Not everything we do takes place on church premises. Many of our members give their time on an individual basis to organisations and activities that enhance the well being of the community, often working in partnership with Churches Together in Dronfield and District (CTDD). We have a particular interest in the following:
The Lea Brook Valley Project
Jesus Bus is an outreach project, run by CTDD, for our young people in Dronfield.
Originally this was an actual bus which was positioned in various car parks around Dronfield on a Friday night. Several years ago the bus was taken off the road and the young people now meet every Friday evening in our church.
This is effectively a drop-in centre for young people aged 13 -17 and is open from 8 to 10 pm. It provides a warm, friendly and safe environment for them to meet up with their friends rather than wandering the streets and congregating around shops. They can play games such as table football, pool and sometimes computer games, listen to music, chat and enjoy hot and cold drinks and snacks. It is staffed by a group of volunteers from different churches in Dronfield.
We have had many good discussions on issues important to teenagers and this has given us the opportunity to share our faith when appropriate.
Thank you to all who have supported this vital work, with finance, prayer or the gift of time.
If you would like more information or to be involved in the project please email email@example.com
Life at Dronfield
Life is an exciting new project, aimed at providing a community centre in the heart of Dronfield focussing on three key groups, parents and toddlers, youth and the elderly and lonely. It will be a modern, warm and welcoming place where these groups in particular will be able to meet up and relax with good quality and fair priced refreshments on hand.
It is being set up as a separate charity supported by all the churches in the town and current plans are to transform the dilapidated Parish Church Halls into a vibrant new venue, largely staffed by volunteers from our churches and once again serving the community of Dronfield. It will act as a signpost to all of the churches and their activities and we anticipate that many ministries will meet and develop there.
If you would like more information or to be involved in prayer, as a volunteer, with financial giving or with specific skills, the project team would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact them through firstname.lastname@example.org or find out more from the Life Website
Fairtrade in Dronfield
Dronfield has been a Fairtrade Town since 2010. This initiative develops support for the Fairtrade Mark, the UK’s independent guarantee that producers have had a better deal. A Fairtrade Town, City or Zone is a community which has made a commitment to supporting Fairtrade, and through it to support disadvantaged farmers and workers in developing countries.
Two of our members are part of the Dronfield Fairtrade Steering Group. The Group is fully supported by Dronfield Town Council and CTDD (Churches Together in Dronfield and District) and organises special events, visits businesses and organisations, is involved in local schools and has challenged supermarkets, shops and cafes.