Thursday, 28 September 2017


Celebrate A New Beginning

You are most warmly invited to join Hasland Methodist Church
 in celebrating the opening of the newly refurbished church on
Saturday, 30th September at 3.00pm

Speaker – Rev Gill Newton,
Chair of Sheffield Methodist District

Followed by a buffet tea.

Thursday, 21 September 2017


We need your help....
It's going to be all change at our Stay and Play groups, at the end of this year, our play leader Donna is leaving for pastures new which will mean that we need volunteers to help keep the groups going. This is where you come in...
Can you spare an hour or two a week, or know someone who could? Please spread the work (and this email) so that we can get the word out.

For more details, contact:

Staveley Area Toy Library
Tel: 0770 7547950

We're looking for people to help out at our Stay and Play groups to their parents/carers a place to meet old and new friends. give children the opportunity to play, learn and have fun, and give same time, benefit you! 
You have skills and talents that can benefit others and at the the opportunity to: Whether you can spare 1, 2 or even 5 hours a week, we can offer you - Learn new skills - Share a particular skill or professional expertise - Access training - Meet new people and make new friends We know that volunteering means work and commitment, BUT, we also hope it will mean fun for you too!  

Tuesday, 19 September 2017


Christians Together for Chesterfield

Open Forum Meeting

Tuesday 26th September 7.30pm

Cornerstone at Central Methodist Church

Please make sure your church is represented


Wednesday 18th October 2017

7 – 8.30pm

St Thomas’s Centre
                                                    Chatsworth Road
   S40 3AW

What is modern slavery and human trafficking?
What is the scale of it abroad and here in the UK?
What is the response of the British Government and The Medaille Trust?
What can you do to help?

T Medaille Trust, is a charity which offers safe housing to women, men and children victims of modern slavery and human trafficking, will be delivering a presentation and fiilms about the modern slave trade and human trafficking.
 For further details, contact Sheena Field

Monday, 18 September 2017



Advance Notification of A Study Day
for Preachers and Leaders of Worship 

The study day will be led by The Rev Dr Kate Bruce Deputy Warden,
  Tutor in Homiletics and CODEC Research Fellow in Preaching, Cranmer College, Durham

On Saturday 27 January 2018 at Whittington Moor Methodist Church, Chesterfield 

Details of the day remain to be agreed with Dr Bruce, but the invitation was inspired a review of her recent book, Igniting the Heart: Preaching and Imagination:

“It has been said that the day of the sermon is over. Kate Bruce argues that the day of the poorly conceived, ill prepared, dull, disconnected, boring, irrelevant, authoritarian, yawn-inducing, patronizing, pontificating, pointless and badly delivered sermon, is indeed over. Imagination can help to engage the hearer in a sermon which seeks to evoke rather than to inform.”

Wednesday, 13 September 2017


 Feeling stressed?  

Need to relax and unwind?

 come along to our FREE

Time 4 U Café Event

Lots of people will be on hand to help you keep healthy in body and mind
 whoever you are, whatever your age!
Beauty treatments by qualified beauticians.
Cook and eat sessions
Lunch and Refreshments
Relaxation sessions
Shabby Chic crafting
Seated exercise sessions
Information and Advice about benefits, debt, healthy lifestyles and lots more! 
IT’S ALL FREE! Absolutely No Catch! 
All we ask is that you come and enjoy what’s on offer and chat with people on the stalls 
At Staveley Methodist Church,Chesterfield Rd, Staveley S43 3XD 
Thursday 28 September 2017 11.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. 

Please arrive early to book the beauty treatments 
This project is carried out in conjunction with DCC, CBC and other partner agencies 


I wanted to bring to your attention the fact that our Foodbank Project Manager, Ian Birchmore is retiring from working for the foodbank. Ian has worked tirelessly, and served us extremely well and there will be an opportunity to thank Ian for all his work at a future event. We are now however looking for someone to replace Ian as a paid foodbank Project Manager and we need your help.

If you, or someone you know, might be interested and wants to know more please contact myself (Tim Rourke) on 07853 167061 or email me

Foodbank Project Manager

Job Description
Responsible to: Foodbank Project Trustees Responsible for: Directing and managing the Chesterfield Foodbank

Salary: £1025 per month (Including annual cost of living increase each year) Based on three-day week, flexible to fit duties Permanent after 6 months probation period

Overall responsibility of the job:  To lead a team of volunteers to ensure that all areas of the foodbank centres for Chesterfield Foodbank are run efficiently and to a high standard, in accordance with The Trussell Trust franchise model and statutory requirements.

Key dates for the Interview Process Job Descriptions and Application Forms available from 13th Sept 2017

Final Application Date : Sunday 1st October

Shortlisting : Week beginning Monday 2nd October Interviews : Thursday 12th October

Monday, 11 September 2017


Yes it is that time of year again when New Life Church put on their free BBQ in the grounds of the crooked spire 12 noon - 3pm.  This year is bigger and better than ever. Just a few highlights:

  • Free lunch - we'll be cooking around 1,000 burgers and sausages served in a bread cob with or without onions & cheese, your choice of sauce and a cold drink.
  • Tables and chairs set out for you to relax while you eat your lunch and listen to the live music.
  • Richard from Jugalubs will be there to teach you some circus skills.
  • Marvellous Martyn will do some illusions for the children.
  • Craft activities and colouring for the children
  • Glitter tattoos (you know you want one.)
  • Books and leaflets and an opportunity to sign up for Alpha
  • Everything is free - it won't cost you a penny for lunch and an afternoon's entertainment for all the family.
Please come along and bring your friends and neighbours and get in there before he does!


A brand new innovation to the UK, The Compassion Experience offers you the chance to visit another world without leaving your own. See with your own eyes how sponsorship transforms lives through this interactive, mobile experience; visiting churches, schools, and other venues across the country.
The Compassion Experience is housed in a Compassion-branded truck. When deployed the structure allows guests to take an immersive tour through replicas of the homes, environments and stories of two children who have been a part of Compassion’s programme. Though the use of an iPod and headphones guests have the opportunity to hear from Sameson or Shamin, who share first-hand what daily life was like growing up in extreme poverty.
As you enter the Experience, you’ll be instantly transported to Uganda and Ethiopia— visiting homes, markets and schools as you experience sights, sounds, and events from the lives of Sameson or Shamin. Witness with your own eyes the impact one caring sponsor can have.
Each tour takes approximately 20 minutes and guests are welcome to experience one or both stories.
Through the experience visitors will witness the help, new life and hope that transforms a child’s life when Compassion is able to help through the generosity of a personal sponsor. At the end of the tour, guests enter a room where they can view photos and information about children of all ages who are waiting for sponsors.
The Experience is a free, family friendly event which gives you a tangible way to share the realities of daily poverty with your own children, family, friends and community.
Hosted by Redeemer King Church at Outwood Academy, Highfield Road, Chesterfield
Sat Sept 30th 1 pm -  6 pm   &  Sun Oct 1st 12 pm - 4 pm
Hosted by Christian Life Church, Vanguard Trading Estate, Britannia Road, Chesterfield
Fri Nov 10th 5.30 pm - 7.15 pm
Sat Nov 11th 1.00 pm - 2.30 pm   &  3.45 pm - 6 pm
Sun 12th Nov 10.30 pm - 2.30 pm  &  4 pm - 6 pm

Wednesday, 6 September 2017


Hi Paul,
Could you circulate this to members of the Christian Together Community

A young couple moving into their own home urgently needs:
1- a wardrobe
2- at least 4 dining chairs
3-and a washing machine

If you have any of these, please email Alexis or ring on 07707158992

Thank you 
Alexis S Diouf

Tuesday, 5 September 2017


Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning 

Saturday 30th Sept

10am to 1pm 

Spire Funeral Services

95 Derby Road Chesterfield S40 2ER
Call 01246 221555 or email


Ragged School Chapel
Markham Road
Harvest Celebrations

Saturday 30th September 7.30pm

“An evening with
Moody & Sankey”

Staveley & District Churches united Choir
Collection in aid of ‘Romanian Rescue & Hope for Life Ministries Safe House’
Followed by refreshments

Sunday 1st October
6.30pm Harvest Service
Speaker – Jim Titterton