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. It 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 the 19th November. The photo above shows Messy Church in action.

Worship style and venues.

New worship styles are being trialled. These are intended to give people of any age opportunity to develop their gifts, and introduce greater variety in our worship.  Coming ones include  family friendly "Worship for all"  (WFA) services on 24th Sept (Harvest). 22nd October (related to shoe box appeal. All incorporate  a range of activities.

Evening services

These follow a monthly pattern at 6pm, and tend to be more quiet and reflective. Some of these are Taize style whilst others based on Celtic worship. The next ones are  17th September, 15th October and 19th November.

Home Group

We are shortly going on our annual  outgoing, this time for a lunch at a local restaurant.  This will be followed by some sessions exploring different ways of using the Bible After this we will complete our consideration of the book of Acts. 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 on 15th October  at 10.45am.See our Recent images page for photos of a recent one.

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