We are a small but very friendly rural church set in the most beautiful of surroundings, in the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site.
Our building was built by the Strutt family in 1846 to serve the needs of those working within the mills. Because of the state of the building, diminishing finances and the small numbers of the congregation, the church is currently struggling to remain viable and we are in the process of reimagining what a Church of England presence in the village might need to look like.
Our worship is at 9:00am on the second and fourth Sundays of each month and are services are inclusive and all age with traditional hymns played on an electric organ. Children are involved all the way through the service with musical instruments, ribbons, children's bibles, activity sheets, games, quizzes etc... For the major celebrations we organise family friendly specials incorporating arts and crafts too.
The church is open to visitors between 9:30am-3:00pm Mondays and Fridays during the warmer months and anyone is very welcome to drop in to explore the building, enjoy some peace and quiet or pray.
We organise several fundraising events each year such as harvest suppers, coffee mornings, concerts and we partner with community groups in offering soup evenings, music nights and arts themed events and workshops.