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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


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.

 Annie's Cottage Garden Party

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

The delightful Annie’s Cottage in Snitterton will be open to host a Summer Garden Party with musical entertainment, refreshments, stalls and plenty of fun for the children (and everyone else too!).  Cottage tours will also be available.

Harvest Concert

Saturday 22nd September - 7.30pm.

An evening concert of musical entertainment will be booked to deliver an end of summer highlight to celebrate the harvest.  More information to come…  Tickets will be available to buy in advance at £8 per person (U16 FREE) and these will be £10 on the door (concessions £8).  Refreshments will be available for purchase in the interval.

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.


May Tuesday 1st 7:30pm
Stonebroom Choir Concert

Wednesday 2nd 7:00pm
FundRaising Team Meeting

Thursday 10th - 2:00pm
Pastoral Committee

Sunday 13th - Saturday 19th
Christian Aid Week

Sunday 20th
Church Anniversary & AGM

Friday 25th 10:00am
Prayer Walk @ Tansley MC
June Friday 1st 7:00pm
Worship Consultation @ Tansley MC

Sunday 3rd
Big Lunch @ Matlock Moor

Thursday 14th 7:30pm
Circuit Meeting @ Waingroves

Sunday 24th 10:30am
Baptism of Isaac Fearn

Saturday 30th 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Praise in the Park
July Saturday 14th 11:00am - 4:00pm
Annie's Cottage Garden Party

Sunday 22nd 10:30am
Farewell Service for Rev. Keith Bamford


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
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.

Harvest Concert 22nd September 7:30pm

Call 07437 871234 or come to our Church and ask us


14th July Annie's Cottage Garden Party
22nd Sept. Harvest Concert 7:30pm
1st Dec.
The Hiding Place 7:30pm
7th -9th Dec.
Community Christmas Tree Festival 10:00am - 4:00pm daily


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


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
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
Annie's Cottage House Group in Snitterton
Thu 9:00 - 11:00am & 11:00am - 1:00pm
Slimming World
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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