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 a 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 toys/ 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.

Worship Out

We occasionally hold worship within our local sheltered housing facility (Primrose court). The next is on 20th August at 10.45am. See our Recent images page for photos of the last one

Flower Festival

This is a major event in the life of both the village and the church. It coincides with the village wells Dressing. Images are on our Recent images page and on the  Wells/Flowers page

 May Queen visit 2017

The village May queen  and her retinue attended church on Sunday 14th May. This was a happy  joyful occasion, when the church was near full. A selection of photos of the occasion can be seen  on our Recent images page. See slso the photo gallery of her last visit here-  May Queen visit 2014


Worship style and venues.

New worship styles are being trialled. These are intended to give people opportunity to develop their gifts, and introduce greater variety in our worship.  Coming ones include  family friendly "Worship for all"  (WFA) services on Mothering Sunday (March 26th), Easter Day (16th April), and 25th June. 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  23rd April (Taize), 21st May, 18th June,23rd July.

Home Group

We are currently going through the book of Acts. However, we are currently "in recess" for the summer holidays. Fuller details are on the  Home group page.


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