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St Andrew's Church

Bluebells in church gardenSt Andrew's Church

187 Newbold Road,
Chesterfield S41 

A local congregation in Chesterfield
belonging to the United Reformed Church

We are situated on Newbold Road, between the junctions of Tapton View Road and Hawksley Avenue. 

It is on the number 10 bus route and there is a bus stop outside the church. There is parking for up to 12 cars on site.

The church and halls are fully accessible and there is an accessible toilet.

St Andrew's Church operates under the umbrella Registered Charity Number, 511712, of the United Reformed Church East Midlands Synod.  Photographs courtesy of Keith Sharples and John Cook.

Come and join us!

Photograph of inside of church facing towards communion table and lecternPhotograph of church hall, showing badminton lines, noticeboard and cross on back wall

 

 

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WORSHIP AND ACTIVITIES

SUNDAY WORSHIP  at 11.00am each week.   Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of alternate months, from January, and also on Easter Sunday and Christmas Eve.  Services are led by visiting preachers and by elders and members of our own congregation.

Guidance for Worshipping Safely during Covid 19

  1. Please ENTER the church building by the FRONT DOOR ONLY. 
  2. 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. 
  3. You will be welcomed by a door steward – please greet the door steward quickly and move straight through to the seating area. Do not linger in the porch area and block up the entrance. 
  4. As soon as you enter the seating area please use the hand sanitiser on the side table or use your own hand sanitiser before sitting down. 
  5. Please do not shake hands with your friends – even if you have not seen them for months!   
  6. Make sure you sit in the seat/s that have been allocated to you by the door stewards. DO NOT MOVE any of the seats.  You may be asked to sit in the Balcony. 
  7. Avoid moving around the building/seating area to chat to your friends. However tempting this may be we do not want people wandering around breaking social distancing rules.
  8. A printed Order of Service will be on your chair. This will be printed and distributed several days before the service so will be safe to touch. After the service please take home or put in the recycling bin on the way out.    
  9. There will be no singing during the service. Margaret will play the piano sometimes but this is just to listen to. 
  10. A Duty Elder will welcome the minister and announce the notices. There will be ONE Bible reader each week.  
  11. The collection plate will be placed at the back of the church to put your offering in when leaving the building. An Elder will stand close to this plate purely for security reasons. The Treasurer will count the collection at home.
  12. The service will last no more than 40 minutes. There will be no refreshments following the service for the first month. We will reassess this in late October.
  13. ONE TOILET will be available in the building. This is the accessible toilet on the corridor. Please make sure you use the hand sanitiser before and after using the toilet. 
  14. THE EXIT TO THE BUILDING WILL BE THE SIDE DOOR OR THE BACK DOOR. Please do not crowd into the porch or corridor area – please maintain social distancing. 
  15. If you want to chat to your friends after the service then please move away from the building – do not crowd around the doorways - and do not gather in groups of more than six.   
  16. The Duty Elder will ensure that they have your name and phone number to produce a ‘register’ for ‘track and trace’ purposes.

St Andrew’s Elders. 15th September 2020

 

St Andrew's Church Safeguarding Policy.

Children join in worship for the first part of the service and then go to their own activities in Junior Church. New children are always made welcome and invited to share in Junior Church.  All leaders are DBS checked.

Short service of prayer for healing and wholeness on Wednesday morning monthly

Two Bible study groups in homes

Monday Club and Wednesday Guild - monthly speaker on a wide variety of topics

Social and Fundraising events

See the Calendar for details

Pastoral Care A group of Elders, elected at the annual church meeting, provide leadership for the church.  With members of the pastoral care group they ensure that everyone connected with St Andrew's has the pastoral support and friendship of a named church member. 

Food Bank Worshippers are invited to bring supplies weekly to help the Chesterfield Food Bank.  Scouts Parade at the Harvest Service at St Andrew's and the Scouts, together with the congregation, bring forward food stocks to replenish those of the Chesterfield Food Bank.

Baby Bank Supplies for new mothers and babies are also donated for distribution to families in need.

SCOUTS

1st Highfield (St Andrew's) Scout Group

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts meet on Fridays. Nearly a hundred children participate in the various groups and engage in a wide variety of activities.  Dedicated leaders with a wide range of skills help make this the largest and most popular Scout Group in Chesterfield.

See www.1sthighfieldscouts.co.uk for more information. 

Scout parades are held three or four times a year when they join in Sunday worship for a family service.  On the first Friday in December the parade is a Christingle service at 6.30pm when parents and families join  Beavers, Cubs and Scouts for a family celebration.

The Scouts have their own scout hut with new annexe in the the church grounds, used for extra activities and storage.                                                                                                                                                                                                           

OTHER ACTIVITIES in the CHURCH HALLS

In the halls we host Badminton Clubs, Winter Indoor Bowls, Slimming World, Jelly Beans for carers and toddlers, children's parties and use as a polling station..

We welcome enquiries from new users.

In the Church Hall we also have an annual Summer Fair and Christmas Bazaar.

There is parking for up to 12 cars on site.

GO TO THE ST ANDREW'S NEWS AND PICTURE GALLERY FOR ST ANDREW'S IN THE SECTIONS MENU FOR NEWS OF CHURCH EVENTS AND PEOPLE.