In this year when our athletes and sportsmen and women will be looking for victories in The Commonwealth Games, the Tour de France and the Football World Cup, this year’s Procession of Witness takes another kind of victory as its theme: ‘Victory with Jesus’.
The first float will represent Christ’s victory over sin and death by depicting the resurrection and subsequent floats will depict other ‘victories’ won through the power of Jesus Christ over the centuries since the Christian church has been established. The floats will celebrate well known biblical scenes and more recent achievements.
The Procession will include over thirty five local churches and other Christian organisations, marching bands, tableaux and Christian clowns. At 9.45 am there will be a short Act of Worship from the Town Hall steps in the presence of The Mayor of Chesterfield and then The Mayor and Mayoress will lead the Procession as it sets off along Rose Hill and into the town at about 10.05 am.
After the Procession, from about 11 am until midday, there will be refreshments available in The Rose Hill United Reformed Church as well as Face painting outside and music from Ashover Band.
Some of the churches on the west of the town form a Brampton Procession which leaves the junction of Old Road and Chatsworth Road at 9.15 am and proceeds to meet the main gathering in Chesterfield in time for the Act of Worship. Nearly one thousand people will take part in this year’s Procession.
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Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Select left hand lane and take 1st left (Beetwell Street). Follow road for approx 500 yards (passing Vicar Lane multi storey car park), and turn left down Park Road. Take first left turning into Beetwell Street multi storey car park.
For surface car parks at traffic light controlled roundabout select left lane and take 3rd exit. Keep to left and, at next roundabout take 1st exit (continuous lane). At traffic lights select right hand lane and go straight on. At roundabout (traffic light controlled) keep in right lane and take 4th exit turning left into Rutland Road. Select right hand lane at traffic lights at top of hill and turn right. Take 3rd right turning (Rose Hill East) and turn into car park on left or right.
Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South.
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 2nd exit turning left into Rutland Road. Select right hand lane at traffic lights at top of hill and turn right. Take 3rd right turning (Rose Hill West) and turn into car park on left or right.
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