Matlock Methodist & United Reformed Church

Cake Day this coming Saturday 25th February
2:00pm - 4:30pm baking, decorating, eating & selling cakes
raising funds £5ppn entry includes some cake

Bakewell Choral Society Concert @ MMURC 7:30pm Saturday 25th March
Tickets £12 ea. (Accompanied children and students FREE)
John Rutter’s Requiem, Parry’s "Blest Pair of Sirens" and Vaughan Williams’ "Five Mystical Songs" in what promises to be a wonderful evening of English music.

updated 19th February 2017

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Welcome to the web site 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.

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 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.

What does 2017
hold in store for you?

2016 is being labelled as a year that will long be remembered for the decisions that were made by ballots of leading democracies in a world that has also continued to be violent, selfish, ignorant and cruel for so many millions of innocent people. Refugees from the endless conflicts around the world; devastated families and children following man-made disasters and so many more troubled situations.

Faith in God and love of Jesus Christ is always severely tested by such challenging events and the people of the Christian Church have to answer those questions that are so difficult to face, such as “Why do these things continue to occur?”

A majority of them occur because people choose to make decisions that aren’t filled with love and care for others, that aren’t the will of God. Those decisions have human desires at their core, human choices that can be seen to be misdirected. God gave us the opportunity to make of our lives what we can, but to do so by listening to Him. When humans don’t listen, then the things that drive them and the acts they do, can’t be those of a loving God.

When God is heard and His will is truly done, then our lives can be filled with His love and joy. Our challenge as Christians is always to be praying and seeking out the still small voice of God to know what His mission is for us.

Christian faith is just that, faith in a God who is always present, even in the darkest corners of ours or the world’s troubles, a light in the lives of those who have chosen to believe, teaching love, teaching tolerance, teaching responsibility for our actions.

So in 2017, we are challenged to spend more of our time praying, listening to God and working hard to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, to use all our senses to know what God wants us to do and to spread His love among the community of which we are a part.

If you want to know God in your life, then the first thing to do is to pray and ask Him in. If that seems too simple or too difficult, then we would welcome you to come to His Church, to talk with others who have the same concerns, like many of us, who are already within the community seeking to know God’s will and to share His love with those around us.

2017 could be remembered by you for being the year in which the most amazing transformation happened in your life, when you came to know God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

Listen…you can hear Him calling you.

Here at MMURC, there will be a special opportunity, during the weekend between 31st March and 2nd April, to come and receive a blessing from God. A team from the “Aldersgate Movement” will visit the church, pray with us and share with us some insights into the life and work of the Holy Spirit. More details will appear on the website in due course, but please put the dates in your diary, and contact Rev. Keith on Matlock 259128 if you would like to know more.

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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