Susanna Wesley House

Susanna Wesley House

Pioneer Missioner:

Ali Stacey-Chapman

Susanna Wesley House is new mission initiative which has been launched in Derby city centre.

Following the closure of the Methodist city centre church, Queen’s Hall, the Derby Circuit bought a house in Castleward, a developing new “urban village” in the heart of the city. This has been named Susanna Wesley House (SWH), will be  “a home of hospitality, prayer, table feast and group reflections that encourage the expression of faith and spirituality through the creative arts”.

Susanna Wesley was the mother of John and Charles Wesley. Find out why the house was named after her by clicking here.


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Will You Pray With Us?

Prayer is the essential foundation for the work of Susanna Wesley House and the City Centre Initiative. A prayer liturgy has been prepared for the project with the aim of building up to a regular daily commitment within the house which anyone can join. Prayers are currently from 12 noon to 12.30pm every Thursday. It is also held on other days, but not on a regular basis. If you would like to join in when you are in the area, please contact Angela.

The Liturgy which is currently being used can be viewed or downloaded here, SWH Mid-day Prayers .  You are invited to join with us in prayer by coming to Susanna  Wesley House at 12 noon  any Thursday or using this Liturgy, privately or as a group, at 12 noon any day or at any time convenient to you.

Would You Like To Help In This Initiative?

Following the opening of Susanna Wesley House we are moving into a new phase of the initiative where activities are building up. To support the work effectively, we are now looking for volunteers to help develop and manage the environment and the facilities of the house and help develop new projects.

In particular, we are looking for people with experience of and enthusiasm for

  • Safeguarding vulnerable people.
  • Managing Health and Safety.
  • Leading prayer and meditation.
  • Constructing and developing a spiritual garden.

If you are able to help with any of these or feel you would like to be involved in any other way, please contact Angela.



Introducing Ali Stacey-Chapman

At the end of November, Alison Stacey-Chapman moved into Liversage Square to be our new Pioneer Missioner at Susanna Wesley House. Ali comes originally from Middlesbrough and studied History and Politics at Durham University. She has been a street pastor, and worked in a domestic abuse hostel. For the last four years she has worked for Richmond and Hounslow Methodist Circuit in west London, firstly as a Lay Pastor and then as an Urban Missioner. She says that she is very much looking forward to serving God with us in Derby city centre.

Ali started work on Monday 4th December. We will officially welcome her at a Circuit Service at Osmaston Rd Baptist Church, 6.30pm on Monday 12 February.