We love our city, part of our vision is to serve others. We have a number of ministries that enable us to provide services to a broad spectrum of people across Derby and to reach out in the city in different ways.
Age related ministries
Choices is a group for over 50's which meets at 10am on Friday mornings every other week at The Riverside Centre (except holidays).
Little Creations is a baby and toddler group for parents and carers of children aged 0-5 years. Little Creations meets at The Riverside Centre from 10am to 11.45am every Monday during school term times.
Little Fishes is a baby and toddler group serving the community in the Normanton area. It meets at St. Chad's Centre on St. Chad's Road from 10am to 11:30pm every Thursday except during school holidays.
Derby City Mission
Derby City Mission exists to serve the city of Derby in social action and christian mission. They help those caught in debt at Jubilee clinics and reach out to the homeless, drug addicts, street drinkers and refugees through 'Recovery' drop in and 'Night Shelter' projects.
We partner closely with DCM who run the following projects:
Jubilee Debt Clinics, Street Pastors, Healing on the Streets (HOTS), Derby House of Prayer (24/7 Prayer weeks)
Recovery Project, Derby Churches Night Shelter
Upbeat Communities started in 2005 by a group of Christians from Community Church Derby. It was founded in response to the needs of refugees arriving in the UK and the stories they shared of their lives and their journeys. Through building relationships with those from refugee communities we were able to identify their needs and the best ways to respond.
We partner closely with Upbeat Communities who run the following projects:
Welcome Boxes, English classes, Community integration projects such as sewing projects, health and wellbeing groups and community meals.
City Centre Chaplaincy
Derby City Centre Chaplaincy is a Christian organisation which provides pastoral support to people in the city centre as well as beyond by building bridges of understanding between industry, faith, commerce and society. Chaplains serve in the retail, business, education, sport and entertainment sectors.
There are chaplains in many different sectors in the city centre, including retail, business, social care, education, courts, entertainment and sport. Chaplaincy is about reaching out to people on the very edges, people who wouldn’t naturally have contact with church, who might not be confident to even approach the church, but who need to know God’s love for them.
In Jeremiah 29 God says to the people – seek the peace, the shalom, the wholeness, of the city where you live. That’s what we’re doing. This is God’s work, in God’s place, where God’s Spirit is already at work.
The Chaplaincy is ecumenical and overseen by Rev'd Canon Paul Morris, St.Peter's Church.
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