We are one of the Christian communities who worship God in Dronfield, although our congregation is drawn not only from the town but also from the surrounding area.
If you live or work in the town, you will probably have noticed the chapel opposite Sainsbury’s - that has been our home since 1872, when it was much more on the edge of the town than it is now. It’s a bit like the Tardis - behind the small chapel is a suite of rooms which provide space for a wide range of groups that meet during the week. You can find out more about what happens by going to the links at the side of this page.
What unites us as a community of Christians is a belief that there is a God, that he made our world and that the key to life is to put him at the centre of everything. Labels are not always very helpful, but if we had to have one, we would say that we are a fellowship standing in the Evangelical stream of church life. This means that we take the Bible seriously, believing that through its testimony we can hear God speaking to us today; and we believe that each one of us has to make a decision one way or the other about the claims he makes on our lives.
In common with all Christians, we are fascinated and captivated by Jesus, believing that in his life, his death and his resurrection from the dead, God dealt decisively with all the dark forces in this world and offers us all a new relationship with Him. It is an eternal relationship in which we can experience God’s forgiveness, acceptance and life.
We are pilgrims - each one of us is on a journey of discovery, trying to make sense of what life is about, learning more about God’s love for us and how he wants us to be.
We are sustained by the assurance that it is possible to enter into a personal relationship with God in the here and now, a relationship that is enriched by reading the Bible and through prayer, where we can share with our Heavenly Father both our deepest concerns and our everyday worries. We also realise that God does not ask us to follow Him on our own, and we look to our church community for teaching, support, welcome and encouragement - and we seek to offer the same in return.