Holy Trinity church is the only center for worship in Matlock Bath village, but has strong links with both churches in Cromford, and also with other churches in Matlock.
We are working and praying towards changes in our buildings and attitudes which will make us more user-friendly and more available to the community at large.
Being in a much visited area of Derbyshire, we welcome many holiday makers and other visitors to our services, particularly during the summer months and trust they are refreshed and encouraged by their times with us. We are continuing to focus our efforts on running regular ALPHA courses and rejoice at the growth and development we are seeing. (see below)Looking further afield, we have long-standing links with the South American Mission Society, with the Church Mission Society, Interserve, Tear fund, and the Church Pastoral Aid Society, and have had personal links with partners in some of these over the years.
Youth Work
Our curate, Dave Battison, regularly takes assemblies in local schools, as does our Vicar, and also helps in the running of out of school Christian clubs in two schools. Many of our young people take part in ‘Soul Survivor’ gatherings each summer, and are encouraged to engage in short term mission where possible, either in this country or overseas.
Ecumenical Links
What is ALPHA?
Essentially an Alpha course is a ten-week course providing a basic introduction to the Christian faith – with ‘no strings’ attached.Here in Matlock Bath we now run our Alpha courses every so often, starting in September, on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings from 7.30 pm to 9,30 pm, in an informal café-style setting. We start with light refreshments and a chance to chat together; after the introduction we watch a large screen presentation on subjects such as ‘Who is Jesus?’, Why did he die?’, ‘Why and how do I pray?’. An open discussion over coffee then follows on each small table.
We offer a warm welcome to anyone who is interested and would like to join in our next course. (See the notices page of this site for details)
Matlock Town Center
2007 saw the start of all the churches in Matlock joining together for a mission to the whole of the Matlock area. This ‘Churches Together’ initiative has been very successful, enabling many useful and exciting events to take place.
We run Alpha courses starting in September, running for 10 weeks. The most recent one took place in September 2012. We will be starting an Alpha Course this September, if you’d like to join or know more please contact the Church Office 01629 583924