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 craft activities, discussion, singing and stories, on a Biblical theme ending 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 at10.00am next ones being on the 25th March, 8th April and 20th May.


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 25th February and 22nd April (Mothering Sunday). 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 18th February, 18th March, 15thApril and 20th May.

Home Group

We have recently completed our consideration of the topic of "Forgiveness"  We commence the York course entitled "On the Third Day" on  Wednesday 21st February, joining with other Christians in the village. These are held at St Matthews Anglican church at 7.30 for 8pm, and continue throughout the Lenten season.

Fuller details are on the  Home group page.

Worship Out

We occasionally hold worship within our local sheltered housing facility (Primrose court). The next is on15th April 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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