Coronavirus guidance from the Church of England

In light of the Government guidance, the Church of England has said that all churches are to close to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Read the statement in full here. You can find a live stream service or event to watch from home here.

Church of England Diocese of Derby Bamford and Derwent

St John the Baptist

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Reader Roger Mather

Current Church Opening

Every day at midnight for 1d

Main Road
Bamford & Derwent
Hope Valley

We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives. The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close.
Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed.
Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but cannot be done in this building.
We are still keeping in touch with each other and 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

The Church of England is currently reviewing past Safeguarding cases. If this affects you then please read the article

18 Feb 2020, 8 a.m.