Central Methodist Church
S40 1UH

Church office 01246 690005


Thank you for visiting Central Methodist Church web site, where we will try to tell you about ourselves.

We worship  in the heart of Chesterfield, where we seek to fulfil our Christian calling through witness, service and challenge.

We believe that the Christian Message of love and reconciliation provides meaning and challenge to all ages, and our worship style is designed to be relevant to a large (typically 125 -150) congregation who value thoughtful, varied and imaginative worship.

We believe that the Christian Way involves heart, mind and body, and our activities include Bible Study, and Fellowship Groups, as well as opportunities to meet more informally.

We believe that our Christian Purpose includes providing service to the town, and our activities include a Coffee Bar and Bookshop, a Day Centre for the Elderly and a Toddler Group.

We believe that Christians are called to think beyond their immediate neighbourhood, and we are actively involved in promoting Traidcraft.

We are, though, aware of our limitations, and therefore constantly seek to enhance our Christian witness, service and challenge




Mission and Vision Programme

We are currently engaged in a ‘Mission and Vision’ programme, with a number of elements:

  • continuing to develop forms of worship which are relevant to the modern world and which complement the existing large and varied morning service
  • seeking to establish new ways of working with our neighbours (who will in due course include a brand new Enterprise Centre, and a large multi-storey car park which will leave us directly on the walking route into the town centre shops)
  • updating the premises to be fit for purpose including updating the IT system and modernising ‘Cornerstone’, which is the main weekday entrance to the church.


Central has, for many years, followed a ‘stewardship’ approach to giving, in which we fund our many activities through direct giving rather than through fund raising events, which leaves our members time to engage in mission and serving. This approach has allowed us to contribute to good causes in the town and elsewhere, although it is not always easy at a time when money is scarce at both individual and local government level.


Current Issues

Like many churches in Britain, one of the things we are concerned about at the moment is the impact universal credit is having on families. A spokesperson for the Methodist church called it “A benefit system which drives families into debt and leaves people hungry is a failing benefit system”. Read more here.




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