Monday, 11 May 2020


Cliff College - Festival 2020 Fri 22nd - Mon 25th May 

Festival is an annual event at Cliff College, where you can normally spend time on God’s holy ground, learning from His word and worshipping together. As everything at present this has been cancelled but replaced by a Virtual Festival.

See website here for details.

FAH FB Cover copy"You are invited to Festival at Home, a free-to-access online festival taking place from May 22nd to 25th 2020. We'll be streaming live and pre-recorded Bible studies, seminars, workshops, preaching, worship and music straight to your home all weekend. Our speakers include Rev Dr Billy Abraham, Professor Evelyn Parker and Dr Miguel A. De La Torre; our worship leaders include Sam Taylor and Josh Gillam. We'll also have some all-age worship and activities every day."

Here are some of the ways you can get involved with Festival at Home

1. Website

On this website you will be able to access live content, see the full programme and find downloads from our speakers.

2. Festival at Home Facebook Group

The Facebook group will be the place we stream to, where we post updates throughout the weekend and where we build community around the festival. Join here.

3. Festival at Home YouTube Channel

The YouTube channel will be the place to access all sorts of amazing content! There will be playlists for Youth & Young Adults, Children, Under 5's, Seminars and more. Find our channel here and subscribe.


Church buildings may be closed at the moment but the church is bursting out all over the place on line!  Here are a few suggestions you might want to check out...

John Pickering 3240337555978554/ 

St Johns Walton 2584198698575999/?t=424 

Methodist Church fbclid=IwAR2svVUFoLBGTPcmipxrFbOr-GjtUJ69i1fLVP0jwyiN4dYnCCSm61tbLw 

St Thomas Church Brampton view_as=subscriber CVM 

SofP Farmer in Hereford 


Grace Chapel 

Walton Evangelical t=16


Unfortunately both School & Street Pastors are currently on furlough due to the current situation. As soon as the lockdown is lifted they will need extra volunteers trained up ready for going back into their workplaces.

Anyone wishing to find out more about how to be a volunteer please contact the coordinator, Jacky Kendrew:

Phone: 01246 345750 or 07834 821067




John Bown our intrepid ex Police Chief, Local Preacher, Street Pastor, etc. has been weighting people on Facebook with his Daily Corona Diary. With stories from the past, present and lots of humour, John has been faithfully regaling us with words of wisdom from his farm based home in the Peak. Margaret his long suffering wife features now and again, as do members of his family and church. We say “carry on John in the wee small hours when sleep evades you bring us joy and hope”. God bless you!


Zoom, Stream & Virtual!

Hello everybody,

Ian Birchmore and I have had quite a chat this afternoon. He encouraged me greatly by telling me
how some of the Nightshelter Guests are in accommodation,- some in a tenancy, others in B&B (with rent paid by public funds). CAB is apparently still open, while many other offices are closed. Pathways suffered damage, and are working from home. The Foodbanks are functioning, albeit differently. Gussie’s kitchen is part of the volunteer network taking food and groceries out. I know (because I live in Walton) that Walton St Johns and Walton Evangelical have jointly been offering shopping and other friendship in the Walton area. All good!

We know that a number of churches are managing to Zoom or Stream or whatever, so that ‘life is going on’. One of the Lent housegroups kept meeting via Zoom. But we could hear more good stories, with a view to letting more people know what is often worth knowing about. What is your church doing? do tell the story

When I last wrote, I touched on the fact that we are due an AGM Forum on June 1st.   If it is a correct rumour that churches may be among the last activities to be ‘unlocked’, since we do often bring quite a number of people together, it may be that we can meet on June 1st only by Zoom?   Please respond to tell us whether we should try to do that – or not.   Other bodies, like Synods and Church Councils, are managing to function this way (and I was part of a 30-strong national meeting last week, which gave me, as a by-product, sight and sound of an old friend in together Working for Chesterfield May 2020 Support Information Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Colossians 3:17 The Message Scotland). Please guide us on this within this month, because big preparations will be called for. 

 My challenge last time was to think in terms of visiting new households (and I have started work on this with Rev Daniel Cooke at Brimington). Can we also get stuck in to greater effect with Mental Health, which has become more important lately, and address more obviously that in the present crisis, poorer people and ethnic minorities have had a harder time. God bless you all, especially in the present circumstances.

Paul King - Chair CTFC

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If you would like a speaker in your church, school or other organisation please contact us in plenty of time to fit it into our diary