Welcome to the Wirksworth Team Ministry“Our Mission is to relate the challenge of our Christian faith to the people of our communities with love and enthusiasm and so enable people to come close to God”
We are a group of Church of England churches found in the Derbyshire Dales, and if you are thinking of coming to church for the first time, or perhaps returning to church after an abscence, then we would like to invite you to our services or perhaps one of the many activities with which we are involved. Our congregations vary in size from small to large, so wherever you might feel comfortable there is a place for you. If you are thinking about getting married or having your child christened and live in the area then why not contact us to see what we are able to offer.
Many of our ten churches are historic buildings found at the centre of village life. We seek to minister to the spiritual needs both of our congregations, and the communities in which our churches are found. Most of our churches are open each day, certainly in the summer, and for many people visiting and exploring, the "space" that a church can provide is an opportunity to connect with their spiritual "heart".
We are committed to the wider vision of the Church of England, which for centuries has provided places of Christian celebration, and a focus for all of life's significant events. If you are visiting the area as a tourist, then you are very welcome to call in. While you are in the Derbyshire Dales then you might like to explore some of the other churches in the area. Details of all of them can be found on the Derbyshire Churches link at the right hand side of this page.
Details of our churches and service times are to be found on this website in the services page. A list of what is happening next Sunday can be found at the events page. Should you wish to be in touch with me directly, then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org , or ring me on 01629 822858.The Team Ministry office is open on weekday mornings on 01629 824707. Links to other related sites are also to be found at the side of this page.
With my best wishes. Yours in Christ; Canon David Truby (Team Rector)
Lent in our churches
· the CHURCHES TOGETHER LENT GROUP will be taking place on Tuesday evenings from 16th of Feb at 7.30pm at the United Reformed Church, Coldwell St Wirksworth: a short act of worship, followed by a talk led by Canon Truby on some of the big issues of the day from a Christian perspective – faith, politics, science, economics, conflict & climate change – many things to take away and ponder.
· The TEAM BIBLE STUDY GROUP will also be continuing its study of the 4 Evangelists, and joining with members of Kirk Ireton Methodist Chapel to study the Gospel of John, meeting on Thursday evenings commencing 18th February (7.30-9.15 pm at the Chapel). All welcome – enquiries to Peter Lewis (01629 824549).
· At BONSALL an ECUMENICAL LENT GROUP will be meeting on Wednesday evenings starting on 17th February at 7pm at the Village Life Church, Upper Town.
· ELTON LENT GROUP will follow a course called 'The Kings Speech’ & will meet at Sunnyside, Main Street Elton, on the 17th Feb, 2nd, 16th & 23rd March at 2pm