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.
Please have a look around and if you have any questions please ask!
This is our home, find it here
. From September 17th 2012 we will be open 1030 - 1500 on Mondays and Fridays for refreshment and conversation - or just a space to be. You are also welcome to join us in our chapel. Other events and groups will emerge over the coming weeks; keep checking here for details.