Preaching dates back to the earliest days of the Christian church, and proclamation of the Word of God continues to play a fundamental role in the spread of the Christian message.
The Methodist tradition of preaching began with John Wesley, who believed that the message should be taken to the people, where they were. Although an Anglican, John Wesley established a group of preachers, some of whom travelled from place to place, while others preached in their own locality, beginning the concept of Itinerant and Local Preachers which still exists today.
Then, and now, Preachers were allocated to conduct worship and to preach at local churches on a ‘Plan’ covering a period of three months. The current Plan (Dec 2017-Feb 2018) for the Chesterfield Circuit is available via the link below, as well as that for the following quarter (March-May 2018).