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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

Spring Coffee Morning & Lunch

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.

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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.


March Monday 5th - 7:30pm
Prayer for "Praise in the Park" at Holy Trinity, Matlock Bath

Saturday 10th - 10:00 - 12:00 noon Fairtrade 'Big Brew' Coffee Morning @ Imperial Rooms

Saturday 10th - 4:00 - 6:00pm
Come and join in the fun.

Sunday 11th - Mothering Sunday

Wednesday 14th - 7:45pm
Circuit Meeting at Belper

Saturday 17th - District Safeguarding at Bingham MC

Tuesday 20th - 7:00pm
Creating Safer Space training

Tuesday 20th - 7:00pm
Fund Raising meeting

Thursday 22nd - 7:30pm
Maybe Group curry night @ The Crown

Monday 26th - Thursday 29th
9:00 - 12:00
Teambuilder Holiday Club - fun for children age 4-12yrs
See poster on the left

Maundy Thursday 29th - 7:30pm
United Communion Service

Good Friday 30th 10:00am
Holy Week Service

Good Friday 30th 12:00 noon
Open Air Churches Together Service - Hall Leys Park
April Easter Sunday 1st - 9:00am
Easter Breakfast - see left for further information

Easter Sunday 1st - 10:30am
Family Communion Service
Friday 6th - Monday 8th
To be a Pilgrim @ Cliff College

Saturday 7th - Christian Aid day @ Darley Dale MC

Sunday 8th - 3:00pm
Civic Service @ All Saints

Saturday 14th - 10:30am - 2:30pm
Spring Coffee Morning & Lunch - see left for further information.

Tuesday 24th - 7:30pm
Property Meeting

Thursday 26th - 7:30pm
Churches Together in Matlock AGM @ St Joseph's Catholic Church

Saturday 28th
Action for Children - Beetle Drive @ Darley Dale MC


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

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.

Call 07437 871234 or come to our Church and ask us


All events are on Saturday Evenings
TBA TBA - suggestions welcome
TBA TBA - suggestions welcome


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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