Chesterfield Road, Staveley, Chesterfield, S43 3XD
Welcome to Clowne Methodist Church, part of the Derbyshire North East Circuit.
The Methodist Church in Clowne was built in 1877 in the old centre of the village. It is situated on North Road, opposite Recreation Close which leads to the village Community Centre, Library, Health Centre and Villa Park Recreation ground.
The Minister at Clowne is Revd Mark Carrick.
Due to the current pandemic, the congregation is not currently meeting in the church building, but is active online, through the various services advertised across the Circuit. Church members feel it is important to show the community that the church is very much alive and meeting together in safe ways.
As Christmas approaches, David Green, one of the church's stewards, will be lighting the traditional advent candles in the church and you can see the video on this page:
When re-opening is possible, the church will return to its usual rhythm of worship:
Worship is mainly traditional, although alternative styles are also used. Services aim to be meaningful for everyone, with hymns old and new, prayers in different forms, and readings from many versions of the Bible.
The church has a small congregation of adults and a Sunday Club for children. Despite its small size, the congregation has a wide vision, to seek God's help, to work together, to be faithful and loyal to Him, aiming to be a spiritual light in the area.
The building is fully equipped to meet disability legislation, with sound and loop system for the hard-of-hearing, large-print hymn books available for the partially sighted, accessible toilet facilities, and ramped access to all areas of the ground floor.
The church is a member of the Clowne Union of Churches, which represents the four local Christian churches and meets together to demonstrate commitment to Christ amongst the village community. Members of the congregation particularly look forward to joint events during Christmas, Easter and on Remembrance Sunday.
Young People at Clowne Methodist Church
Under normal circumstances, there are thriving Youth Clubs for the under 11s and the 11+ age groups, with around 35 members on the registers. Most of the children are not those of Church members, so these links are valued as an important point of contact with the wider community.