Built in 1782, our Grade 2 listed village Chapel is one of the oldest Methodist Churches in the world still in use as a place of worship. It 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.
Details of where we are and how to find us are on our location page. It also has details of our community with links to other local organisations, attractions and customs
Our weekly Sunday services are at 10.45am (though our monthly Messy church worship starts at 10.00am). Monthly evening services, generally of a reflective nature, are at 6pm. More details are on our activities page. Very occasionally services are held off- site, for example in the lounge of our local care home, Primrose Court. Known dates will be given below under "News and Coming events."
We are part of the High Peak Methodist Circuit (https://sites.google.com/site/highpeakmethodistchurch/) of churches in the Manchester and Stockport District of the Methodist Church in Britain. We also work together with St Matthew's parish church and St Mary's RC church as part of a local covenant known as Hayfield Christians together.
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.
NEWS AND COMING EVENTS
Special services September – December
Messy church services are planned for 9th September, and the 14th October both at 10.00am.
We hold our morning worship (10.45am) on 21st October at Primrose Court.
Worship for all (10.45am) will be on 23rd September (Harvest Festival), 28th October and 28th November.
There will be a Circuit service, (10.45) at Dove Holes Methodist Church on 30thSeptember to which we are encouraged to go (lifts can be arranged). St Johns will be closed to facilitate this,
There will be a special series of services (based on the Book of Jonah) on 30th September (at Dove Holes), and 7th October (at St Johns), 21st October (at Primrose Court) and 4th November (at St Johns)
Our Harvest festival is on the 23rd September at 10.45 (Worship for all)
On Remembrance Sunday, we will join with St Matthews parish church to commemorate the fallen.
"The Methodist Church in Britain is committed to safeguarding as an integral part of its life . This involves ensuring there is a safe environment for all activities and a quick response to any concerns. At St John’s we strive to ensure that all our activities are compliant with the national churches policies, procedures and guidelines details of which are on its website (https://www.methodist.org.uk/). You can raise any concerns by contacting our safeguarding officer, via this website or in church most Sundays".
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