Click below for the latest news from The Methodist Church
Click below for a selection of articles from our Church magazine
Click below to read the notes from one of Rev Lyn Houghton's Christmas messages
Click below to read a short story by Eleanor Watkins (12) of Kesteven & Grantham Girls' School
click below to read a thought provoking message.
AN OLIVE BRANCH FROM LEBANON
Over £500 has been raised from the sales of this book to help support handicapped children in Beirut, Lebanon
The book tells the account of how Matlock resident Mrs Ovsanna Allen miraculously came from Beirut, as a young girl during turbulent times.
Copies may be obtained at a cost of £10 including post & packing - please e-mail us for contact details.
Welcome to the web site of Matlock Methodist & United Reformed Church.
It is prayed that while you browse here you will be enriched wherever you are on your journey of faith.
Click on the links to the left to find the information you want. If you have any difficulty in navigating our web site, please contact us to let us know.
Our fervent prayer is for our church to grow in faith and openness to God's spirit as well as in numbers and your being here today answers our prayers.
We are an ecumenical partnership of the Methodist and United Reformed denominations and seek to be a place:
and thereby follows the principles of the Methodist and United Reformed Churches.
- Where everyone is welcome
- Where the joy of the love of God shines out
- From where the Good News of the saving grace of Jesus Christ is spread
- Where there is rest, refreshment and peace in a caring, praying community
- Where Christian worship, prayer, Biblical teaching and service are paramount
- Where the blessing of the Holy Spirit rests on everyone
Our Church is one of the Churches in the Derbyshire Dales Circuit.
May God bless you and keep you and let you know that whatever your circumstances YOU are loved as one of his children
To hire Church rooms please contact our Bookings Secretary on Matlock 55164
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Our Church uses only Fair Trade products in accordance with our policy and in support of Matlock as a Fair Trade town. Click on the logo for more information about Fair Trade products.
Our current Minister, Reverend Lyn Houghton is to retire from full time Ministry in April this year and our Church will be welcoming Reverend Keith Bamford as our Minister from September.
During the period between April and September, our Church’s pastoral and ministerial needs will be met by the Supernumary Minister, Reverend Colin Smith of Tansley.
A special service to thank Reverend Lyn Houghton and her husband Mike for their ministry in Matlock will be held on the evening of Sunday April 14th at 6:30pm at MMURC.
A welcome service for Rev. Keith Bamford will be held in the Autumn (date to be advised).
Click below to read an introduction from Rev. Colin Smith of Tansley
Everyone is welcome to share with us in our worship services at the following times
Sundays other than first of the month
Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. approx. followed by refreshments
First Sunday of the Month
9:30 a.m. Holy Communion service followed by Refreshments at 10:15 a.m. and Family Service at 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. approx.
Third Sunday of the Month
Café Style Celebration 7:00 p.m.
Third Wednesday of each month
Holy Communion service 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. approx.
Our services are led by both ordained Ministers and non-ordained worship leaders, called Lay Preachers and thereby we enjoy a variety of styles of worship that all bring glory to God and seek to strengthen our love of our Lord Jesus.
If you are in any sort of difficulty and in need of prayer, please contact our Circuit Ministry Team either Rev. Dr. Robert Foster (Belper 839795) or Rev. Jane harris (Chesterfield 475262); or call into the Church and ask for help; or leave a message at the Church; or send an e-mail to us; or phone the Church Office on Matlock 55809 (answer-phone when office is closed)
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