Our worship style is designed to be relevant to a large (typically 125-150) congregation who value thoughtful, varied and imaginative worship. Services vary in style and include both traditional and modern music and singing, prayer, Bible reading and preaching. Evening services are smaller (typically 15-40) and more reflective.
Services are led by our Minister, Revd Julie Minns, visiting Ministers or Local Preachers, often with the assistance from our team of five Worship Leaders, or of other Church Members. Worship is supported by a wide range of church members.
Our regular services are held each week on:
Sunday Mornings – 10:30 – services for all ages with J-Gang (Junior Church)
for 3 – 18 year olds and a Creche, followed by tea/coffee in the Hall.
Sunday Evenings – a cycle of services: once per month ‘Contemporary Worship’ at Central at 1800; once per month at Central at 1800, preceded by tea at 1645, with transport provided by Community Transport Bus, for those who otherwise find it difficult to travel to church; other Sundays at other Methodist Churches in Chesterfield.
Friday Lunchtimes – 12:15 – 12:45. The current month’s programme of themes and speakers can be found on ‘News and Events’
Our worship style is underpinned by a wide range of contributions:
Choir: The Choir usually contributes to Sunday services once or twice a month and aims to include a wide variety of music drawn from various genres and traditions to supplement the core material most often used from the books “Hymns & Psalms” or “Singing the Faith”. Contact the Church Office 01246 690005 for further details
Worship Band / Singing Group: The Worship Band / Singing Group includes a small number of instrumentalists and singers to accompany modern worship songs. Contact the Church Office 01246 690005 for further details.
Floral Art Group: A team arrange flowers for Sunday services, weddings, funerals, Harvest, Easter and Christmas celebrations, and the occasional flower festival. Contacts: Margaret Chappell and Eileen Hinch
Audio Visual Support: Projection and sound equipment enables the use of visual images, CD and DVD material. An amplification system and induction loop system is in operation.Recordings of some recent sermons can be made available with prior arrangement. Contact: Keith Sharratt