7R2


HOPE 2014 together with The Billy Graham Association cordially invite you to join in a morning of prayer and encouragement, followed by fellowship and lunch.  

Please confirm your attendance by 8 July 2014. Lunch will be provided. Guests are welcome.

Enquiries: Contact Danita Beetge at 07788864454 or via email at or call the HOPE office on 01788 542782

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We hope you can make it!



Roy Crowne  &  the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association UK
Executive Director