Spring on its way!

The church fell silent again after worship on Christmas Day and has not opened since as we wind our way through Lockdown 3.  But on Saturday 6th March we will be meeting to receive donations for the Food Bank and will take the opportunity to scatter wild flower seeds in our wild garden. Meanwhile, members have […]

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Wild Flower Garden

As Spring approaches on 6th March we are plan to scatter wild flower seed in the patch of lawn we identified last year as a wild flower garden.  We hope this will bring not only colour but attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.  We will ensure the bird feeders are topped up, as this is a hungry […]

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Autumn catch up!

After we struggled through the difficult days of spring and summer, we now face autumn and winter with rising Covid cases.  Chesterfield moved into Tier 2, High Risk, today, 17th October.  Yet the seasons turn much as they always do although conditions are affected by climate change.   There were very few people visiting the church between March and […]

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Silver Eco-Church Award for St Andrews

St Andrew’s has achieved a Silver Award from Eco-Church for its achievements in becoming an environmentally friendly church and congregation.   Despite the lockdown, we can report the latest stage in our Eco-Church journey.  We are developing a wild garden at the side of the church in front of the vestry.  Various grasses are waving elegantly and […]

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Eco-Church in the time of coronavirus

During February the coronavirus pandemic started to make itself felt in the UK and we soon had to take some tough decisions.  After Sunday worship on 15th March we cancelled all services and meetings for the time being.  During the week we contacted all hall user groups; most of them had already decided to stop meeting and we […]

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A Short Prayer

Lord God We are finding out that this planet and its elements  are held in a balance which is more complex than we ever thought possible. Forgive us, Lord, for our pride in thinking that we can control this world that you created without consulting you. In Jesus’ name, Amen John Bazlinton, from ‘Prayers for a […]

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Thoughts for our life style

As a silver level Eco-Church, we should be looking at ways to reduce our carbon footprint both at Church and in our daily lives. During the damp and cold days of winter, we should be setting our heating thermostats to avoid heat waste….and wear an extra jumper or a rug over your knee when sitting […]

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