Thursday, 26 March 2020


We hope that we find you, your church/organisation and it's members are safe and well.
There was a noticeable uptake on video services going on across town last Sunday in most churches as well as nationally.

Message from The chair Rev Paul King

Some Christians at different times have had to learn to function almost privately. We are having to do something similar at present, but now with the aid of technology.  Thank goodness for face book, for streamings, for the good old telephone, and, as I am learning, for ZOOM.  But a lot of people do not have these modern aids, so let us be as thoughtful and caring as we can be in old-fashioned ways.   And well done, Walton St John’s, together with Walton Evangelical church, for making a door to door offer of practical help to us lucky people in their parish. I cannot be sure that we can make a similar offer for the whole town from Christians Together, and there’s hoping there is not going to be a ‘next time’.
And prayers penetrate walls and lock-downs…
Paul K.

Due to the shut down of organisations and people being socially isolated there are a list of closures/cancellations;
The Good Friday Walk across town has been cancelled.
As well as the 170th Walk of Witness on Bank Holiday Monday
Cliff Festival is cancelled along with Spring Harvest and possibly other festivals.
The Jonathan Veira evening has been postponed to 31st October, all ticket holders have been informed.
The Chesterfield Churches Nightshelter reluctantly closed Tuesday on official instruction of people meeting in one place, plus volunteers being not able to continue working. Please pray for Pathways and the local councils to find shelter for those still homeless.
Pathways Big Bake and Sleepout are not happening this week.
The Chesterfield Foodbank is continuing with two venues: The Compass (Tuesday) and Loundsley Green (Friday) with pre packed (yesterday in the warehouse) provisions being handed out to voucher holding requirements.
Pray for our Soup Kitchens who have been stretched and closing due to restrictions.
Both Pathways and Foodbank are in need of monetary and food donations, please see their Web and Facebook sites.
Street Pastors had to abandon their patrol last Saturday and along with School Pastors are temporarily standing down.
Hopefully Lent Courses have continued either in person or via computer links.
Please pass any information you wish to share for the next newsletter for distribution.

1 Cor: 13vs 13. And now these three remain: Faith, Hope & Love.

Quote Gideon Heugh
Not even death can defeat love.
So all the sorrow and the loneliness, all of the anger and bitterness and confusion and brokenness will be outflanked, outdone, outmatched and overcome by love."
God bless
Ian Birchmore - Secretary of CTfC
Christians Together for Chesterfield

Wednesday, 18 March 2020



Unfortunately in these disrupted times we have to bow to pressure from disease, government, out of social decency and see events and services stop.

Central Men's Breakfast is cancelled until further notice.

This Saturdays Gardeners' Tea Time at Loundsley Green Community Centre is cancelled.

Many of our churches will be closing their buildings due to the Corona Virus.

Pathways, The Soup Kitchens, The Nightshelter (till 31st March) and our Foodbank’s are still operating at a limited capacity to serve those in need. Look out for their need of food, sleeping bags, toiletries and respond accordingly.

But God is still in charge, he is still there for each one of us in isolation or within family groups.
His love for us never wavers and wants us to share His love with those still seeking him.

If there is anything we at CTfC can do to pass messages, get projects moving or just be used as a post box please don’t hesitate to contact us by email, Facebook

With God we are In it Together!

God bless you

Ian Birchmore
Secretary of CTfC

Saturday, 14 March 2020


Newbold Parish Church, 
St John’s Road, 
S41 8PA. 

10 hours per week
Salary £5,330 per annum (equivalent to £10.25 per hour)
5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays (pro-rata).

 An opportunity is available for a highly skilled and experienced administrator to work at Newbold Parish Church. The hours of work need to be mutually flexible (ideally spread over three week days).  The successful candidate will be required to provide high quality support in all aspects of day to day administration, including bookkeeping and managing accounts. They will be producing letters, reports, booklets, leaflets and parish advertising material. They will also provide a key point of contact when the new Parish Centre is completed.

Candidates must have empathy with the ethos and mission of the Church of England and a commitment to the work of the parish. Applicants must have: experience of working in a similar role, dealing with a broad range of administrative tasks, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to work unsupervised. Experience of implementing new administrative processes and knowledge of the local parish community would be advantageous.

Closing date: 17th April
Shortlisting: 24th April
Interview Day: 1st May

Successful applicants will be invited to interview.  This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

For a full job description and an application form please see the church website: 

Monday, 2 March 2020


Free Floral Workshop
with Helen's Trust
Saturday 4th April 10am for 10.30am start
Ragged School, Markham Road, Chesterfield, S40 1TA

To book a place contact Jo or 01629 812759