Thursday, 6 December 2018


Tony Vino is a very well known Christian comedian, bring your friends and family to share in the laughter. Contact @bolsovermethodist to book on


Christmas Tree Festival
St Thomas Church,
Chatsworth Road,

Friday 7th December 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday 8th December 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday 9th December 1.30 pm - 5pm

Refreshments will be available in the church building throughout the Festival.
Live music
  • On Saturday at 11:15 am there will be a guitar interlude
  • On Saturday at 5pm there will be Christmas Carols by Inspirations Theatre Company
  • On Sunday at 2:30pm there will be live organ music


Thursday 6th Dec - Saturday 8th Dec
Nativity Festival
Central Methodist Church, Saltergate
10 am - 4 pm

Join Central Methodist Church this Christmas for their Nativity Festival 
with nativity scenes, children's activities, music and refreshments.


 Loundsley Green Church

Saturday 8th December  

                                    10 am - 1pm

                                                            COFFEE AND LUNCH

                PRESENTS,  PIES & PLANTS          

     & Sunday 9th December 4pm

with Phoenix Band


Everyone welcome



Chesterfield Child Contact Centre


This is a rewarding but complex role which ensures the smooth running of the Chesterfield Child Contact Centre on Saturdays when it is staffed by volunteers. This role is becoming available due to the forthcoming resignation of the present co-ordinator

It is a key role in the running of Chesterfield Child Contact Centre which offers supported contact between children and parents with whom they do not live. Usually there are difficult family issues which have led to this having to take place initially in the Child Contact Centre.

It is essential you have some knowledge or experience dealing with families in difficult situations and be able to understand the difficulties that parents often face and be sensitive to them. It is essential that you are well organised and can maintain systems.

We are an accredited supported Contact Centre of the National Association of Child Contact Centres. NACCC will provide co-ordinator training and we will ensure that you are well supported. There will be a handover with the existing post-holder.

The co-ordinator will provide services on a self - employed basis and be paid by invoice monthly at £10 per hour for 5 hours per week. There is flexibility when the work is done but generally there will be some work at the end of the week before the next contact session, and, following the session at the beginning of the week to pick up issues. It will be necessary to be available during working hours at agreed times as this does require some liaison (usually by telephone) with other agencies.

For further details see the job description. Available on our website www.chesterfieldchildcontact or by email.

Please apply with a letter outlining your suitability for the post and CV by email to

Closing Date ….10th December 2018
Interviews will be arranged as soon as possible after this date

Tuesday, 27 November 2018


Dear Christians Together for Chesterfield,

I am organising another Prayer Day in Killamarsh and after the previous one was encouraged to enlarge it by inviting churches in NE Derbyshire and Rother Valley to join us.  This is  a note for you to put the date in your diaries....

Rother Valley and N E Derbyshire Gathering
February 23rd. 2019
Guest Speaker Dr. Tony Stone, Evangelist
Meeting at Killamarsh Junior School
11.00a.m. to 3.00p.m.

 Everyone welcome.

Dr. Tony Stone
Dr. Tony Stone was the founder/director of ‘Team Support Ministry’, now Ten:Two Trust, from which he has retired. He has handed over the reins to Joshua Raybould.
He is a member of the board of Trustees for Christ for all Nations and therefor a close friend of both Reinhard Bonnke and Daniel Kolenda.
His first ministry was as Assistant Pastor at the City Mission, Chester where he began to develop his evangelistic ministry, visiting Coffee bars and dance halls to share the Gospel.
He married Sheila in 1961 and they have two children and seven grandchildren. The couple worship in their local church at Brierley Hill.
During his early years he worked with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and in particular on all the European crusades with Dr Graham.
Through his vast experience it means he has developed into a very relevant and inspirational speaker for the church today, having also travelled to over forty nations sharing  the Gospel message.

Yours in Christ,

David Taylor (Church on the Street, Killamarsh)

Monday, 19 November 2018


The incredible story of the ten Boom's, a devoted Christian family who felt they couldn't just watch the devastating circumstances of the Jews so they acted and set out on an incredible rescue mission. This led to Corrie and her sister being imprisoned in the Second World War.

The production focuses on God's influence on Corrie's life and how God gave her the strength and means to do his work in terrible circumstances. It is the story of God's love and hope in an environment of darkness and brutality.

"What a powerful performance showing how God's love can overcome hatred and evil - it's an inspiration to us all"


You may know of us and know we're based at St Thomas' Church and have been feeding the homeless from our converted library bus since 2004.

We are in dire need of a replacement bus and are making an appeal to the Aviva Community Fund for money to achieve this. You may have seen the article on this in last week's Derbyshire times?

The choice of which charities to support is made by Aviva based on public vote, which ends this coming Tuesday, 20th November. I would like to appeal to all the congregations of all the churches in Chesterfield to support us.  I would be very grateful as it will be our last chance to increase our vote, to ensure our good work can continue

How to vote:

2) 'Register to vote'
3) 'Register now'

4) Search project titles and organisation - enter Church On The Bus

Another route is to go to, but it might direct you to a page to register first. They will only accept someone to vote once they have registered, which involves giving their name and email address. You then have 10 votes and you could use all 10 votes for us!

Many thanks,

Bob Littlewood
Church on the Bus

Friday, 26 October 2018


100-Days-Peace-Hope-logo 26 October
17 days to go
No one is really willing to die for an honest person, though someone might be willing to die for a truly good person. But God showed how much he loved us by having Christ die for us, even though we were sinful.
Romans 5:7-8 (CEV)

Edith Cavell was a Christian who served as a nurse and matron in enemy-occupied Belgium during the First World War. She was executed in 1915 for enabling around 200 Allied soldiers to escape to neutral territory. The night before her execution she told the chaplain who shared communion with her: ‘Standing as I do in view of God and eternity: I realise that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hated or bitterness towards anyone.’ Edith understood that Jesus’ greater love commands us to love our enemies as well as our neighbours and friends.

Father God, help me to love and forgive as you love and forgive me. Amen

Catherine Butcher is communications director for HOPE.

100 Days of Peace and Hope is available with Bible readings, reflections and prayers for each week to download at

Monday, 15 October 2018


Unfortunately this weeks Sleepout outside The Spire church to raise awareness for pathways and homeless people has been postponed to a future date, due to staffing issues.

Due to public request the meeting on 24th October has changed from the afternoon to the evening at 7:30pm.


join the lighthouse team

Our faith based CHARITY, WORKING WITH homeless PEOPLE, is looking to recruit to relief part time

Project Worker Posts
Night and weekend shifts are available on a relief/ holiday cover basis

ThEsE ARE positionS based in rotherham, Chesterfield, shirebrook lighthouses-night shifts £7.83 per Hour- 16 hours
Day time hours also available  at £8.40 per hour

We are looking for resilient people to join our small teams at our mens lighthouses in rotherham and north derbyshire

at lighthouse homes we are offering more than a bed to our residents. we seek to support people in the stabilisation, change and growth process. 

have you A hopeful and positive attitude to working alongside people with multiple needs? 

we are looking for committed christians, with a care background, able to work with all traditions of the church

If so, we would like to hear from you this autumn please contact us for an application pack and informal discussion.

 Informal contact/discussion welcome with Geraldine Pearce, Chief Executive Officer, Lighthouse Homes 01709 364600 or 07534 653229 Application pack from


Monday, 8 October 2018


Could you raise awareness and raise funds for Pathways by joining the 'Sleep Out' at the Spire?

Each person will need to register in order to sleep out, it takes just 1-2mins

Register to sleep out:  call 01246 498204 (Mon - Fri, 10am - 3pm)
Kind regards

Tuesday, 2 October 2018


You may be interested in the programme The Debt Saviours  on BBC 2 next Friday at 21.00. It features Christians Against Poverty

The BBC website says

“Across Britain more than four million people have debts considered unsustainable. Responsibility for advising and helping these vulnerable people is increasingly falling to charities. One of the biggest is Christians Against Poverty (CAP), led by its charismatic founder, Dr John Kirkby CBE, pictured.
In this access all areas documentary, director Phillip Wood follows Dr Kirkby and some of the charity's debt coaches. CAP has more than 6,000 staff and volunteers around the country providing help to people who often face losing their homes. The film shows how the home visits often include an offer to pray with clients and asks whether the real motivation is debt relief or bringing people to Jesus, or both.
One of the debt coaches featured is Gaz, who has overcome homelessness, dependency issues and losing a marriage before becoming a born-again Christian. He now works for CAP, and in the programme travels to meet donors in Jersey to help raise funds for the charity and to share with CAP's clients the story of his road out of debt.
Holly has been in debt all her young life and lives alone. She can barely afford to heat her home and is desperate for a change in circumstances. Her debt coach takes Holly under her wing as she tries to transform her life.
Ronnie was on remand for over two years before he was found not guilty. When he was released from jail he found himself homeless and in debt. He now lives alone in a bedsit, suffers from mental health issues and thinks life in jail was better. His debt coach Neil introduces Ronnie to Christianity - but Ronnie isn't sure what to think.”

Julie Minns

Tuesday, 25 September 2018


100-Days-Peace-Hope-logo 25 September
48 days to go
‘Is your heart as true to mine as mine is to yours?’ Jehonadab answered, ‘It is.’… So he gave him his hand.
2 Kings 10:15 (NRSV)

The key text for John Wesley’s famous sermon on catholic spirit might appear at first to be a strange choice for Wesley’s sweeping account of Christian love, its generosity, and, as he puts it, ‘unspeakable tenderness’. He argues that diversity of opinion or belief need not prevent our walking together peaceably; ‘though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike?’ The joined hands of Jehu and Jehonadab provide a glimpse of ‘tenderness’ amidst an otherwise brutal catalogue of massacre and judgement. In a context of stark enmity in the house of Israel, Wesley identifies a moment of kinship, and its wider resonance for universal love. A truly catholic spirit, Wesley writes, is a heart ‘enlarged toward’ all humanity.

Loving God, you urge us to the way of peace and kinship. Enlarge our hearts towards those we find difficult to love. May your unspeakable tenderness be known in the world.

Owen Roberts is Heritage Officer for the Methodist Church.

100 Days of Peace and Hope is available with Bible readings, reflections and prayers for each week to download at

Monday, 24 September 2018


Our Treasurer, Peter Broomhead has decided to step back from his treasurer role later this year. Peter was the warehouse manager and the treasurer and he was part of the team that started the Chesterfield foodbank. Peter is a good man and he worked hard to develop the foodbank and we are very grateful to him for all his support and encouragement.

We are now looking for a new Treasurer to maintain the accrual based accounts and serve as a foodbank Trustee. If you are interested or if you know of anyone who might be interested, could you please contact our stand-in Chairman, Rev. Daniel Cooke, email address below, and copy,uk with his/her contact details.

Thank you and kind regards,

Rev. Daniel Cooke

Tuesday, 18 September 2018


A reminder that the Forum of Christians Together for Chesterfield is on Thursday at 7.30 at Central Methedists.  Do be there.

Paul K.

Monday, 17 September 2018


Revival Kids – Raising up a spirit filled, extraordinary generation”
 A Conference to inspire church teams in leading transformational Children’s Ministry.

With Emily Phelps Jones, Jarrod Cooper and the Revive Church team.
Saturday 20 October 2018

Children are central to God’s heart for revival.  As Children’s leaders, we are here to raise ‘Revival Kids’; children who know their Father, who are filled with the Holy Spirit and change the world by representing Jesus in their homes, schools and cities.  We’re being called to raise up a generation of holy ‘freedom fighters’ who pray for the sake of the world and burn with the fire of God so that wherever they go, God’s glory is released.

Join us on Saturday 20th October for a day of envisioning and practical teaching on equipping children’s leaders to step out in Kid’s Ministry. It’s an opportunity for your leaders to build vision and explore approaches for seeing kids released in worship, prayer and the prophetic. 

At Revive Church we have a passion for children to know God deeply, see miracles and prophecy as a part of normal life, to encounter Jesus in worship and be filled with the Holy Spirit. Join us as we seek to become outstanding children’s leaders, raising an extraordinary generation, born for revival!

At this day conference you will enjoy:
-          Worship, prayer and prophetic ministry.
-          Inspiring keynote sessions
-          Teaching & equipping
-          Children’s ministry networking
-          An opportunity to be envisioned, empowered and equipped as we seek God for this generation.

Price: £5 per person

Venue:  Revive Church
Bridlington Avenue


Friday, 14 September 2018


100-Days-Peace-Hope-logo 14 September
59 days to go
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:27 (ESV)

History has recorded many statements and quotations relating to peace. As we meditate on the events of 100 years ago we might recall those promises and commitments made to building a world that lives in peace. Ronald Reagan said, ‘A people free to choose will always choose peace’ and that is surely so. Each of us who enjoy freedom can choose a peace that passes all understanding. When we accept Jesus into our lives we receive God’s Holy Spirit; he brings a deep and lasting peace. Unlike worldly peace, defined as the absence of conflict, this peace is confident assurance in any circumstance. With Christ’s peace, we need not fear the present nor the future. In commemoration, choose that peace.

Father, thank you for your gift of peace, freely given. Help us to trust wholly in you and your will for our lives. May our actions be rooted in love for you and our neighbours and may we be instruments of your peace in the world. In Jesus’ name. Amen

Michael Cooper is CVM’s National Director for England & Scotland.

100 Days of Peace and Hope is available with Bible readings, reflections and prayers for each week to download at

Friday, 7 September 2018


Ragged School Chapel Markham Road 

Harvest Celebrations 

 Saturday 22nd September 7.30pm 
 Staveley & District Churches united Choir
Followed by refreshments 

Sunday 23rd September 6.30pm 
Harvest Service Speaker – Sam Bown

Monday, 3 September 2018


100-Days-Peace-Hope-logo 2 September
71 days to go
At one time you were far away from God. But now you belong to Christ Jesus. He spilled his blood for you. This has brought you near to God. Christ himself is our peace.
Ephesians 2:11-18 (NIRV)

Around the world God is working through his children who, as advocates for peace, bring healing to those whose lives have been damaged by war. Some wounds are still raw and sensitive since the conflicts may be recent or continuing. In those cultures, without a Christian world-view, the call for revenge has to be replaced with a desire to forgive. The process begins with those who are willing to take a first step towards forgiveness.

One of my friends conducts ‘Healing the wounds of ethnic conflict’ workshops in war-torn areas. Another is writing reconciliation songs in culturally-sensitive ways and training young people from such areas to sing them. Another has had to be moved out of a war-torn zone for her own safety. Another is bringing aid to refugees and orphans in war-torn Iraq and seeking to disciple them. Some address the historical nature of continuing antagonism in order to dismantle ongoing prejudice and foster reconciliation. Others are seeking to follow God’s leading in restorative justice, in dealing with past genocides, as in Rwanda.

As we pray today for the victims from the various wars, let us pray particularly for women and girls. They are the ones who face the trauma of losing their fathers, husbands, brothers, sons. They are the innocent victims. Their grief is seldom recognised, but God sees, knows, and empathises. Can they learn to forgive also?

Father, thank you that forgiveness is always available from you. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Please help all those who need to forgive their enemies to do so with grace and love, and to embrace all that is involved, with Christ’s help. Amen

Fill a shoe-box with children’s goodies and take it to a refugee family who have fled a conflict zone. Listen to their story, and respond with love and understanding.

Brian Mills is a British-based, international prayer leader and author, and helps lead the international reconciliation movement.

100 Days of Peace and Hope is available with Bible readings, reflections and prayers for each week to download at

Thursday, 30 August 2018



Each meeting is in the hall at the rear of Central Methodist Church on Saltergate (S40 1UH) starting at 8.30 am with cooked breakfast and finishing by 10.00 am. 

All are welcome to come to enjoy food and fellowship.

Sat 15 September - John Bown - 'British Bobby on International Beat - Nigeria and Jamaica - the story continues'
Sat 20 October - Mark and Rebekah - the work of the Elm Foundation with victims/survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence.
Sat 17 November - Glyn Wildman - Dementia Lead Nurse, Chesterfield Royal Hospital
(No meeting in December)
Brian Offiler   
01246 234707 / 07791 346140