Monday, 17 February 2020


Dave encouraged us last Sunday to consider sending in our testimonies to God's goodness in answering prayer for inclusion on the Wall of Answered Prayer.  The idea is that a million answered prayers will be available for people to read and marvel at.

Watch the story on this clip from Songs of Praise:

For more information about what to write, how to write it and some examples go to:

Go on, have a go.  We have some wonderful stories amongst us to share.


The Wall of Answered Prayer
A National Landmark of Hope

A piece of architectural sculpture built on the outskirts of Birmingham about Jesus. Made of a million bricks with each one representing an answered prayer. With the land now secured we will begin building in 2020. We have three aims:

Preserve the Christian Heritage of our nation

God has faithfully and powerfully moved throughout the history of the UK, whether by answering the prayers of St Augustine in the 6th Century, to the millions of people who queued up outside churches to pray for the men on the beaches of Dunkirk. We want to celebrate and remember all the prayers God has answered throughout our nation’s history.

Ignite a faith for prayer on a national level

Imagine everyone in the country having free access to a database of a million answered prayers. They can type in whatever storm or situation of life that they’re going through, and they’ll be able to see first-hand the God who has done it before, and is more than faithful enough to do it again. Their faith will be lifted and encouraged.

Reveal Christ to the nation

Around 500,000 journeys will travel past this monument every week, and we estimate that 150-200,000 people will visit this site annually. We hope that as people interrogate the answered prayers and comprehend the colossal nature of what they are witnessing, they will personally encounter the God who answers.


On Monday, 24th February 2020 at 2.00 p.m.

there will be an illustrated talk entitled

“Poetry of the Peak”

Featuring Simon Mold’s recently published book of that title

as endorsed by Ian McMillan (The Yorkshire Poet)

The venue is the old Ragged School Chapel,

Markham Road, Chesterfield, S4O 1TA

The guest speaker will be the book’s illustrator,

David Botham

All proceeds in aid of this year's Procession of Witness

Monday, 3 February 2020


Dear New Life Church congregation
Thank you very much for your donation of £466 for the Chesterfield Nightshelter. We really appreciate your support in this way and are delighted that you have chosen to support the homeless of Chesterfield. Please pass on our thanks.
Through your support of this work and that of others, last Nightshelter we saw:
- 117 guests access the shelter, and well over 1300 meals provided
- 30 guests confirmed to be housed by local services during the course of the Nightshelter, and around 10 staying with a friend, so no longer street homeless (40 in all)
- 50 guests in new situations and not staying at the shelter any more - to confirm more info with the local authorities/services for a full final statistic
- 178 excellent volunteers on our books, and 10 fantastic employed staff manning our night shifts.
It costs approximately £25 to accommodate one person in the Nightshelter overnight which includes their bedding, food and all necessary to maintain their safety and well-being overnight. We have already welcomed 91 guests through the doors of the Chesterfield Nightshelter this season so your generous donation will be put to good use straight away.
With thanks again for your support and prayers.
Phil Morton
Head of Crisis Support