St. Lawrence' Church, Great Barlow, Chesterfield - Collage

Chesterfield North Mission & Ministry Area

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.


All 7.30pm at Newbold – unless advised

5th Sunday Services

- think about auditing what the MMA has and could share
- think about what the MMA might need

Events in the MMA

New Whittington St Bartholomew:

Loundsley Green:


Old Brampton:


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Chesterfield MMA North

The Renewing Ministry Prayer

Gracious Father,
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
Jesus Christ.