Matlock Methodist & United Reformed Church

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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 April 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.  Adults £6 each : Accompanied Children under 14 £3 each. Larger donations welcomed.
Tickets are available in advance. 

DaleDiva Concert

Saturday 24th November - 7.30pm.

Come along and enjoy the crystal clear singing of DaleDiva.  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.

Tickets £8 in advance - 07437 871234

U16 FREE with paying adult

£10 on the door

Refreshments available

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.

All proceeds to charity.

Tickets £10.36 (incl. booking fee)

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tel: 07437 871234

Christmas Fair

Saturday 8th December
10:00am - 4:00pm.

Plenty of stalls with lots of different new and nearly new things for you to buy.
Father Christmas will join us on the day.
Refreshments and light lunches will be available to purchase.
All proceeds to Church funds.

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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.


Oct Saturday 6th 10:00am
Churches Together in Derbyshire Conference @ MMURC
Wednesday 10th 7:00pm
Funraising Meeting @ MMURC
Wednesday 10th 8:00pm
Mission & Outreach Meeting @ MMURC
Saturday 13th 10:00am - 12:00am
Holy Spirit Workshop
Sunday 14th 1:45pm @ TBA
Circuit Walk
Sunday 14th 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Messy Church
Monday 15th 7:00pm
Church Council @ MMURC
Tuesday 16th 3:00pm
Pastoral Meeting @ MMURC
Friday 19th 7:00pm Messy Church Meeting @ MMURC
Nov Saturday 3rd 9:30am - 12:30pm
Odd Jobs Morning
Friday 9th 7:00pm Action For Children Quiz Night
Saturday 10th 10:00am - 12:00am
Holy Spirit Workshop
Saturday 10th 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Messy Church
Friday 16th - Sunday 18th
Aldersgate 'Teach us to Pray' Weekend
Saturday 24th 7:30pm
DaleDiva Concert - see box to the right or left for details


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.

DaleDiva Concert
A wonderful opportunity to enjoy an evening of top quality singing.

Saturday 24th November

£8 in advance / £10 on the door*

U16 FREE with paying adult

Refreshments will be available to purchase in interval
This is a ticketed event and with tickets on the door* if available.
All proceeds to MMURC

Call 07437 871234 for tickets or e-mail us using the link to the left of this page or come to our Church and ask us


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


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

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Holy Communion Service

6:15pm 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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