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St Andrew’s makes plastic free pledge

St Andrew’s Church Meeting on 19th September 2021 agreed to sign the Plastic Free Communities Pledge and become a Plastic Free Ally in Chesterfield. The Pledge asks us to: Work to remove at least three single-use plastic items from our day to day activities Commit to include our stance on single-use plastics in communications Raise […]

rowan tree with berries

Berries on our tree! Hedgehogs in our garden!

As Autumn approaches, the rowan tree we planted has a bright cluster of berries. Food for the birds and a pleasure for people to see. A young hedgehog has been spotted – rather dangerously crossing the car park. As a large hedgehog was seen earlier in the year, there must be a couple who have […]

Rise to the Moment – Relay to COP26

Great excitement when St Andrew’s welcomed the Rise to the Moment walkers to Chesterfield on Saturday 4th September! The Young Christians Climate Network (YCCN) are walking from Cornwall to Glasgow in Relay to draw attention to climate change and the pressing need for climate justice. The young people, and plenty of older supporters, will be […]

Guidance for Worshipping Safely during Covid-19

Please ENTER the church building by the FRONT DOOR ONLY.  You do not need to wear a face mask in the church garden/car park but you must have your mask on to enter the building. Please keep your face covering on throughout the service.  You will be welcomed by a door steward – please greet […]

Covid 19 advice poster

Back to church update 11th September 2021

WORSHIP Elders reviewed the situation in early September and have agreed some slight relaxation of the rules. They remind everyone that the situation is still uncertain and continuing to cause anxiety so we should not only make minor changes.  We are meeting in church for worship at 11.00am each Sunday.  Masks, hand sanitising and social […]

Afternoon Tea Party Saturday 21st August

About 50 members and friends joined us for afternoon tea on Saturday 21st August in celebration of St Andrew’s 90th Anniversary. Sandwiches and home made scones and cakes were enjoyed, along with tea, coffee and squash. We were glad to welcome friends from Rose Hill and Holymoorside URCs. Alex, a long serving Elder, concluded the […]

Liz accepts Lundie certificate from Marrissa

Lorraine Webb from URC Children and Youth visited Chesterfield on 25th June to meet Poppy and Marrissa and give them their Lundie Award certificates and cheque for £100. The girls told Lorraine about the letters and craft work they had sent to members of the congregation who were shut in their homes during the first […]

Lundie Medal and Award for Marrissa and Poppy

August 2020 Congratulations to Marrissa and Poppy who have received an award from the United Reformed Church Lundie Fund for all they did to support members of the congregation during the coronavirus lockdown.  They delivered flowers on Mothering Sunday, helped to collect shopping and prescriptions for people shielding at home, took some of the elderly who could […]

Donations for Chesterfield Food Bank

Liz delivers the pallet of food and household goods collected at St Andrew’s on 6th March to the Chesterfield Food Bank. Even through the three lockdowns we have been able to open the church to receive donations. We thank all our members, friends, neighbours and members of other churches for their generosity. A date for […]

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 […]

Eco-Church Silver Award plaque

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 […]

Jars for Change for WaterAid

We are once again appealing for your small change for WaterAid Jars for Change will be available at St Andrew’s from 9th February for your donations.  Bring them back on Easter Sunday. WaterAid projects provide clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene in 28 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas. In many countries the situation is […]