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Welcome to Bolsover Methodist Church located on Hill Top, just off Bolsover's town centre.

The Church building at Hilltop was opened in 1896 and has offered a friendly welcome to all people in Bolsover area as well as being a worshipping and community hub for social support, spiritual care and family gathering.

Many church movements based in community care have originated from this building, including: the Lay Witness Mission Movement at Bolsover from the USA, Freedom Community Project, CBS Community Bible Study at Bolsover from London.

We have also been a Church that has nurtured our members & supported their calling into Methodist Ministry.

We worship together every Sunday morning at 10.30am. – You can find us here:


The minister at Bolsover is the Rev'd Sean Adair.

Please contact the minister or use the contact form if you have any questions.

Bolsover's Life and Mission

The calling of Bolsover Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of God's love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission.

It does this by focussing around four themes:

  • Worship that connects people with God, that is both recognizable and fresh.
  • Caring that enables people to experience the care of Christ in formal and informal ways.
  • Learning that helps people to grow as disciples of Christ and be enabled in their service of Him.
  • Mission that engages with this community and beyond, and enables us to express the love of God in Christ.

Bolsover's Building

Bolsover Methodist Church was built in 1896 for worship, with no provision for on site for other activities. Subsequently, the original balcony was converted into an upper room, and a small extension added, the Wesley Room. In 1991, a further extension was added, the Sykes Room, providing much needed space for the growing activities of the church.

Worship at Bolsover

  • Sunday morning services occur in person at 10.30am each week.
  • We have a lively Sunday morning service with a large group of children aged from babies up to early teens. – we hold all age worship once a month
  • We have contemporary music played each week by our band.
  • Come and worship with us in our new building!
  • In addition to our Sunday morning service, we will also regularly have different events on during the week, have a look at the calendar of events for upcoming and regular things happening at Bolsover.
  • Communion

Fellowship Groups

There are several weekly Fellowship and Bible Study groups which normally meet on at the Church or in home groups.

Children and Young People

  • Sunday mornings offer a Sunday school for children and young people, there are often lots on a Sunday morning, so feel free to bring children along.
  • Once a month there is an all-age worship service on Sunday mornings.
  • Once a month there is a "who let the dads out" baby and toddler group for dads, grandads, uncles, other male carers etc. for children aged 0-5. More info can be found on the Facebook page.

Community groups

  • Care groups.
  • Monday women's fellowship.
  • Tuesday and Friday Freedom Community Cafes: befrienders; reading / literacy group; client support services; food bank; credit union; allotment group.
  • Monthly prayer and communion service.
  • Youth Fellowship.

Freedom Community Project

In 2008 the Freedom Community Project was formed as the church's major missional arm. It was established to reach out and offer practical support to the local community, which had suffered enormously through loss of employment with the closure of local pits and ancillary industries in the late 1990's, and was struggling to recover. The recession of 2008 compounded the suffering and problems of local people with severe hardship, poverty, debt, health and family/relationship problems becoming more common. It offers free client support and guidance services , assisting with benefit claims, housing applications, debt counselling, and guides people to appropriate specialists where health/mental problems are identified. A food bank, free 'drop in' cafes, and a reading/literacy group are also run. In 2012 for governance, financial and practical reasons, the Freedom Community Project became an independent charity and registered limited company, although the Methodist Church and the Freedom Community Project are perceived as synonymous by the local community.

The Freedom Community Project recently acknowledge its 10 years of becoming a Charity and celebrated with an event held at Bolsover Methodist Church, where it was first launched on 16th September 2008.

From the one centre in Bolsover, Freedom now serves 14 centres and from an initial staff team of 1 theynow have 14 staff working full and part time.From a small team of volunteers from Bolsover Methodist Church they now have over 200 volunteers.

During this time, they have supported 9,300 people and families and distributed 39,000 food parcels to those living in poverty.Also, within that time they have recovered and written off £100,000 worth of debt.

They have housed 63 homeless people during their time in operation, and this year they are involved with Derby City Mission in the winter provision for homeless people from December 2021 until March 2022.

They have and raised £1.2 million pounds, and spent £1.1 million.

The work of Freedom continues to grow and as well as face to face support through theirfree café's. They now offer online support through their 7 virtual centres located as far north as Darlington to London in the South.

They continue to:

  • Offer advice and support in debt, financial crisis, housing, addictions and dependencies, food poverty, domestic violence, unemployment, homelessness, counselling and mental health.
  • We cover 14 communities Monday to Friday.
  • Provide food for those who are hungry.
  • Engage with other organisations to deliver holistic support.
  • Deliver fun activities in deprived communities.

They have engaged with post mining communities for the past 12 years and researched and listened to the needs of the people. Listening to what God is saying and what we are being called to do plays an integral part in everyday happenings within Freedom. We never know who will cross our threshold and what their needs may be, but our aim is to journey with them to healing and wholeness. Everyone is held in the love of Christ for the time they are with us, as we extend to them all 'outrageous hospitality'.

Booking or hiring spaces at Bolsover

  • Weddings
  • Funerals
  • Groups or organisations
  • Yoga/Zumba
  • Music instructors

Please contact for any booking enquiries.

More information on what's happening at Bolsover is available on our Facebook page.

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