Children and Youth Groups

We have groups for all ages available for the young people of Matlock and the surrounding area to join. Some of these groups are running a little differently at the moment and some are taking a hiatus. Check out the descriptions below for more information. 

Our Junior Church runs alongside the Church service, the young people learn about the same topic as each other but have activities that are designed to target their age.

Once a month Messy Church is held on a Sunday afternoon. We try to run a holiday club at least once a year. 

Kids Playing with Lego
Parents/Careers and Toddler group
When: Tuesday (10am- 12noon)
Age: Pre-school children with their parent or carer

Toddler Group provides a safe and fun environment for adults to chat and enjoy a cuppa while their pre-school children play with a wide variety of toys. There is a weekly craft and an optional 30mins story and song session at 11am.

"We are currently keeping in touch through a weekly Zoom meeting, between 11am and 12noon on Tuesdays. There is also a WhatsApp Group and we have delivered craft packs to our members."

For more info contact

Elspeth Haynes : 01629 57304


email us here

Useful information


There are a number of websites provided for younger people who want to have fun and explore about the Christian faith.

We have provided links to just a few of them and hope that you enjoy visiting them.

Please click on the links below:

Methodist children and youth

URC children and youth

Safeguarding Policy

The people of this Church are concerned with the wholeness of each individual within God's purpose.
We seek to safeguard people of all ages and therefore it is the responsibility of each of us to protect children and young people especially, from any form of physical, sexual or emotional harm.

Where activities are organised by this Church for children and young people the organisers must seek to provide a safe environment, suitable for the activities planned. Non Church related groups/organisations who wish to use the Church premises will be advised of the policy statement, which is in line with the Home Office Code of Practice for the "Safeguarding of children & young people in voluntary organisations". The organisers of all such groups will be expected to make every effort to follow the associated guidelines.

A copy of the Policy Statement and Guidelines will be given to such organisations when booking. Further copies are available from the Church Secretary's Office.

All the images of children used on this web site are intentionally anonymous and have been provided with the permission of their parents/guardians.

If you suspect anyone of causing anyone harm or failing to adhere rigidly to the Safeguarding Policy and Required Guidelines you should immediately inform a Church Steward, the Minister or the Superintendent Minister.