Since 2003 Church leaders have been working together to realise a vision for revitalising the way in which churches serve communities throughout Derbyshire. Renewing Ministry asks churches to work in partnership to serve groups of parishes called ‘Mission and Ministry Areas’ (MMAs).
The North Chesterfield MMA consists of the parishes of St Peter and St Paul, Old Brampton; St John the Evangelist, Newbold; St Lawrence, Great Barlow;Loundsley Green Church; St Bartholomew, Old Whittington; and St Barnabas, New Whittington. It was inaugurated on Advent Sunday 2006 during which the Archdeacon of Chesterfield commissioned the then MMA Area Vicar, the Rev Jocelyn Lewis, and church representatives from the five parishes who serve on the Area Council. The MMA Council is both a think tank and a planning and coordinating group. Since summer 2009, Fr Stanley has been the Area Vicar.
The MMA exists to support and help the churches individually and collectively to thrive and grow in promoting the Gospel – the Gospel that enables us to live with delight, and encourages us to do all we can to enable everyone else to do likewise.
23rd January 2012
16th April 2012
23rd July 2012
29th October 2012
All 7.30pm at Newbold – unless advised
29th January 2012 – Loundsley Green
29th April 2012 – Old Brampton
29th July 2012 - Barlow
30th September 2012 - Newbold
- think about auditing what the MMA has and could share
- think about what the MMA might need
Church Fayre – 17th November
Carols/Music for Christmas – 9th December
Crib Service – 24th December
Visit by Jill Hancock – Church Army; Chocolate Box Project
for donations of white towels/bubble bath etc
Christmas Fayre – 19th November
Christingle – 6/7th December
Also informed meeting of Deanery Confirmation service: 24th November; St Johns Dronfield.
New Marquee purchased and in use for some months.
Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance – Sun 13th November 6pm
60’s Night – Sat 19th November Barlow Village Hall 7:30pm – proceeds to Church
Carol Service – 15th December 7:30pm
Christmas Fayre – 26th November 2 - 4pm
Christingle – 4th December 9:30am
Carol Service – 18th December 6pm
Christmas Bazaar – 26th November 10 – 2pm
Christingle Service – 8th January 2012 4:30pm
By your holy and life-giving Spirit
Open our eyes to your vision,
And strengthen our commitment to your service
That the ministry of your Church may be renewed
And its mission be made more effective,
To the glory of your Son