Tuesday, 26 July 2016


 A New Vision for Ecumenism 

A day to explore where ecumenism is heading and 
what that means for us in our local churches and communities 

Speaker: Revd. Dr. David Cornick 
General Secretary Churches Together in England 

Saturday 22nd October 11.00 am to 4.00 pm 
Matlock Methodist/United Reformed Church Oak Road, Matlock, DE4 3FJ 

No charge but bring a packed lunch. Drinks will be supplied.

 It would help with our planning if you could let us know that you are coming. 
Please email Tony Harvey judi_tony_harvey@btinternet.com

Monday, 25 July 2016


New Life Church have a coach day trip to Scarborough booked for Sunday 14th August. We have a few spare seats if anyone would like to come with us.  The coach picks up from the Donut roundabout at 8.30am and sets off back from Scarborough at 5.30pm.

Once there you are welcome to join us for a picnic on the beach and a game of beach cricket or rounders or if you prefer to browse the shops or visit the Peace Gardens the choice is yours as long as you are back in time for 5.30pm.

Tickets are £12 for adults and £6 for children and the latest day to book in & pay will be Sunday 7th August.  Please contact Jacky on 07849 073078 if you are interested in coming along.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016


Teen Challenge UK is a registered charity and operates nationally to help young people who have developed life controlling problems, especially drug and alcohol addictions, and also to offer preventative help to those who may be in danger of doing so.

They started in the late seventies and now works in fifteen locations in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.  Teen Challenge London and Teen Challenge Strathclyde grew out of Teen Challenge UK and are now affiliated works.
The goal of Teen Challenge UK is to help people become mentally sound, physically well, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted and spiritually alive.

The charity is built on and driven by Christian values and beliefs, which clearly show how precious and loved each individual is.  They take this message to young people whose lives are messed up, who have lost all sense of self-worth, self-esteem and often the will to live.  Everybody deserves the opportunity to live free and to become everything they were created to be.

They have 12 local teams with over 500 workers made up from staff and volunteers, who work in multiple locations across the UK.  They have 6 residential centres across England, Scotland and Wales.

Ten Challenge UK provides a positive answer to the current drug epidemic in our country, and since their first residential centre opened thousands of young people with serious addictions have been through their programmes.

Come and hear the evidence first hand from men who have had their lives ruled by addiction and have found a way to live free.  

Sunday 24th July 10.30 am
The Winding Wheel, Holywell St, Chesterfield S40 7SA

info@newlifechesterfield  01246 200768


St Thomas' Coffee Bar are recruiting. 
They have a vacancy for a Coffee Bar/Kitchen Assistant, 
35 hours per week, working over 5 days, 
including one day at a weekend.  
For more information, please email 

Friday, 8 July 2016


Youngstars Summer 
Holiday Club

AUGUST 2nd-4 th, 9th-11th, 16th-18th, 23rd-25th 
 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 
10.00 am – 12.00 noon 
Church in the Peak, New Street 

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

 New Street Centre, New Street, Bottom of Park Road 
For all children in school years 1-6 
Parents welcome to stay! 
 Details from Mike Dalby on 07940 150171 

Totally fun, totally free! #WOW!

Thursday, 7 July 2016


"... I am really keen to go into local churches and to inform them of the work that Pathways is doing in the local community.  We still receive a lot of support from the churches in Chesterfield, and I feel it is very important to keep our supporters informed and involved in our work."  Emma Galpin, Manager

If you would like Emma to come and give a talk to your church or small group about the terrific work of Pathways here in Chesterfield she would love to hear from you:  manager@pathwaysofchesterfield.co.uk

Wednesday, 6 July 2016


RHUBARB FARM Community Interest Company

Hardwick Street
NG20 9DR
Main contact number 01623 741210

Sunday 10th July: Open Day. Rhubarb Farm will be open for the National Gardens Scheme (Yellow Book). You can turn up at any time from  10.00-4 pm. There will be tours of the site at 10.30, 12.30 and 2.30. These will take about an hour each. Cream teas will be served in our 'cafe' and on the Village Green.

What is Rhubarb Farm?

•  In October 2010 Rhubarb Farm was a couple of weed-tangled fields. Community Payback teams started hacking back the brambles and have not stopped coming since then.

•  Work started on site in January 2011, and a car park was laid and two containers placed on it for office and storage. Water, electricity and phone were installed.

•  With an award from the Working Neighbourhoods Fund, through the Bolsover Local Strategic Partnship, we were able to employ a Farm Manager and an admin/finance worker. Vegetables were grown that Spring and 3 local unemployed young men were taken on as Gardeners through the Future Jobs Fund.

•  Volunteers started coming to Rhubarb Farm from the very first month, and up to March 2013 we have had nearly 200 volunteers come.

•  We managed to fence about a third of our site in 2011, and then complete the fencing of that area in May 2012. This gave us security and we were able to site a cafĂ© cabin, a composting toilet and another cabin for youth work and mess room. In 2012 we were awarded funding from Tesco to erect a large polytunnel.

•  In November 2011 we employed a Youth Worker under a contract with Raising Aspirations to provide activities for young people who have not been attending school for a while. This was extended in 2013 to involve younger children in the transition period from primary to secondary school.

•  In March 2012 we employed two ex-offenders as Cropshare Workers through a contract with the Home Office.

•  In 2012 we employed 11 young people aged 16-18 years old as apprentices under the National Apprenticeship programme for them to get an NVQ2 in Horticulture.

•  In July 2012 we began supplying customers with veg bags, under a community supported agriculture (CSA) scheme, whereby customers come to site weekly to collect their bags.

•  In 2012 we installed a pond with a dipping platform in our wildlife area, and organised a Corporate Challenge Day for 25 Sainsbury's store managers and HR managers.

•  In October 2012 we employed a Drug and Alcohol Worker through a contract with Derbyshire County Council Drug and Alcohol Team to provide services to recovering substance misusers, and support them towards employment.

•  In November 2012 we won an award from the Big Lottery Fund for a BUDDIES Project aimed at intensive support for people with long term issues. This has enabled us to employ three staff to run the Project.

•  In March 2013 we won a tender from Leicestershire Probation Trust's regional REACH programme, for a GREEN CHANCES Project to support 20 ex-offenders into work between April 2013 and December 2014. This will enable one of our ex-offenders to continue as mentor for the ex-offenders on the programme.

•  We have held four events - a Soup on Site event , a Hearty Harvest event, a Family Fun Day and, in Sept 2012, the Langwith Community Show.

•  We have run or hosted 37 courses - cookery for parents, cookery for people with mental ill health, wood working, wood carving, compost toilet making, pizza oven making, willow weaving, gypsy crafts, bird box making.

•  We have taken 9 people on individual placements paying off Community Service Order hours, through Derbyshire Probation Trust.

•  We bought a small tractor in 2012.

•  We have organised three Corporate Volunteering Days for DWP when Job Centre workers from across the region gave a day to volunteer at Rhubarb Farm.

•  We have had major funding support from two charities, The Henry Smith Charity, and Lankelly Chase Foundation, for the salaries of our Farm Manager and Finance and Monitoring Officer.


Tuesday, 5 July 2016


Concert with Eastwood Collieries’ Male Voice Choir 
Singing in the community since 1919 

Saturday 16th July 7.30 pm 
St John’s Church, Newbold S41 8QN 

Tickets £8 including refreshments 
Pre bought ticket £7 available from Parish Office Saturdays 10.30 to 11.30am 

Tel: 01246 557059 for more information 
All proceeds to NewBold Building Project

Friday, 1 July 2016


ACAT is the national support charity for church treasurers, we support over 12,500 church treasurers from across all denominations.  We would like to invite you to take part in one of our training events being held in your region this summer.
Firstly, we are holding the ACAT Foundation Course at two different venues:
·         Saturday 9th July 2016 at Jubilee House, 8 Westgate, SOUTHWELL NG25 0JH.
·         Saturday 10th September 2016 at Central United Reformed Church, DERBY DE1 1JW
This is an introduction to all the issues a Treasurer might meet. It is aimed primarily at new and inexperienced treasurers, however our feedback has been that even experienced treasurers have found the course very helpful. It includes the following topics:
Role of the Treasurer
Legal and Financial Overview
Budgeting: Principles of Charity accounting
Systems, Records and IT
Gift Aid and GASDS
Year-end Routines
The second is the ACAT Workshop 2 on Saturday 23rd July 2016 at Faithstar LLP, 19-23 Clifton Street, SHEFFIELD S9 2DQ which is designed primarily for treasurers who have been in post for a few years. Delegates will take part in sessions on:
Changing Treasurers
Coping with Independent Examination
How to be an Independent Examiner
The cost of each course is £45.00 which includes all materials & a buffet lunch. Delegates can book online at:
http://www.acat.uk.com/southwellfound.html  for the Foundation Course in Southwell
http://www.acat.uk.com/derbyfound.html  for the Foundation Course in Derby
http://www.acat.uk.com/sheffield2307.html  for Workshop 2 in Sheffield
As a charity we are concerned that the treasurers of our churches receive all the support they can, especially those unfamiliar with their role.  Please would you help them by distributing this information on our behalf?
Jayne Jones
Admin Officer
 01246 767787 


Can you help Tools With a Mission (Chesterfield) find a new  base?

Tools With  Mission is a national Christian charity which collects unused and unwanted tools and recycles them for shipping overseas to Africa to enable people to earn a living.  Over two years ago a collection centre was set up in Chesterfield with the help of the 3rd Brampton Scout group. However, Tools with a Mission (Chesterfield)  have reached a point where they need to move on to the next stage. To do this more storage space is required and a base for  some recycling locally is required in Chesterfield. This month another van full of tools for recycling was sent off to the workshops at Coventry and Ipswich

Here in Chesterfield the local team are looking for space roughly at least the size of a double garage say about 50sq metres . Access to a power source would also help. If anyone has any ideas where we might be able to find such a location within the Chesterfield area please contact David Sanderson (01246 231115).