Church of England Diocese of Derby Bamford and Derwent

St John the Baptist

"The parish of Bamford & Derwent: St John the Baptist is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Derby’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."

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Reader Roger Mather

Current Church Opening

at midnight

Main Road
Bamford & Derwent
Hope Valley

Please note that the time set above doesn't mean anything, but I can't seemingly put a null entry!


Currently the church is still closed for public worship but we are now able to open partially twice a week for private drop in prayer, meditation or just a time of quiet. These openings are on Mondays 10 till 12:30 and Thursday 4 till 6. We can slo now do small funerals and we hope that before long we can resume weddings and Sunday worship, with some restrictions of course
We are still keeping in touch with each other - we have regular news emails, an emailed Sunday service and a zoomed prayer time on Tuesdays: if you would like to be part of the regular 'update on church matters' please email [email protected] You can also find prayer resources at

After a vacancy of about 18 months we are soon to welcome the Venerable Dr Paul Moore to be the new Priest in Charge of our benefice

18 Aug 2020, noon