Food Bank Appeal

Chesterfield Food Bank is appealing for 'Christmassy' items.  Add a few things to your basket when you are shopping which will bring joy to a family or an individual.   Leave them in the box in your church.

Looking to the Future

Revd John Cook retired at the end of September 2018.  He and Ann have moved to Felixtowe where we pray they may enjoy a happy and fulfilling retirement.

Holymoorside and St Andrew's are moving into interesting times.  Our two churches are joining five others to form the United Reformed Church North Derbyshire Resource Area.  The other churches are Rose Hill URC in the centre of Chesterfield, Calow URC, West Derbyshire URC Wirksworth, Fountain Square Church Tideswell (Methodist/United Reformed), and Buxton URC.  

Schools Art Exhibition at St Andrew's

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Sat, 06/10/2018 - 10:00
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The Annual Schools Art Exhibition organised by Chesterfield Rotary Club and seven secondary schools in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire and hosted by St Andrew's Church took place in St Andrew's Church and halls over the weekend of 6th and 7th October 2018.  The exhibition was officially opened at 10.00am on Saturday 6th October when the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield and Toby Perkins MP attended.  Certificates were awarded to 10 students from each school.

The Plight of the 'Windrush' Generation

Thousands of men and women who arrived in the UK as children during the first wave of Commonwealth immigration after the second World War, now face being threatened with deportation. Read about their plight here.

WINDRUSH GENERATION RESOURCES

Should anyone in your churches be affected by the Government's failings in regard to the Windrush generation - themselves, or someone they know or are asked to help - you may wish to let them know of this resource, of which we have been advised by Churches Together in England.

The Home Office has set up a dedicated web page to help Commonwealth citizens confirm their status in the UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/undocumented-commonwealth-citizens-resident-in-the-uk

There is also a freephone number: 0800 678 1925.  This line is open Mon-Sat 9am - 5pm, Sun 10am - 4pm

This is a useful link, letter from Home Office Minister to Caribbean High Commissioners laying out action the government is taking

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/700533/20180416_CN_LA_letter_pdf.pdf

 

ECO Church - Birds - continued

picture of a swan on waterWith a warming climate, and birds and wildlife are facing a perilous future.

To help the birds as much as possible, we could try to make our gardens bird friendly; providing bird feeders,bird baths,plants, hedges and trees that will provide food and shelter.

Military Action in Syria

The United Reformed Church condemns the military action in Syria

Church House Honours Revd Dr Martin Luther King

Church House, London, honours the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King on the 50th anniversary of his untimely death on 5 April 1968. Read about it here.

ECO Church - Birds

picture of a swan on waterAccording to the recent UK Bird Report, bird behaviour is changing.

Rising temperatures affect birds and the changes in behaviour seen are consistent with a warming climate.

President-elect of Australian church visits Church House

Read all about the visit of Dr Deidre Palmer to Church House here.

Dr Deidre Palmer, President-elect of the Uniting Church in Australia, visited the URC’s London office on 12 March 2018, while on a short holiday with her family.

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