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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

In June we will be starting a new exciting service pattern. All services will follow a theme with a slightly different focus and content.

1st Sunday - Flock. a family orientated adult friendly service. lunch provided. 1.00pm Monkey Park
2nd Tuesday - The deep. A chance to grapple with the scriptures and discuss our theme. there will also be a chance to plan and get involved. 8.00pm at Bingo and Clare's house(message for details)
3rd Sunday - Breathing space. A contemplative service and breaking of bread. 8.00pm venue TBA
4th Sunday - creatorium. Following our month long creativity and spirituality course a chance to share what you have learned and what you have created. 8.00pm monkey Park.

More details to follow soon. Please get in touch if you would like to know more.


OBS WELFARE

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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