Church on the Bus



St Anne’s Church supports the Church Army in Chesterfield and Matlock in the work that they undertake with the homeless. During the winter months, there is always a shortage of items desperately needed to make life more liveable.

We are told that there is a desperate shortage of gloves, socks, ladies underwear, size 14 – 16, as well as sleeping bags and blankets. Could you please look and see if you have items that could be made use of? There is a red box at the back of church and these items can be left there. With grateful thanks. 

Richard Powell



Church on the Bus parks outside the Town Hall on Monday & Thursday evenings,

Tuesdays Matlock, Car Park next to Sainsbury’s, Wednesdays, Clay Cross, Country Life Centre 6.30-8.00pm


Providing for the Needy & Homeless, offering friendship & support, hot drinks, sandwiches, clothing & bedding



Items always needed – can you help?


Biscuits    Trainers    Toiletries

Coffee    Jeans    Deodorants

Tea    Jumpers    Soap

Hot Chocolate    T-Shirts    Toothbrushes

Sugar    Socks    Toothpaste

Pot Noodles    Pants    Disposable razors

Crisps    Jackets    Shower Gels

Sweets    Coats    

Treats    Cardigans    

Chocolate    Blankets    

Packet Soups    Sleeping Bags    

Tuna    Small Tents    

Ham    Towels    





  • To go out alongside homeless people in and around Chesterfield
  • To create an atmosphere where all people would feel respected, valued, loved, trusted, cared for and a sense of belonging
  • To create a positive environment to enable disadvantaged and homeless people to receive practical help and support on a one to one basis
  • To encourage them to share their problems and difficulties
  • To provide opportunities for counselling, prayer and exploration of the Christian faith, showing Gods love in practical ways
  • To serve sandwiches, soup, tea, coffee and biscuits
  • To give out toiletries, clothes, blankets etc.


Help is always needed so if you are able, please leave any non-cash donations at the back of the church and we will gather them up and take them to Chesterfield at the appropriate time.

If you wish to make a cash donation please contact Richard or June Powell (01246 583375)

December 2017

Some of the Church collections taken over the Christmas period were donated to the Chesterfield based “Church on the Bus” project. We are delighted to say that the following sums were handed over:

St Anne’s School Christmas Service


St Anne’s Carol Service


St Anne’s Crib Service


Grand total


The project team responded immediately with an acknowledgment and very grateful thanks. “This is an excellent result, thank you”.

We are still collecting warm clothing and sleeping bags as well as coffee, tea, biscuits etc. Please contact us if you have anything to give.

June and Richard Powell 01246 583375



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