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New Year Bring & Share Lunch

Sunday 6th January after morning worship 12:00 noon - 2:30pm.

Enjoy fellowship and celebration of the New Year with a bring & share buffet/snacks plus entertainments

David Johnson - Organ Recital

Saturday 23rd March 4:00pm.

David is a well respected local organist who has offered to perform this afternoon organ recital to help raise funds for the Church.

The Recital will include the Toccata from Widor's Symphony No. 5 and a piece adapted from the well known hymn tune Sagina (And can it be).

Tickets £5 per person

Refreshments will be available to purchase in interval
All proceeds to Church Funds

Backpackers Holiday Club

Monday 15th - Thursday 18th April 9:00am - 12:00 noon daily.

For children aged 4 - 12

Join us for loads of fun, games, stories  & crafts

£2 per session per child - please try and pre-book if you can e-mail

Onllwyn Male Voice Choir

Saturday 18th May @ 6pm

We're really delighted to have this amazing choir coming to perform in our Church.  The Girls & Boys Brigades will be performing as support turns to the choir. 

This is one not to be missed. 

Tickets £6 in advance or £8 on the door.  Family ticket £18 (2 adults  & 2 Children) Available from: 07967 60285307779 543255 & 07743 353857

Church Garden Party

@ Annie's Cottage

Saturday 15th June 12 noon - 4pm

Come and enjoy and afternoon at Annie's cottage garden and relax with a cup of tea or coffee, cakes and strawberries and cream.  There will be games, cake stall and more.  Plenty of parking available.

Games Evening

Pie & Pea Supper

Saturday 12th October

We'll be enjoying a games evening and combining this with a pie & pea supper
Come along and enjoy an evening of board games and you can bring your own favourite game too if you want to.
More details to come.

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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 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 these events 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 Sunday 12th May 4:00 - 6:00pm
Messy Church
Saturday 18th May 9:00-12:00am
Church Work Party
Saturday 18th May 6:00pm
Onllwyn Male Voice Choir
Sunday 19th May 12:00am
Church AGM - with bring & share lunch
Sunday 19th May 6:00pm
Tansley Methodist Church
Circuit Easter Offering Service
Friday 24th May 6:00pm -
Monday 27th May 9:00pm
Cliff Festival @ Cliff College
Jun Sunday 9th June
Cycling Refreshments
Saturday 15th June
Church Garden Party @ Annie's Cottage - see more info on the left
Saturday 22nd June 7:30pm
Bakewell Choral Society
Gala Concert - Handel's Messiah


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


Bank Road Live logo
There are a variety of entertainment events organised every few months to provide evening and matinee performances to enjoy with choirs, musicians and entertainers.

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

Watch this space for details.

Bakewell Choral Society

Guest Soloist - Debra Morley

Bakewell Choral Society is a friendly, mixed choir of around 80 members, which was founded by Richard Barnes in 1978.  Alan Eost joined us as Musical Director and Conductor in 2013

Saturday 22nd June @ 7.30pm

Tickets via website
Bakewell Choral Society

Refreshments will be available to purchase in interval
All proceeds to Church Funds

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


18th May
Onllwyn Male Voice Choir performance
Bakewell Choral Society concert
12th Oct Games Evening with pie & pea supper
TBA Please contact us if you have an idea for an event or concert you'd like to see


Matinee events on Saturday Afternoons
23rd Mar. David Johnson - Matinee Organ Recital 4:00pm 
TBA Please contact us if you have an idea for an event or matinee you'd like to see


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 6:00 to 7:00pm
Monday Funday (5 - 10 yrs)
6:30 to 7:30pm
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
1:00 to 3:00pm
Church on the Bus
 (Matlock Train Station Car Park)
2:00 - 4:00pm (October - May)
Wesley Guild
Wed 10:00 to 11:30am
Parent & Infants Music Group (term time)
6:15pm to 9:30pm
2nd Matlock Girls Brigade (term time)
7:00 to 9:00pm
Matlock Musical Theatre
Thu 9:00 - 11:00am & 11:00am - 1:00pm
Slimming World
12:00noon to 2:00pm
Church on the Bus
(Lime Grove Darley Dale Across the A6 from Broad Walk)
6:30 to 9:00pm
1st Matlock Boys Brigade (term time)

12 noon to 1:00pm
Friday lunches (except 1st Friday in the Month)
7:30 - 8:30pm
Salsa Dance Class (adults)
Weekly (except 2nd Friday of 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: