Updated 28th March 2020
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Our Mission and Outreach activities have been themed since 2013 and for 2020 our theme is
We will be using the resources from Hope Together
throughout 2020 to compliment the activities of the many groups
within the Church and seeking to equip everyone with the skills
and confidence to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. If
you've been hiding from God and looking to find support
elsewhere, then Hope 2020 is good news for you to open a door
& discover all the help you need.
Hope Together is a catalyst bringing churches together to transform communities in villages, towns and cities. Our vision is a praying, growing Church, that makes Jesus known together with words and action.
Vision: A few simple principles sum up HOPE Together’s ethos:
Prayer: HOPE Together is rooted and grounded in prayer. Prayer partners pray daily using a prayer calendar, which you can download here. We are so grateful for all the individuals and churches who are committed to praying with HOPE for our nation. We work in partnership with the World Prayer Centre, the Festival of Life, Thy Kingdom Come, the 24-7 prayer movement, Neighbourhood Prayer Network; and others, asking for God’s strength and power as we reach out to our nation together in word and action. Use HOPE’s prayer resources to inspire prayer with us as we share the hope Jesus gives – together in word and action.
Action: HOPE Together inspires churches to show God's love to their communities with no sense of return, just unconditional love. There are hundreds of different creative ways churches show God's love to the people in their neighbourhoods: street parties, foodbanks, chaplaincies, night shelters, parent & toddler groups, clubs for senior citizens, furniture recycling projects... the list is endless as churches work with schools, community groups, local authorities and local police forces to make life better for local people.
Words: HOPE also empowers Christians to 'give a reason for the hope we have’. Conversations with Christians are one of the most important influences in bringing people to faith. The Talking Jesus course includes six encouraging, video-based sessions with short films, inspirational, short testimonies, real-life examples from people who are talking Jesus, and a short, easy-to-follow course book. The course is designed to inspire Christians to share their faith and gives practical suggestions to help this to be both natural and relevant as they talk about Jesus with the people they meet.
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.
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:
Our Church is one of the Churches in the
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 the Community Halls or the Church rooms please contact our Bookings Secretary on (01629) Matlock 57304 or to send us an e-mail please click here
There is current availability for Community Hall hire during the daytime on Monday's, Fridays and Saturday's as well as Wednesday & Thursday afternoons and Tuesday, Friday & Sunday evenings. Community Groups and private hires are welcome. Terms & Conditions apply.
Our Church uses 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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Message from our Treasurer, Sue Sunderland
For each of us, our personal giving to our church is an expression of our discipleship and this income is vital to the church locally and nationally to fund the work that we do together in Christ's name.
Even though we are currently not able to meet together as a congregation many of the financial needs of the church continue. We also recognise that some individuals and families will suffer serious financial hardship as a consequence of this crisis and we would not wish anyone to feel obliged to continue giving at this time.
There may of course be
others who would wish to continue or even increase their regular
giving during this crisis period and we would like to enable you
to do this. To that end if you are able to set up a standing
order or bank transfer then please email or ring Sue
(01629) Matlock 584841 who will provide you with the bank
Thank you. God bless you.