Matlock Methodist & United Reformed Church

Wishing everyone a year full of blessings

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updated 14th January 2018

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Welcome to the website of Matlock Methodist & United Reformed Church.  It is prayed that while you browse here you will be enriched wherever you are on your journey of faith.

The Church is located on the corner of the junction between Oak Road and Bank Road up the hill to the North of the town centre.  Our postcode is DE4 3FJ.  See Facilities & Location for more information.

Click on the links to the left to find the information you want. If you have any difficulty in navigating our web site, please contact us using our e-mail link below left to let us know.

Picture of the Church

Our fervent prayer is for our church to grow in faith and openness to God's spirit as well as in numbers and your being here today answers our prayers.

We are an ecumenical partnership of the Methodist and United Reformed denominations and seek to be a place:

  • Where everyone is welcome
  • Where the joy of the love of God shines out
  • From where the Good News of the saving grace of Jesus Christ is spread
  • Where there is rest, refreshment and peace in a caring, praying community
  • Where Christian worship, prayer, Biblical teaching and service are paramount
  • Where the blessing of the Holy Spirit rests on everyone
and thereby follows the principles of the Methodist and United Reformed Churches.

Our Church is one of the Churches in the
Mid-Derbyshire Circuit.

May God bless you and keep you and let you know that whatever your circumstances YOU are loved as one of his children

To hire Church rooms please contact our Bookings Secretary on Matlock 57304 or to send us an e-mail please click here

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Our Church uses only Fair Trade products in accordance with our policy and in support of Matlock as a Fair Trade town. Click on the logo for more information about Fair Trade products.

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Year of Journeying with God 2017

Whatever point we are at in our journey of life, we believe we are also on a journey with God at our side. Christian life is about sharing the Gospel message wherever you are and to do that, knowing that God is with you, is a huge support, available to everyone.

So what is it like to be journeying with God? When things are going well and life is good, then it is in those moments that thanking God for the blessings you have, for the guidance you have received, can be done by worshipping and praying with a thankful heart. When you are at a low point and life is tough, then the knowledge that God is with you, supporting you and loving you, encouraging you and guiding you, confirms for you that God is your best friend.

The anonymous author of Footprints used the image of life’s footprints in the sands of time to illustrate that God walks with you every step of the way through your life, no matter what. The conversation with God about the periods of time where there was a single set of footprints, being at the lowest, saddest times of life, revealed that when this happens, this is when God carries you. This story provides a clear and powerful message of how it is when you are journeying with God.

Journeying with God is also about experiencing this life with all of our senses tuned in to how God perceives everything around us and our responses to it should be how God would want us to behave.

If you too want to explore journeying with God, then you will always be welcome in the Church and at our many events, to continue your journey in life, among people with often very similar needs to yours, to explore and continue journeying with God, helping to spread the Gospel message to others.

Our Mission and Outreach activities have been themed since 2013 and for 2017 our theme is Journeying with God
Previous Themes:
2013 Family
2014 Friendship
2015 Challenge
2016 New Beginnings

Click below to read a message from Rev. Keith Bamford

inside the main hall


Everyone is welcome to share with us in our worship services at the following times

Sundays other than first of the month
Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. approx. followed by refreshments

First Sunday of the Month
9:30 a.m. Holy Communion service followed by Refreshments at 10:15 a.m. and Family Service at 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. approx.

Third Sunday of the Month
Café Style Celebration 7:00 p.m.

Third Wednesday of each month
Holy Communion service 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. approx.

Our services are led by both ordained Ministers and non-ordained worship leaders, called Lay Preachers and thereby we enjoy a variety of styles of worship that all bring glory to God and seek to strengthen our love of our Lord Jesus.

If you are in any sort of difficulty and in need of prayer, please contact our Circuit Ministry Team either Rev. Keith Bamford (Matlock 259128) or Rev. Dr. Robert Foster (Belper 839795); or call into the Church and ask for help; or leave a message at the Church; or send an e-mail to us; or phone the Church Office on Matlock 55809 (answer-phone when office is closed)

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