Matlock Moor Methodist Church

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The service on November 28th (1st Sunday of Advent) will be led by Mrs Margaret Strange.

See Family Focus for details of the book we are selling in aid of the Chapel & Community Centre.

The next Coffee Chat in the Chapel is on November 23rd.

 There are now Sunday services at Matlock Moor each week  at 10.30am (unless there is a joint  service elsewhere). 

You are very welcome to 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

Christmas presents

We have booklets of lovely poems to sell. The poems were first written by Jane Taylor for the Community Carol Services before Covid. The books are beautifully produced but small enough to post to friends and relatives. AND all proceeds go to the Chapel & Community Centre. They are available at the Tuesday Chats and Sunday worship but you can also order one by using the ‘Contact us’ tab and we will deliver, or arrange delivery if you don’t live on Matlock Moor.

28th November – after the serviceJane Taylor will attend and her books will be for sale. You  are very welcome to attend the service but it is fine just to pop in afterwards  –  come about 11.30am. Coffee and biscuits will be provided.


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.