Welcome to St Johns 



One of the oldest, 1782, Methodist churches in the world, our village chapel is on the edge of the Peak District in North Derbyshire. It is Grade 2 listed, and very much a living church with a small, regular and caring congregation. Our weekly Sunday services are at 10.45am (though Messy church - see below - starts at 10.00am). Monthly evening services, generally  of a reflective nature, are at 6pm.  We are part of the High Peak Methodist circuit (http://www.hpco.co.uk)of churches 


We take a full part  in circuit and village life, and welcome anyone to join us, regularly or occasionally. A full range of activities are offered. The chapel has an induction loop, wheelchair access, and a disabled toilet. There is a car park, and a small garden, which is kept as a quiet outdoor space. The church has a Fair trade stall, stocked with Traidcraft goods, open before and after our services. We also run an annual shoe box appeal, and have recently been a collecting point for clothing, toiletries etc for the "Hope for Refugees" project.

Music is provided by either a pipe organ, a  digital piano, or good quality recordings.  All are welcome and resources activities are available within the church for children. More details are on our activities page.


Messy church

Messy Church provides a safe environment for  a creative, informal style of church. It is for everyone, regardless of age, and includes Bible inspired craft activities, discussion, singing and stories, and ends  with refreshments. Helpers are on hand but we ask you to supervise any children that you bring.

 It is held monthly, generally on the second  Sunday at 10.00am next ones being on June 10th, and July8th.


Worship style and venues.

New worship styles are being trialled. These are intended to introduce greater variety in our worship.  Coming ones include  family friendly "Worship for all"  (WFA) services on 24th June and 22nd July. All incorporate  a range of activities.

Evening services

These follow a monthly pattern at 6pm, and tend to be more quiet and reflective - for example in the Taize style. The next ones are 20th May, June 17th, 8th July (Songs of Praise), and 15th July to 26th August inclusive.

Home Group

We have almost completed our consideration of the atonement, and will move onto  more social justice themes entitled "Rivers of Justice"  This is based on a booklet  of the same title authored by Ruth Valerio and published by CWR. Fuller details will be on the  Home group page.

Worship Out

We occasionally hold worship within our local sheltered housing facility (Primrose court). The next is on15th July at 10.45am.See our Recent images page for photos of a recent one. We will also attend the village May queen service on May13th this year at St Matthews Anglican church.

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