Church of England Diocese of Derby Morley

Facilities and features

Click on the tags below to learn more about each.

Accessibility

Toilet with disabled access and facilities located in churchyard.

Located in toilet in churchyard.

2 designated disabled parking spaces area located at top of car park near gate into churchyard.

WC with disabled access and facilities located in churchyard.

Accessible car parking

An Induction loop is installed in the church.
There are 2 radio microphones and 2 handheld microphones.


Our Building

St Matthew's is a Grade 1 listed church and features in Simon Jenkins' book "England's 1,000 best churches." It is noted for fine collection of medieval stained glass, especially that which came from Dale Abbey at the dissolution. It is also noted for its memorial brasses and armorial tiles.


Music and Worship

We have four bells.

Our organ is by Hill and as such is highly regarded by our Diocesan Organs' Adviser.


Groups, Courses and Activities

This is held on the first Wednesday morning of each month in the adjacent former Rectory and Diocesan Retreat House. It runs from 10.30 am onwards. It is staffed by church members and all proceeds are for church funds.

St Matthew's has never had its own MU Branch and our members support the Smalley & District Branch (Morley and Smalley form a United Benefice).


Help for Visitors

Arranged for individuals and groups as required. Open afternoons take place on the first Saturday in the month from April - August, and then in September for Heritage Open Days.

Church Guide available in the church.
Church postcards are on sale.

Tea/coffee served after Sunday services (we have no kitchen facilities) and also at Wednesday Coffee Mornings already described.

Already described above - 2.00 - 4.00 pm on first Saturday in the month from April - August and at other timed by appointment.


Other Features

The church is located within the Morley Conservation Area.