Matlock Moor Methodist Church

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There are Sunday services at Matlock Moor each week  at 10.30am (unless there is a joint  service elsewhere).  See ‘What’s On’ for more details.

Something’s Brewing is every MONDAY – do pop in  – any time between 9.30am and 11.30am. There are also activities for older children during August.

 You are very welcome at any event.


We are happy to respond to any query or concern you may have: please use ‘Contact Us’.

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 Family Focus

Something’s Brewing

a Cuppa and …  every Monday  9.30 until 11.30am.  Drop in anytime for a FREE drink. AND during August bring your older children as there are activities for them too. There will always be another activity that you can join in (we’ve had painting pebbles, crochet, Easter crafts, card games, knitting) but you can just sit and chat if you wish. 



4th June Platinum Jubilee Big Lunch – WAS BRILLIANT! Thank you to everyone who came and brought great food and to the children who did the craft activities.

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Sunday 8th May – the service included a Christening.

Please contact us if you want a Christening for your baby.

The Chapel is also available for weddings and funerals. Contact us via the website and we wil direct you to the appropriate Minister.

Easter Sunday 17th April 4-6pm

A Family Party: we had a great time with lots of crafts and food. Many thanks to everyone who came and to all those who helped.


The Light Trail

This free treasure hunt at half term was good fun and many people took part. We also had a good open house on Thursday 28th at the Matlock Moor Chapel & Community Centre: all children got sweets and a book. If you still want to have a go then click on this link for the code breaker pack:  Light trail – Matlock moor Code breaker pack 


If you want to add anything to the items below just use ‘Contact us’ to send us an email.


You might wish to have a go at this cake!  If you feel brave you can hide the list of ingredients on the right hand side of the list and then try and work them out from the Bible passages.

The  Scripture Cake!

1.  225 g (8oz)   1 Kings 4: 22             (flour)

2.   100g (4 oz)   Judges 5.25               (butter)

3.   100g (4oz)   Jeremiah 6; 20          (sweet calamus = sugar)

4.  75g (3oz)    1 Samuel 25: 18            (fruit)

5.  75g (30z)   Nahum 3: 12                 (figs)

6.  25g (1oz)    Numbers 17. 8            (almonds)

7.  2                Jeremiah: 11                 (eggs)

8.  1 pinch       Leviticus 2: 13            (salt)

9.  2 tbsp         Judges 4: 19                 (milk)

10.  1 tsp            2 Chronicles 9: 9         (spices)

Answers to the Biblical references are given above in brackets.

If you want to make the cake see, for instructions,  SCRIPTURE CAKE



If you want to encourage the children to learn how to conduct music – watch this!

It is a video of a toddler conducting Borodin! See this link. (You need to scroll down to the video.)




This video is very short but is worth every second every second!



Our friends at MHA (Methodist care homes) are amongst those on the frontline doing amazing work in very difficult circumstances. Currently they are appealing for ‘fidget blankets’ for their residents with dementia. Click here for details.



If someone in your family writes poems do send it to us.

The poem below is by Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate in the USA: she read her own poem at the inauguration of President Biden. You can watch it HERE .  The poem ends with the following words:

We will rebuild, reconcile and recover
and every known nook of our nation and
every corner called our country,
our people diverse and beautiful will emerge,
battered and beautiful
When day comes we step out of the shade,
aflame and unafraid
The new dawn blooms as we free it
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it.