Welcome to our site!

The Order of the Black Sheep is a Christian community based in Chesterfield UK, committed to exploring and living out the gospel together. We come from a variety of backgrounds but we are a part of, and accountable to, The Church of England.

Why the name?
Black sheep were traditionally considered undesirable, their wool of little value, even considered by some as a mark of the devil. We really want the order to be a home for the marginalised, those who feel maybe a bit like the black sheep of society, even the black sheep of the church. 
It is slightly tongue in cheek and we don't want to create a community of people moping about licking their wounds, more a community of people proud to wear their scars as a sign of God's grace and healing.  
We recognise that we are all on a journey and that we always have something to learn from one another. 
Even if you do not share our beliefs we hope you can find a place with us to feel at home, no obligation.

New Service Pattern

Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic we are not currently meeting in person. We are however meeting weekly at 7:30 pm on a Sunday via zoom. For more details and links etc please head to out facebook page


During the summer the OBS run welfare services at music festivals. This is a fantastic opportunity to give back to our community, serve god, learn new skills and make new friends.
If you are interested in volunteering or would like to enquire about our services  drop us a line using the contact form.

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