Tuesday, 10 December 2019


New Life Church Christmas Concert
with Amy Faith Morley
Monday 16th December
in the Ballroom at the Winding Wheel
Doors open at 7pm

Everyone welcome.  Tickets £2.50 at the door (Children free)
01246 200768

“Amy is a woman on a Journey of faith, who possess the rare ability of communicating the triumphs and tragedies of her experience with God; through the original contemporary songs she both writes and sings..."

Amy Faith Morley is an independent British singer-songwriter of country/folk style music.  Her uplifting debut album ‘Morning Star’ was released in 2014, followed by a tour ‘The Journey’ where she travelled from place to place with her acoustic guitar and a vintage suitcase filled with message-in-a-bottle style postcards which she gave out to her listeners!   This included churches, cafes, bars, festivals, homeless soup kitchens, youth groups and nursing homes.
It is evident that wherever Amy plays, people are not only inspired by her warm, comforting vocals but also encouraged by her testimony from a life of brokenness, fear and Identity-struggles, to finding faith, healing and ongoing freedom.

Monday, 9 December 2019


Parenting has never been easy. Along with the timeless challenges, today we also have to think about sexting, online bullying, constant screen time and loads of other considerations relating to the online world. 
We know there are benefits, but the dangers are real and we can't ignore the need to safeguard our families. 
At Left To Their Own Devices? Katharine Hill and Sim Dendy delve into the newest social media apps, the effects of growing up in a digital environment and how to help our children feel confident in who they are in a ‘selfie obsessed’ culture.  
Book now and help your family navigate the digital age.
The Care for the Family Team
PS  Buy tickets before Christmas and get Katharine's book for half price!

                                    LTTOD dates and locations

Tuesday, 19 November 2019


Christians Together for Chesterfield Present
a chance to question and hear from your local candidates and what they stand for 

Tuesday November 26th 7.30 - 9.00 pm 

Central Methodist Church, Saltergate

All candidates invited 
All Chesterfield voters invited. 

Parking in the new multi-storey or on the Donut. 
Lift or ramp access for people with disability

 Respect requested for all views expressed by candidates or by members of the audience 

Arranged by Christians Together for Chesterfield 
CtfC2018@gmail.com or 01246 270936

Monday, 4 November 2019


On Sunday 17th November New Life Church will be collecting shoebox donations for this year's Operation Christmas Child run by Samaritan's Purse.  Our whole meeting will be based around the impact of the shoebox gifts on the lives of children who may be receiving a Christmas gift for the first time in their lives.  
Just drop off your box or join us for worship followed by video presentations, a quiz and a look back at last year's boxes.

How Can I Join In?

Step 1
Find a Shoebox
Get an empty medium sized shoebox, and wrap the box and lid separately in colourful wrapping paper or order preprinted shoeboxes online. Attach the appropriate boy/girl label, marking if your gift is for a boy or a girl. Select an age category 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14 and attach the label to the top of your box.

Step 2
Fill with Gifts
Fill your shoebox with a selection of fun toys, hygiene items and school supplies. If possible, include one or two special items you know a child will love such as a doll, cuddly toy or deflated football with pump. See our Gift Suggestions below for more ideas.
Due to more stringent import regulations, toothpaste and sweets can no longer be included in shoeboxes.   

Step 3
Make Your Project Donation
A suggested donation of £5 is essential to cover project costs, including shipping, to enable a local church or group overseas to lead a safe, well-organised children's event where your shoebox will be given to a child in need. More detail on what your donation covers here.

Give online at Follow Your Box and you can print out a barcode and place it inside your shoebox on top of the contents. This will enable us to tell you which country your shoebox gets sent to.  

Or you can enclose cash or cheque (to Samaritan's Purse) and place it in an envelope inside your shoebox on top of the contents. If you are packing multiple shoeboxes you can write a cheque for one combined donation.

Note: Follow your Box is only available when you pay online

Step 4
Personalise and Pray
Personalise your shoebox by including a hand written note and a photograph of yourself, your group or your family. You may also like to pray for the child that will receive your gift.

Step 5
Drop off your Shoebox
Place a rubber band around each closed shoebox and take it to a local drop-off location between 11th and 18th November. 
We'd love to see you at the Winding Wheel on Sunday 17th November 10.30 am.  

Gift Suggestions


Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls or stuffed toys (with CE label), toy trucks, harmonica, yo-yo, skipping rope, ball, small puzzles etc.

School Supplies

Pens, pencils & sharpeners, crayons or felt pens, stamps & ink pad sets, writing pads or notebooks & paper, solar calculators, colouring & picture books etc.

Hygiene Items

Toothbrush, bars of wrapped soap, comb or hairbrush, flannel.

Due to more stringent import regulations, toothpaste can no longer be included in shoeboxes.

Other Items

Hat, cap, gloves or scarf, sunglasses, hair accessories, jewellery set, wind up torch, slinky spring, matchbox cars etc.

Due to more stringent import regulations, sweets can no longer be included in shoeboxes.

Do Not Include

Used or damaged items; clothing other than as listed above; war related items such as toy guns, play soldiers or knives; chocolate, sweets or other food items; seeds; aerosols; toothpaste, lotions or liquids of any type including bubbles; medicines; hand-made or knitted stuffed toys; playing cards of the 4-suit variety; anything of a political, racial or religious nature; sharp objects; glass containers or fragile items; books with mainly words.

Items packed from this list will be removed from shoeboxes. 



 A talk by Richard Minns - Chair of Pathways 

Men’s Breakfast at Central Methodist
Saturday 16th November 8:30am 

Including details of arrangements for the second year of the 
winter night shelter at 7 churches in the town. 

Please come along to find out more and to enjoy a cooked breakfast and a friendly welcome.

 It would be helpful, but not essential, for catering purposes to notify 
Brian Offiler (01246 234707; brian.offiler@btinternet.com) if you are planning to come. 

We look forward to seeing you.

Thursday, 31 October 2019


More information to follow, but a date for your 2020 diary:

Christians Together for Chesterfield hosts
Songs of Praise
Saturday 25th January 2020
6.30 pm
Central Methodist Church
Saltergate, Chesterfield

Come and celebrate what God is doing through his church in Chesterfield 
and let's worship him together!

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Tuesday, 22 October 2019


Celebrating 10 years of 
Christians Together for Chesterfield

Philippa Hannah in Concert

Central Methodist Church, 
Saltergate, Chesterfield

Thursday 28th November 7.30 pm

Tickets now on sale £10 each 
at Cornerstone Bookshop 

Tuesday, 15 October 2019


Youngstars Half Term Holiday Club
Tuesday to Thursday 29th - 31st October
10.00 am - 12 noon

*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 1-6Parents welcome to stay! Details from Mike Dalby on07940 150171
 Church in the Peak, New Street  

Monday, 23 September 2019


Chesterfield Food Bank - Coordinator

Chesterfield Foodbank are looking to employ a Co-ordinator to lead the project

If anyone is interested in applying please visit the Chesterfield Foodbank website.  https://chesterfield.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/vacancies/

Applications to be received by next Friday 29th Sept

Tim Rourke CA
Church Army - Pioneer Minister
07853 167061

Wednesday, 4 September 2019


The Revd Ruth Gee, Assistant Secretary of the Conference, Connexional Ecumenial Officer, and Former President of the Conference, will be in Derbyshire over the weekend of October 5/6.   On Friday 5th she is to be the principal guest at the Derbyshire Day of Churches Together in Derbyshire – in  Matlock LEP from 10:00am - 3:00pm, and will be exploring, among other things, comparisons between her previous work as chair of Darlington District with what we tell her of our similar but different circumstances in Derbyshire. 
Info and to book Peter Barham 01332 551404
On  Sunday 6th she will lead worship at Central Methodists in Chesterfield at 10.30.


Ragged School ChapelMarkham Road

Heritage Open Day

Saturday 21st September

10am – 4pm

7pm for a choral evening
Stonebroom Gospel Crusaders Choir

Sunday 22nd September 

6.30pm Harvest Service

Speaker:- Reg Rodda

Wednesday, 14 August 2019


Dear Ladies,

At South Normanton Community Church, we have been planning a number of events which enable us to cross over into the community. As I am sure you would agree, we want to see people in our local areas come to the understanding of who God is, and the depth of His love for each of us shown through Jesus who crossed over from heaven to earth. 

On Saturday 28th September, we are holding a special event for women, and teenage girls - beingYOU, which will be held at the Post Mill Centre in South Normanton, from 10:30am - 3pm. 

The morning will comprise of a number of inspirational women sitting on a panel, all of whom are Christian, sharing their life experiences, and how God has helped them be successful. So far, these include:

1. Kelle Bryan - she was one of the singers in the 90's girl band, Eternal, and enjoyed huge success with the band. She also suffers from lupus, and will of her faith throughout her journey.
2. Nicky Morgan - she has just been promoted within the Government by Boris Johnson, to Culture Secretary. But as MP for Loughborough, she will be sharing her experiences of being a woman in a male-dominated environment.
3. Cheryl Stollery - she was on holiday with her husband in Tunisia, enjoying the sun on the beach, when suddenly an armed terrorist attacked and shot at them. She survived, but her husband was killed. She now goes into schools to share her story, and inspire people to love.  

More women are being considered to join the panel, and will be confirmed as soon as we have approached them, as this is largely dependent on ticket sales. 

In the afternoon, we are looking at separating teens into their own session, where they will be encouraged to not settle for a version of themselves, as determined by the world, but to understand who they really are, and what God has planned for their future. Too many young girls don't have any real aspirations for their lives. Having been at an event recently, where young women were drunk to the point of not knowing who they were speaking with, or what was happening around them, Steph Gutmann who is hosting beingYOU, is more determined than ever to remind girls there's more to life than this. For this reason, beingYOU is free for 13-17 year olds. 

We are also hoping to have a number of stalls where people can access important information about finances, as well as guidance on feeling good, such as hair and makeup advice. 

We have created a booklet which should provide you with more information, but if you would like to speak to one of the team, or have someone come and share about beingYOU with you, please 
contact -

Blessings and many thanks

Lesley Turner ( a leader at SNCC)