Community

As a Church there are many ways that we work within the community. This page contains the outreach work that we put into that takes place within Matlock and the surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on our community youth and young peoples work that takes place inside and outside of the building, for more information on this please see the children / young people page. We have many fellowship groups that take place throughout the week, including Friday Lunches which is provides a three course hot lunch for those in need in Matlock. 

As part of our service to the community parts or all of the building can be hired out for both Christian and appropriate secular activities. For secular activities that take place in our building see the bottom of this page.

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Community Support- Local

As a part of the community the Church provides a means of support for a wide variety of charitable organisations both locally and nationally.

 

A large proportion of the Church membership give of their time and talents in support of charitable work as well as giving of their own resources and finance.

The areas of support include and are not limited to

  • Mencap

  • Matlock & District Talking Newspapers

  • Action for Children

  • Methodist Homes for the Aged

  • Matlock Hospital League of Friends

  • Church Toddler Group

  • Music Group for under 5’s

  • Matlock Area Schools Trust

  • Local nursing homes

  • Local sheltered housing

 

For her work in support of the Matlock Hospital League of Friends, Pam Wildgoose, a member of the Church received an MBE.
 

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Church from the Bus

Church from the bus is a source of support for those in the Matlock area who are in need such as those who are homeless; lonely; suffering addictions; or just in need of someone to talk to.

 

As an extension of work commenced in Chesterfield by Church Army Leader Captain Alan Park, the Church from the Bus now takes place at Cornerstone Christian Bookshop in Matlock on Dale Road every week.

 

On Tuesdays afternoons between 1:00pm and 2:30pm volunteers give out a few tins and packet foods; serve tea, coffee, hot chocolate, sandwiches, biscuits and occasionally cakes (often donated by Butterfingers Bakery).

 

More importantly the Cornerstones venue provides a safe place for people to feel welcomed, be able to sit quietly in comfort, to chat, to ask questions, and to pray. The afternoon ends with prayers and worship.

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Friday Lunches

We provide a three course meal, homemade soup, a varied hot main course or salad option and a wide variety of puddings.

Lunches are provided for three Fridays in the month, with the exception of the first Friday. 

All meals are provided on a suggested donation basis. 

Everyone is welcome. 

Time 12pm -1pm. 

Community Support - International

In reaching out to the world the Church has links with a number of organisations and individuals who are at work for God across the globe and in some of the hardest of locations to survive let alone practice your faith.

 

We believe that our calling is to support fellow human beings in the hope of lifting them from their adversity through our faithful actions.

Our Church congregation provides significant support to the Aquabox project that is an initiative of the Wirksworth branch of Rotary International. 

 

Aquabox provides literally millions of litres of clean drinking water to some of the poorest and most devastated people using an incredibly simple-to-use box and filter system to clean polluted water into pure, safe drinking water.

 

The church has maintained links with several organisations and individuals who are in Service for God in international locations or who are in need of support for their very existence and food.

Wherever there are disasters, either man made or natural, the Church Family has sought to give generously to support the combined international relief agencies with financial donations.

 

Many of the international aid agencies that are supported also provide support within the United Kingdom.

Regular Secular Groups

Pre-School Music Group

Daytime music fun for toddlers with their carers
Time: Wednesday 10:00 - 11:30 p.m. Weekly (term time only)

Slimming World : Civic Association : Salsa 

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