Monday, 19 March 2018


After the return of the 'Beast from the East' all of our meetings had to be cancelled last Sunday because of the snow and ice. Police had advised people not to go out unless it was really necessary and the repercussions from a slip on the ice are too long term to risk.  So we hope you had a lovely cosy time at home or sledging for the more adventurous!
This coming Sunday we will all be gathering for a whole church meeting and our speaker will be our own Martyn Rowe.  Looking forward to a great time together.

Don't forget the clocks go forward this weekend

Tuesday, 13 March 2018


Really excited that we have Les and Louise Isaac in Chesterfield this weekend.  On Friday he will be visiting the School Pastors at work in Parkside School and hopefully speaking with both staff and children.  On Saturday he is speaking at a lunch which is now fully booked with 80 people having tickets to hear him. But you can join us on Saturday for the Commissioning Service for our newest recruits at the Crooked Spire at 7.30pm where Les will be the speaker.  Grab the opportunity to hear this inspiring speaker.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018


This Sunday Dave is bringing the second part of his word about the need for the Church to awaken, rise up and reach for everything God intends her to be.  How about praying for breakthrough for each other this week?  That we can all rise up, clothed in God's strength and dazzle the enemy with our, graciously given, garments of splendour.

Awake, awake, Zion, clothe yourself with strength!
Put on your garments of splendour, Jerusalem, the holy city....
 rise up, sit enthroned, Jerusalem.
Free yourself from the chains on your neck Isaiah 52

Friday, 2 March 2018


The snow and freezing conditions mean that George Jarvis will not be able to be with us this Sunday. We will still be meeting on Sunday for as many of you as can make it but please make your safety a priority and if conditions are too treacherous stay at home in the warm.  For those that can make it Dave will be speaking briefly and we will worship and break bread together. 

Same for Cafe Church 6pm at The Compass - we'll be there if you can make it come and join us.


Central Methodist Church has invited 
Revd.Stephen Normanton of PEER SUPPORT
to lead a morning for its pastoral team 
Saturday March 17th at 10.15
Others are very welcome to join this occasion

Monday, 26 February 2018


Friday 16th March 
at Costa Coffee, High Street, Alfreton

Everyone likes to hear a story but how about true accounts of real events that happened to real people that are truly amazing.  We believe God is at work here in North Derbyshire and there are so many wonderful things we will try and fit in as much as we can.  Enjoy your Costa Coffee and cake and enjoy a great evening with New Life Church.  01773 834708


Les Isaac will be here in Chesterfield on the weekend of 16th-18th March.  He is an amazing speaker and has inspired thousands across the country to take their faith out on the street and put it into action!  He started with a team of around 15 in 2003 and now there are 12,000 trained street pastors working in 300 locations.  Come and hear him speak about why he thinks the work of street pastors and school pastors is so important.

2 course meal with Les Isaac as after dinner speaker on Saturday 17th March 12.45 for 1pm start.
 Just £5.  St John's Church, Walton

Commissioning of Street Pastors and School Pastors on Saturday 17th March 7.30pm at the Spire

Friday, 2 February 2018


Cafe Church is at the Compass Coffee House, West Bars this Sunday 6-7pm.  Everyone welcome.

Our speaker this week will be Martyn Rowe.

It's church but not in the morning!


This Sunday there is a Beer Festival at the Winding Wheel all day.  So we are meeting with our friends at Holmebrook Valley Church in the Family Centre off Wardgate Way at Holme Hall at 10.30am.  Bus 39 from town stops almost outside.  It's going to be a good morning together so please come along.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018


Our first whole church meeting of 2018 is on January 28th at the Winding Wheel.  Our three groups will come together for a time of celebration . The kettle is on by 10 am so come early and get a cuppa before we start the worship at 10.30 am.  Our speaker is our very own Dave Bunting and his message is titled 'AWAKENING'.  Get a good night's sleep because there will be no dozing off this week.

Wake up, wake up, O Zion (Church)!
    Clothe yourself with strength.
Put on your beautiful clothes, O holy city of Jerusalem,
    for unclean and godless people will enter your gates no longer.
Rise from the dust, O Jerusalem.
    Sit in a place of honor.
Remove the chains of slavery from your neck,
    O captive daughter of Zion.  
(Isaiah 52)

Monday, 8 January 2018


Yes, Cafe Church returns this Sunday after our festive break.  Lots of people have been asking, so I guess you have been missing the times of worship and Bible teaching - ideal for those who for whatever reason cannot get to the Sunday morning meeting.  Ben is back from visiting family in Brazil and will be speaking this week.                                                                                      See you at the Compass at 6-7pm.


Happy New Year
Dear friends,
We trust that you all have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!  

God has given us a scripture for 2018: He is wooing you from the jaws of distress to a spacious place, free from restriction (Job 36:16) 

Sometimes we want to serve God but feel restricted by finance, by time, by our health or by our circumstances. We believe that in 2018, God is breaking the restrictions off of people. God wants all the limits to be taken off as He enlarges us and our effectiveness. We believe that for Generation Builders and our family, God wants to set us free from all restrictions. We believe that you can claim the same promise! The Holy Spirit is leading you to spacious places this year as you feel truly free to move into the things God puts on your heart
Many blessings in Christ
Andrew & Laura Murray

Wednesday, 3 January 2018


In spite of having her own wedding to organise at the end of November Mydudu and her team went ahead with providing Christmas lunch for those who would be alone or hungry on Christmas Day. 

She is very grateful for all the support she received......

Dear All,
I would like to say thank you to everyone who made Christmas day a great success. We had a 160 people including volunteers. There were not enough tables to sit everyone . God was kind. I would like to say thank you to everyone who donated I  one form or the other to make it a great success. We are so thankful. I can't mention each person or church because there are to many but would like to say thank you and only God who sees thei kindness will reward them. 
Please forward my thanks. 


It's a New Year and usually a time when we focus on what we want to change about ourselves.  Our New Year resolutions.  I've been thinking about how grateful I am that God does not need to make them.  That as Big Ben chimes in the new year, God's love for each one of us is unchanged.  He couldn't possibly love you any more in 2018 than he did in 2017 because he already loves you with a perfect love and you can't get better than perfect!

God has good things planned for you individually and for us as a church.  No doubt we will have our battles but Jesus has already overcome the world in order to give you victory in every situation.  Let's make the goodness of our God our confession and encourage one another with testimonies of what he is doing.

How about letting some of these scriptures lead you in thankfulness and praise........

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.

Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.

But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign Lord my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do.

Psalm 31:1
How great is the goodness you have stored up for those who fear you. You lavish it on those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world.

He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!

For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things