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2019 EVENTS


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


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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.


MONTHLY DIARY of EVENTS

Feb Saturday 2nd 9:30am
Church working party
The time for DIY around the building
Saturday 9th 10:00 - 12:00 noon
Gifts of the Spirit
Spend time focussed on the Holy Spirit and the gifts bestowed on us
Sunday 10th 4:00 - 6:00pm
Messy Church
Friends, fellowship, faith & food
Thursday 14th 2:00pm
Methodist Women in Britain
AGM of Matlock branch
Tuesday 19th 7:00pm
Church Council
Members meeting
Thursday 21st 3:00pm
Midweek Communion Service
Open for all
Tuesday 26th 7:30pm
Young People's Forum
Discussion about youth activities
Thursday 28th 7:00pm
Maybe Group gathering
Mar Saturday 2nd March
Methodist Women in Britain
Spring District Day
Thursday 14th March
Circuit Meeting @ Heage Methodist Church
Saturday 23rd March 4:00pm
Organ Recital - David Johnson
Enjoy Davids' performance
Monday 25th - Thursday 28th
Methodist Women in Britain Days of Fellowship @ Willersley Castle

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 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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2019 Events
Church Diary of Events
Activities
Bank Road Live
Weekly Activities
Christian Calendar
Secular Events
Regular Events
Past Performances

BANK ROAD LIVE

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.

NEXT EVENT
DAVID JOHNSON Organ Recital
David is a well respected local organist who has offered to perform this afternoon organ recital to help raise funds for the Church.

Saturday 23rd March

4pm

Tickets £5 per person

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

2019 PLANNED EVENTS

  
18th May
Welsh Male Voice Choir performance
22nd
June
Bakewell Choral Society concert
12th Oct Games Night 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

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

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 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
1:00 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)
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
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)
Fri

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: