Matlock Methodist & United Reformed Church

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New Year Party

Sunday 8th January after morning worship 12:00 noon - 2:30pm.

Enjoy celebrating the New Beginning of 2017 with a bring & share buffet/snacks plus entertainments

Summer Garden Party

Saturday 1st July @ Snitterton Hall

A rare opportunity to enjoy a summer's day visit to Snitterton Hall where there will be entertainment, refreshment and fellowship

Bank Road's Got Talent

Saturday 21st October 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Enjoy a pie & pea supper with a dessert and then feast on entertainment provided by musicians, dancers, singers & poets from the local community & congregation

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Here you can find a list of the regular and specific events and activities that take place in the Church and Community Halls of MMURC.

Please also see the Church & Circuit Groups page to check out further details and other information or contact us for any details you require.


November Wednesday 1st 7:30pm
Circuit Pastoral Visitors' Evening
with Rev John Ward
Sunday 5th 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Messy Church
Tuesday 7th 7:30pm
Circuit Prayer @ Horsley Woodhouse MC
Friday 10th 7:00pm
"Action for Children" Quiz @ MMURC
Saturday 11th 10:00am
Charities Market @ Wirksworth
Friday 17th 2:00pm
"Contact" Editorial meeting
Saturday 18th 10:00am - 12noon
Working Party @ MMURC
Tuesday 21st 7:00pm
Refresher "Safer Space" Training @ Tansley MC
Saturday 25th 10:30am - 3:00pm
Christmas Fair @ MMURC
Tuesday 28th 7:30pm
Circuit Meeting @ Wellspring, Wirksworth
December Sunday 3rd 10:45 service
Christingle Service
Sunday 3rd Noon - 14:00
Girls Brigade Annual Christmas Fundraising Dinner
3 courses £10 - ticket only - please contact us by e-mail
Saturday 16th 12 Noon - 14:00
Messy Church
Sunday 17th 10:30
Nativity Service
Sunday 17th 6:30pm
Carol Service
Sunday 24th 11:15pm
Late Night Communion Service
Monday 25th 10:30am
Christmas Day Family Service


The Church membership and congregation hold regular social events in the community halls on the premises and elsewhere and these are open to anyone to attend.

There are usually two parties in each year, one in early January to celebrate the New Year and one at Harvest. These events include party games, quizzes, team competitions and music and dance. Everyone brings and shares food and usually there is more than enough to go around.

In addition the Church has held flower festivals where produce and floral displays are combined with refreshments and fellowship to raise funds for Church benevolence and specific projects.

There have been open days where all of the groups who use the Worship Centre or Halls have come together to let others know of their activities and to encourage each other.

The Church family has also been on local countryside walks, picnics, open air parties and coach visits to Christmas lights or the pantomime. There have also been overseas coach holidays arranged among the congregation.

Together with Members from other Circuit Churches, we have staged a number of Christmas performances on the theme of Gateway. These productions have brought together musicians, dancers, actors, costumiers, light & sound technicians to deliver God's message through entertainment.

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Secular Events

The Church Worship Centre and activity halls are also frequently used for a wide variety of events and performances as the individual halls or the whole building are let for the use of Christian and appropriate secular groups as a venue that is of service to the wider community.

The Worship Centre is one of the larger public rooms in Matlock and can seat over 250 people. Please see the Facilities & Location section of the web site for details.

Every visitor to our Church is made welcome for whatever reason they may come and our constant prayer is for all people to learn to love and follow Jesus. If coming to events held in our Church helps this, then we are blessed.

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Quick Links

2017 Events
Church Diary of Events
Bank Road Live
Weekly Activities
Christian Calendar
Secular Events
Regular Events
Past Performances


Bank Road Live logo
Our Church arranges a variety of entertainment events every few months to provide evenings out to enjoy performances from choirs, musicians and entertainers.

The events provide a useful source of funds for the Church but importantly puts the building to good use for both the congregation and the wider community.

Watch this space for details.

Saturday 16th September 2:00 pm
Richard Freeman
A wonderful opportunity to enjoy an entertaining matinee concert of guitar music with well known local musician Richard Freeman
Tickets £5 each
Accompanied Children & Students FREE
Call 07437 871234 or come to our Church and ask us


All events are on Saturday Evenings
25th March 2017 Bakewell Choral Society
10th June 2017 Rolls Royce Brass Band
October 2017 TBA - suggestions welcome
December 2017 TBA - suggestions welcome


Matinee events 2:30 - 4:30pm on Saturday Afternoons
25th February 2017 Cake Decorating event
13th May 2017 Dancing Day
16th September 2017 Richard Freeman - Guitar Musical Matinee


Sun 10:30 - 11:30am
Weekly Service
(except 1st Sun of month)
9:30 - 10:15am
Holy Communion
(1st Sun of month only)
10:45 - 11:30am
Family Service
(1st Sun of month only)
7:00 -8:30pm
Café Style Worship
(3rd Sun of month only)
Mon 2:00 to 4:00pm
Line Dancing
6:00 to 7:00pm
Monday Funday (5 - 10 yrs)
7:00 to 8:00pm
Streams of Worship - dance and drama in worship
7:30 to 9:30pm
Ladies Group (Fortnightly)
Tue 10:00 to 12:00 noon
Parent/Carer & Toddlers
Church on the Bus (Matlock Town Car Park)
2:00 - 4:00pm (October - May)
Wesley Guild
5:00 - 9:00pm
Slimming World
Wed 10:00 to 11:30am
Parent & Infants Music Group (term time)
Prayer Time / Holy Communion
Fortnightly House Group with Rev Juan Thompson
6:15 to 9:30pm
2nd Matlock Girls Brigade (term time)
7:00 to 9:00pm
Matlock Musical Theatre
Annie's Cottage House Group in Snitterton
Thu 9:00 - 11:00am
Slimming World
Church on the Bus (By garages opposite chip shop @ Broad Walk, Darley Dale)
2:00 - 4:00pm
Church Craft Group @ The Library
6:30 to 9:00pm
1st Matlock Boys Brigade (term time)
Fri 12 noon to 1:00pm
Friday lunches
Sat Various occasional activities - including Bank Road Live events - see notices

Christian Calendar

Throughout every year there are Christian events to witness the pivotal occasions from the Christian story and in common with many other Churches, on the appropriate dates of the Christian calendar, our Sunday Worship services celebrate these events in a variety of ways.

During Lent our Church uses a Lenten Cross to remind us of Christ's suffering for us all. The cross is made from the stripped trunk of the Church's christmas tree.

Lenten Cross

For dates of the Christian Calendar that we follow in the Church Year click here

In addition our service plan is available in printed form at the Church.

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Regular Events

Visit the Church & Circuit Groups section of the website for a full list of groups who use the Church premises.

All of the regular events held in the Church take place in the lower Halls of the Church premises and most are led by Christian volunteers who are members of the Church family.

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Past Performances

The type of events that have occurred in the Worship Centre in recent years has included performances by musicians, singers, brass bands, orchestras, choirs, drama groups, operatic groups and visiting performers from overseas have included male voice choirs and traditional dance troups.

Some of those who have performed at the Church include:

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