Matlock Moor Methodist Church

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COVID-19: the Methodist Church updated its guidance on July 28th (https://www.methodist.org.uk/for-churches/property/coronavirus-guidance-for-property/) but the Methodist Circuit has advised us not to open our  Chapel & Community Centre for services of worship or mid-week activities yet. In the meantime the Property Steward has been issued with guidance on risk assessments and the necessary cleaning before re-opening.

The nearby Lumsdale Valley is also closed: see ‘Community News’ for more details.

May you stay well during these challenging times.

Links

Guidance on COVID-19

Government Guidance

For the main web-site click here; for guidance on Community Facilities look here;  for guidance for churches see this link.

Methodist Church Guidance

This is regularly up-dated in line with Government guidance: see the Guidance for Property and also the coronavirus advice and updates.

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The Methodist Church in Britain

The website for the Methodist Church in this country gives information about its heritage, vision, values, doctrine, and structure. See The Methodist Church for this and much more.

The Mid Derbyshire Circuit

Matlock Moor Methodist Church is in the new Mid-Derbyshire Circuit – the Circuit Plan can be accessed via this link. The Circuit is in the Nottingham and Derby District.

Matlock Churches

We have close links with MMURC which is the large church on the corner of Bank Road and Oak Road in Matlock and also with other local Methodist churches including Tansley Methodist Church which is the other side of the hill behind the church. We are also part of Churches Together in Matlock and have support from the Anglican churches.

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Charities we support

Action for Children

Formerly known as the National Children’s Home and then NCH, this charity has, for over 145 years, been working in partnership with the Methodist Church.  Action for Children works directly with over 390,000 children, young people, parents and carers and runs over 600 services for children and families across the UK. It has campaigned successfully to persuade the government to amend the law on child cruelty and neglect (see the Serious Crime Act 2015) and is currently campaigning to encourage the Education Secretary to stop the closure of Children’s Centres – 1,000 have closed since 2010. See policy updates.

All We Can

Until 2014 called the Methodist Relief and Development Fund, All We Can works in many ways throughout the world for long-term change to end the cycle of suffering caused by poverty, inequality and injustice.

Aquabox

Aquabox is a charity that responds to natural disasters by providing plastic tanks with filters so that families can have water that is clean and drinkable. It began as a charity in Wirksworth in 1992. A box costs £150 but an Aquabox family filter turn half a million litees of water into safe drinking wather. Unfortunately the charity has also had to stop its activities because of the coronavirus.

Christian Aid

This charity is actively supported by Methodist churches especially during Christian Aid Week (May 15th – 2oth this year).  The Christian Aid web-site states: “We are a partnership of people, churches and local organisations committed to ending poverty worldwide” – and they have done so for more than 70 years.

MHA

Formerly called Methodist Homes for the Aged, MHA runs care homes and retirement apartments across the UK. MHA Sunday could not be celebrated in church services on 11th June this year but an excellent service was streamed. MHA’s mission is ‘To improve the quality of life for older people, inspired by Christian concern’. On their website they say “With over 75 years’ experience we put people at the heart of everything we do in all our homes and schemes across Britain”.

MWiB

The website for Methodist Women in Britain states “Our aim today is to connect women with an interest in creative spirituality and a passion for global social justice”. It organises awareness raising and fund-raising for issues of social justice as well as days for reflection and worship. All Methodist women are automatically part of MWiB.

The Leprosy Mission

This is an international Christian charity with 141 years of experience which now concentrates its efforts on eleven countries in Africa and Asia. For more details of how the charity helps see their website.