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2018 EVENTS


New Year Party

Sunday 7th January after morning worship 12:00 noon - 2:30pm.

Enjoy celebrating the New Beginning of 2018 with a bring & share buffet/snacks plus entertainments


Teambuilders Holiday Club

Monday 26th March - Thursday 29th March
9:00 - 12:00 daily

Teambuilders

Easter Breakfast

Sunday 1st April 9:00am.

Come along and enjoy breakfast in fellowship - please sign up with us if you would like to come - £donations welcome


Drinks, Dominoes and Dinner

Saturday 14th July 10:30am - 2:00pm.

Come along and enjoy a coffee morning or a Sausage & Mash lunch or both - please sign up with us if you would like to come -  lunch is a £5 suggested donation
under 10's FREE
We'll be playing table top games, chatting and enjoying a restful time together.
Donations of a fruit crumble pudding also welcome.


Harvest Supper & Hoe Down

Saturday 22nd September
4:00pm -8:00pm.

A fun, fundraising event for Christian Aid. Barn dancing and a harvest supper with every pound raised being 4x match funded by the EU meaning every £1 becomes £5 This is a fantastic way to celebrate the harvest.  More information to come…  Tickets will be available in advance. 


Dale Diva Concert

Saturday 24th November - 7.30pm.

Come along and enjoy the crystal clear singing of Dale Diva.  This vibrant, entertaining and vivacious group of women from Derbyshire hits the mark through their mixed repertoire, infectious joy of singing and sense of fun. More information to come…  Tickets will be available in advance. 


The Hiding Place

Saturday 1st December - 7.30pm.

Oddments Theatre will perform their renowned presentation of The Hiding Place. The incredible story of the Ten Boom's, a devoted Christian family who felt they couldn't just watch the devastating circumstances of the Jews so they acted and set out on an incredible rescue mission. This led to Corrie and her sister being imprisoned during World War Two.


Community Christmas Tree Festival

Friday 7th - Sunday 9th December
10:00am - 4:00pm.
Local businesses, schools, community groups, families and anyone who wants to, will be welcome to provide and decorate their own Christmas Tree for display in the Community Halls and Church.  Entrants will be encouraged to decorate using only recycled resources and all trees are to be lit by Eco-friendly LED lighting.  The three day festival will be open to the public to come in and enjoy the trees and perhaps get a few ideas for decorating their own.  A small entry fee will be charged.  Refreshments will be served with a simple lunch on offer on Friday and Saturday too. 


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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.

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.

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


MONTHLY DIARY of EVENTS

July Thursday 5th 7:00pm
Boys Brigade - Awards Presentation Evening 

Sunday 8th 4:00 - 6:00pm
Messy Church - fun, friendship & faith for all the family

Sunday 15th 1:45pm @ Cromford Meadows 
Circuit Walk

Sunday 22nd 5:00pm
Farewell Service for Rev. Keith Bamford

Saturday 28th 6:00pm @ Codnor Methodist Church
Circuit Tea - Rev Keith Bamford & Rev Judi Smart leaving do
Aug Sunday 26th noon @ Hall Leys Park
Church Family Picnic in the Park
Come along and join in the fun
Wednesday 29th
Church Day out to visit Eyam
Sep Saturday 8th September 10:00am - noon.  Gift of the Holy Spirit Workshop
Tuesday 11th 7:30pm Circuit Meeting @ Darley Dale
Sunday 16th 1:45pm @ TBA
Circuit Walk
Saturday 22nd 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Christian Aid Harvest Supper & Hoe Down - ticketed event
Thursday 27th MWIB Lunch @ Willersley Castle - speaker Rev. Barbara Savage

Activities

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 Community 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


2018 Events
Church Diary of Events
Activities
Bank Road Live
Weekly Activities
Christian Calendar
Secular Events
Regular Events
Past Performances

BANK ROAD LIVE

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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.

NEXT EVENT
Christian Aid

Harvest Supper & Hoe Down
Saturday 22nd Sept.

4.00pm - 8:00pm

Call 07437 871234 or come to our Church and ask us

2018 PLANNED EVENTS

  
22nd Sept. Harvest Supper & Hoe Down 5:30pm - 8:30pm
24th Nov. Dale Diva Concert 7:30pm
1st Dec.
The Hiding Place 7:30pm
7th -9th Dec.
Community Christmas Tree Festival 10:00am - 4:00pm daily

MATINEE EVENTS

Matinee events 2:30 - 4:30pm on Saturday Afternoons
TBA Aber Valley Male Voice Choir





WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

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 9:00pm
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
1:00pm
Church on the Bus (Matlock Town Car Park)
2:00 - 4:00pm (October - May)
Wesley Guild
Wed 10:00 to 11:30am
Parent & Infants Music Group (term time)
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Jigsaw Cafe

6:15 to 9:30pm
2nd Matlock Girls Brigade (term time)
7:00 to 9:00pm
Matlock Musical Theatre
7:30pm
Annie's Cottage House Group in Snitterton
Thu 9:00 - 11:00am & 11:00am - 1:00pm
Slimming World
10:00am
Church on the Bus (By garages opposite chip shop @ Broad Walk, Darley Dale)
6:30 to 9:00pm
1st Matlock Boys Brigade (term time)
Fri 12 noon to 1:00pm
Friday lunches (except 1st Friday in the Month)
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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