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Activities. 

Sunday Worship.
Steve & Claire

Mornings at 10.30 am. The style is generally informal within a traditional structure. Messy church is at 10.00am monthly and evening services are generally monthly at 6pm with a more reflective style of worship. 

Our communion services, roughly monthly, have an open table and use non-alcoholic wine. Baptisms, weddings and funerals are arranged with the Circuit superintendent.

Following a recent worship consultation, changes in style are being trialled. These aim to give people the opportunity to use and develop their gifts, and introduce greater variety in our worship. One such is a more relaxed and participative form of worship which we called worship for all (WFA) occurs two or three times a quarter. We also hold worship within our local sheltered housing facility, known as Primrose Court at roughly the same frequency.

The image shows informal worship at the beginning of a special service for the packing of shoeboxes to be sent as Christmas Presents to needy people

Messy Church

Messy Church is our regular offering for families. It is monthly on Sundays and provides an informal style of church for all regardless of age. It includes craft activities, as well as games, discussion, singing and stories.

Drinks and biscuits are provided. We have volunteer helpers on hand but ask you to supervise any children that you bring.

The photographs below, give a flavour of recent ones

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Home group.

Details are here

Flower Festival.

We hold a flower festival each July in conjunction with Hayfield Wells Dressing. Many come to and view the chapel at its best and to sample our home made refreshments. Coach parties can be catered for. See our recent images page for photos from 2018.

Pancake party

This popular event is sometimes held near Shrove Tuesday. We play games and enjoy freshly cooked pancakes.

Christmas.

Our carol service is generally organised by our members and can include drama, Bible readings, poetry, reflections etc.

Nativity 2018

Our Christmas Nativity 2018 (faces blurred to comply with safeguarding guidelines).

From time to time.

Visiting professional entertainers, Church socials, and children's film nights.

Open the book.

This is a national initiative in which some of our members are involved. Essentially there is a local Bible story telling group, which goes into local schools and "performs" assemblies and the like. The image shows an incident in a recent drama performance.

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Shared church activities.

We have a local covenant with St Matthew's Anglican church and St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, New Mills. Shared events include:

  • A presence at Hayfield Sheepdog Trials.
  • An all day cafe on May Queen day.
  • Lent groups
  • Placing a cross on Lantern Pike each Easter
  • Carol singing for charity at Christmas.
  • We support Hayfield Primary school by providing refreshments at their parents evenings.