Thursday, 19 July 2018


We have a stall at the Medieval Market in Chesterfield on Tuesday 24th July 10 am - 4 pm to raise funds for the terrific work that our volunteer Street and School Pastors do.  If you are coming into town for the market please look us out and show your support.  Many thanks.


Monday, 16 July 2018


Men's Breakfast - Saturday, 21 July
All are welcome to share food (cooked breakfast available, but not compulsory!) and fellowship at the next Men's Breakfast at Central Methodist Church, Saltergate on Saturday 21 July at 8.30 am. 
Our speaker will be John Bown who will be sharing his experiences of policing work in other countries. He will have copies of his book 'British Bobby on International Beat' available for sale if people would like to know the full story! 
It would be helpful, but not essential, for catering purposes to notify Brian Offiler (01246 234707) if you are planning to come. We look forward to seeing you.
Many thanks for your help. Best wishes.
Brian Offiler
01246 234707

Thursday, 12 July 2018


It has been a busy couple of weeks during the World Cup with lots of people coming in to town on the last two Saturdays.  Between the last week in June and the first week in July :

  • 7 volunteers gave a total of 36 hours volunteer time
  • We cleared 64 glasses and bottles from the street to prevent them causing injuries
  • We gave out 11 pairs of flip flops & 9 bottles of water
  • We had significant conversations with 31 people one of whom asked for prayer.
  • One person was accompanied to safety and 3 more were observed until they were safe.
We also searched for a lost mobile phone, cheered on the Sparkle walkers, received lots of grateful thanks and heard 'It's Coming Home' sung more times than we care to count!

All that in just two Saturdays!  Our team will be out there again this week on the day of the battle for 3rd and 4th place in the World Cup.  

Please support our Street Pastors in whatever way you can especially in prayer but also financially or by putting yourself forward as a volunteer.  For more information contact Jacky on

Monday, 2 July 2018


Ragged School Chapel

Markham Road

140th Aniversary Celebrations

Saturday July 14th 7pm
Swallownest United
Churches Choir

Sunday July 15th 6.30pm
Anniversary Service

Speaker:- Ken Paskin

The Ragged School chapel will celebrate its 140th anniversary this month with a concert by Swallownest United Churches Choir on Saturday 14th July at 7pm and a service on Sunday 15th July at 6.30 pm, led by Ken Paskin. We would be very pleased if you could join us for either of these events.