St Andrew's Chesterfield & Holymoorside Churches

picture of the refreshed logo of the United Reformed Church showing a solid cross with rough ends and the Ichthus fish

 

St Andrew's United Reformed Church Chesterfield (left)

Holymoorside United Reformed Church (right)

You are invited to join us for worship and at our many events during the week.

St Andrew's morning service is at 11.00am.
Holymoorside's morning service is at 9.30am.

On the third Sunday of each month both congregations worship together in each other's Church.
In an odd numbered month the joint service will be held at St Andrew's Church at 10.30am
and in an even numbered month the joint service will be held at Holymoorside Church at 10.00am.

 

Go to the individual church sections and view the "News and Picture Gallery' pages for more news from the churches.

Chesterfield Schools Art Exhibition

The great Schools Art Exhibition is coming up this weekend.  Make sure you are there!

The Mayor of Chesterfield with the Mayoress, Chesterfield's MP Toby Perkins, and representatives of Chesterfield Rotary Club and St Andrew's Church will welcome all the students and hand out certificates at 10.00am on Saturday.   There are two prizes, one provided by Hobbycraft and one by Turners Art Supplies in Rowsley, which will be awarded after the judges have studied all the art work.

Tree Planting

On the first Sunday in August, worship at St Andrew's focused on the climate emergency and what we can do in response.  Actions replaced the sermon as we each wrote a promise on a label and hung it on a 'promise tree'  at the front of the church.  

After worship we gathered to plant a rowan tree in the front garden. The rowan, or mountain ash, is a native of the UK, and found particularly on northern hills.  Its leaves and flowers host insects and its bright orange berries provide welcome early autumn food for birds.  We also hung a bird feeder on one of the trees already in the garden and plan to place bird boxes on the sides of the building and create a wild flower garden. We hope these actions will help St Andrew's achieve an Eco-Church Award.

North Derbyshire Resource Area

The Elders of St Andrew's and Rose Hill are working hard to complete their Pastorate Profiles and combine them into one document.  The Call Group with representatives from all the churches in the Area is meeting and gradually working their way through the various questions which need to be resolved.  They hope that everything will be ready by the end of October 2019 so that we can ask the Synod Ordained Ministry and Churches Group to declare the vacancy at their meeting in November.  The search for a minister can then begin.

It has been a long wait, especially for Rose Hill whose minister retired on Palm Sunday 2018.  However lot of work was needed to create the new pastorate.  Please pray for all those involved in the preparation, including our pastorate consultant, Revd Camilla Veitch, as she starts her sabbatical.  Revd Marcus Hargis will cover for her while she is away. 

Procession of Witness- 'Whit Walk'

Chesterfield's famous Whit Walk, a procession of witness through the town on May Bank Holiday Monday, set off under cloudy skies and showers.  The event began at Chesterfield Town Hall with a short service of hymns and prayers and the mayor welcomed people taking part.  The procession set off down Rose Hill into the town, with Holymoorside URC at the front behind the band.  St Andrew's brought up the rear with their new banner, carried by Shelley and Jon.  As the procession passed through the town, shoppers paused to watch it pass.  After returning to the Town Hall, participants gathered in Rose Hill URC for a welcome cup of tea or coffee.  All four of the Chesterfield Area United Reformed Churches took part - Calow, Holymoorside, Rose Hill and St Andrew's.

Visit to Fountain Square Church Tideswell

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Sat, 08/06/2019 - 11:30
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NORTH DERBYSHIRE RESOURCE AREA CHURCHES

VISIT TO FOUNTAIN SQUARE CHURCH TIDESWELL ON 8th JUNE

Food Bank Appeal

Chesterfield Food Bank is appealing for 'Christmassy' items.  Add a few things to your basket when you are shopping which will bring joy to a family or an individual.   Leave them in the box in your church.

Looking to the Future

Revd John Cook retired at the end of September 2018.  He and Ann have moved to Felixtowe where we pray they may enjoy a happy and fulfilling retirement.

Holymoorside and St Andrew's are moving into interesting times.  Our two churches are joining five others to form the United Reformed Church North Derbyshire Resource Area.  The other churches are Rose Hill URC in the centre of Chesterfield, Calow URC, West Derbyshire URC Wirksworth, Fountain Square Church Tideswell (Methodist/United Reformed), and Buxton URC.  

Schools Art Exhibition at St Andrew's

When: 
Sat, 06/10/2018 - 10:00
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The Annual Schools Art Exhibition organised by Chesterfield Rotary Club and seven secondary schools in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire and hosted by St Andrew's Church took place in St Andrew's Church and halls over the weekend of 6th and 7th October 2018.  The exhibition was officially opened at 10.00am on Saturday 6th October when the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield and Toby Perkins MP attended.  Certificates were awarded to 10 students from each school.

The Plight of the 'Windrush' Generation

Thousands of men and women who arrived in the UK as children during the first wave of Commonwealth immigration after the second World War, now face being threatened with deportation. Read about their plight here.

WINDRUSH GENERATION RESOURCES

Should anyone in your churches be affected by the Government's failings in regard to the Windrush generation - themselves, or someone they know or are asked to help - you may wish to let them know of this resource, of which we have been advised by Churches Together in England.

The Home Office has set up a dedicated web page to help Commonwealth citizens confirm their status in the UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/undocumented-commonwealth-citizens-resident-in-the-uk

There is also a freephone number: 0800 678 1925.  This line is open Mon-Sat 9am - 5pm, Sun 10am - 4pm

This is a useful link, letter from Home Office Minister to Caribbean High Commissioners laying out action the government is taking

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/700533/20180416_CN_LA_letter_pdf.pdf

 

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