Thursday, 22 October 2015



Chesterfield Methodist Circuit: 
    Post of:   Circuit Administrator
              10 Hours per week (flexible) but at least over
       a minimum of 2 days with occasional evening work
      £8.30 - £8.80 per hour (depending on experience)
This is a new post and the person appointed will be initially employed
from 1 Feb 2016 until 31st Jan 2017
The circuit is looking for a suitable person to
·         Support the Superintendent Minister staff and circuit leadership team with  
      administrative duties
·         Establish and run a new circuit office at one of the existing Chesterfield Methodist churches.
·         Establish sound IT systems, with the ability to maintain and develop them
·         Coordinate and support other administrative gifts from around the circuit and its churches
·         Ensure that all necessary data, statistics and reports are completed as requested by the Superintendent Minister
Mission Statement: The calling of the Methodist people in Chesterfield is to respond to the gospel of God’s love and, inspired by the Holy Spirit to live out their discipleship in worship and mission. Therefore the person appointed would be expected to support this ethos and have some understanding of Methodist discipline and structures
Job description and application forms are available on request from the Superintendent Minister: Rev Julie Minns 5a Gladstone Rd Chesterfield S40 4TE    
Applications should be returned to Rev Minns by Monday Nov 16th 2015
           Interviews will take place on Thursday 26th Nov 2015

Tuesday, 20 October 2015


 Conversations under the Spire
All Saints’ Tide – November 2015

A series of talks at Choral Evensong, followed by refreshments,
questions and discussion, finishing around 9.00 p.m.

Saint Mary & All Saints, Chesterfield (The Crooked Spire)

6.30 p.m. Sundays 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd November


There is ample public parking in the vicinity of the church and hourly trains from and to most major centres (the church is five minutes’ walk from the station) Church postcode S40 1XJ
Email: Telephone: 01246 206506

Richard Coles,   Steven Croft,  Sarah Rowland Jones, Andrew Nunn

Sunday 1st November Anglicans in the world, among other churches and other faiths
Revd Canon Dr Sarah Rowland Jones

Sarah has had a distinguished career in the diplomatic service, and since ordination has been among other things research adviser to the previous and current Archbishop of Cape Town. Sarah is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion’s Standing Commission that advises on matters of theology, doctrine and church order, and convenes its working group on relations with other churches. Sarah is currently the Vicar of the City of Cardiff.

Sunday 8th November Diversity – pleasure or pain? Anglicans in a diverse society

Very Revd Andrew Nunn

Andrew is the Dean of Southwark, where he is foremost in taking on issues of race, sexuality and other matters of diversity within the Church and its outreach.

Sunday 15th November The Reform and Renewal Process: The future of the Church of England

Right Revd Steven Croft

Bishop Steven is the Bishop of our neighbouring city, Sheffield. Bishop Steven was the first Team Leader of Fresh Expressions and also Archbishops’ Missioner. He is currently heavily involved in the present Archbishops’ Reform and Renewal initiative, upon which much of the future shape of the Church of England depends.

Sunday 22nd November Communicating Faith: the Image of the Church of England

Revd Richard Coles

Richard is the ex-Communard who celebrates this year his tenth year of ordination. He appears regularly on Radio 4 in his own programme as well as Pause for Thought on Radio 2. Other highlights of his media career include last year’s title of Celebrity Mastermind. Fathomless Riches, the first volume of his memoirs, is a bestseller. Richard is the Rector of Finedon in Northamptonshire.


Wednesday, 14 October 2015


Creative Arts Retreat





…on the edge of the beautiful Peak District


February 19th – 21st, 2016

@ St. Thomas’, Brampton church & Centre,

Chesterfield, S40 3AW


… a weekend to refresh your creative & spiritual journey


 art workshops led by experienced artists from across the UK, working

with wood, textiles, print, paint & more

 encouragement in your faith, art & outreach

 artful prayer & worship

 delicious lunches of home-cooked soup, bread & cake


£78 per person


Chesterfield is a historical market town, famous for its Crooked Spire and on the edge of the beautiful Peak District. It is near to Bakewell, Chatsworth House, Hardwick Hall & Bolsover Castle which are just 20 minutes away. Chesterfield is centrally placed near to the M1; has easy access by road and rail and plenty of accommodation for visitors.

This event is run by Harlequin Arts. For more information contact Karen Herrick

on 07980039647 or email



Probable Weekend Timetable:


Friday 19th

7pm meet the team over wine & cheese & begin your retreat journey with a creative activity.

Saturday 20th

9:00 – 9:30 refreshments

9:30-10 artful reflection

10-12:30 workshops (you can choose different ones nearer to the retreat from a list which includes Painting, Textiles, Printing, Wood Turning…)

12:30-2:00 lunch followed by time to explore

2:00-2:30 artful reflection

2:30-5:00 workshops

7:30 optional evening meal out!


Sunday 21st

Join St. Thomas’ 9.30am traditional service or enjoy some unguided creative time, inside or outside!

10:00 refreshments

10:30-1:00 workshops (some of these may be off site)

1:00-2:00 lunch

2:00-2:30 final artful reflection

2:30-3:30 finishing off & departures!!!

Booking form:

(booking is essential, the deadline for bookings is 31/01/16)

Name: __________________________________Email____________________________

Address: _________________________________________________Tel______________


£78 (retreat only- you will need to book accommodation) enclosed


Please complete booking form & send cheques payable to Harlequin Arts, c/o St. Thomas’ Church, Brampton, Chesterfield, S40 3AW




Tuesday, 13 October 2015


"Handy Hints for using the NHS"
(getting the best out of the system)
 Monday October 19th
@ Holy Trinity Church, Newbold Road at 7-9pm
It will be a 40-45 minute presentation, followed by a break for
 written questions during second part
Everyone welcome
Shantha Tyler
01246 566518


For the last few years Mydudu has organised 'Christmas Lunch on Jesus' which has been enjoyed by many who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day.  It's made possible by the team of volunteers and the generous gifts of food from individuals and churches in the town.  Here is her appeal for this year:

From: mydudu gaven []
Sent: 12 October 2015 15:22
It's me again. Here is the list of the stuff needed to make Christmas Day happen. Thank you so much for the support. Christmas could not happen without the support of people from Chesterfield. I think they are great and I am so blessed to be a part of such a compassionate town.
Hot Food and cooked please!!!
Roast Potatoes
Brussel Sprouts
Carrots/ Parsnips
Mince Pies
Christmas pudding
Clementines, Grapes, Apples
Cold Drinks
Cordial, Cans of pop
Hot Drinks
Milk, Tea, Coffee
Hot Chocolate
Pork Pies
Sausage Rolls
Cutlery and Tables
Foil, Cling films
Sandwich bags
Paper Plates
Styrofoam Paper Cups
Dessert bowls
Paper Plates
Kitchen Roll
Bin bags
Disposable Table cloths
Silver trays
Christmas tree,  Presents, Crackers