Church of England Diocese of Derby Tideswell

St John the Baptist

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Coronavirus Guidance

Latest News: St John's Tideswell will open daily for private prayer from Monday June 22nd. Visitors are welcome between 10am and 4pm; please follow the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance on site. A one way route through the building and a careful rotation of the blocks of pews available for use each day will enable us to make your visit as safe as possible. Private prayer might of course include a quiet walk round the church or simply a sit-down for as long as you find helpful. A self service bookstall will be open; sadly the toilets at the Institute will not. Access at the South (main) door is on the level (though the floors are uneven). 

Meanwhile, the Church continues to be alive and active, even though no public worship may currently take place in our buildings.

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but, for now, cannot be done in this building.</span>

You can join others online for a short service at midday every Sunday; please let Simon know if you'd like to receive a secure Zoom link, by emailing [email protected]

We post a five minute Gospel reflection on our Facebook page every Sunday.

You can find other local, online services at >

You can also find prayer resources at


The parish of Tideswell: 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

Get in touch

Rev. Simon White

The Vicarage, 6 Pursglove Drive Tideswell Buxton Derbyshire

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Morning Prayer

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 8:30 a.m. for 20m

Commercial Road

A simple service of Morning Prayer, said in the Chancel (east end) most midweek mornings.

Common Worship