Christmas at St Mary’s Church Cromford

Christmas at St Mary's Church Cromford 2017 There will be an OAP lunch at the Community Centre on December 10th 2017 at 1.00pm please contact Holy Trinity office on phone 01629583924 to book. Contact email On December 22nd enjoy a delicious three course festive dinner at Arkwright's Cafe before the carol service at St Mary's Church when there will be a wassail by lantern light to St Mary's Church for the carol service and selection of readings at 7.30pm. For further details and bookings (essential for the meal) please visit or phone 01629 823256. For the Carol Service at St Mary's Church  meet in the Mill Yard at … [Read more...]

Emma and Josh’s Wedding April 22nd 2016

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Celebration of The Queens 90th Birthday

  St Mary's Church Cromford Derbyshire Invite you to MORNING WORSHIP followed by a BRING AND SHARE LUNCH to CELEBRATE  our QUEEN’S 90th BIRTHDAY at St Mary’s Church Cromford on  JUNE 12th 2016. Morning Worship will be held at 10.30am followed by THE CELEBRATION LUNCH ALL ARE WELCOME AND THERE IS NO CHARGE. Hats can be worn   … [Read more...]

An Evening of Opera

    Cromford Mills is holding an evening of opera on Saturday 4th June 2016 at 7:30pm at St Mary’s Church in Cromford. New Georgian Opera and Chelsea Concerts present an evening of music from the world of opera, the great classical composers and music theatre with soprano Alexandra Kennedy and countertenor Oliver Gerrish. Described by the Daily Mail as ‘A stunning Soprano’ Alexandra studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and has performed nationally and internationally including a recital for Prince Albert of Monaco, singing at several International Twickenham rugby games, an historic performance for the earthquake appeal in the Great Hall of People in Beijing, and a … [Read more...]


  St Mary's Church Cromford and Holy Trinity Church Matlock Bath Derbyshire.  Join the Alpha Course, if you want to explore the meaning of life and find alternative ways of living your life, the gift our Father gave you, come and explore through Alpha the practical introduction to the Christian faith. Join like minded people for discussions, supper and find the meaning of life, revealing that Christianity can be every bit as relevant to life today as it was 2,000 years ago. ALPHA HAS ARRIVED and IT'S ALL FREE, starting on April 5th 2016 at 7.00pm ALPHA will be held weekly at 30, Rock Side View, Matlock, DE4 3GP. Be assured of a very warm welcome from Keven and family. Please Tel; Keven on … [Read more...]

Christmas 2015 at St Mary’s Church, Cromford

The PCC and Parishioners of St Mary’s Church Cromford wish to thank all who participated in the Christmas Celebrations. The Cromford School Carol Service on the 17th December was well attended both the children, parents and the staff of the school. There were various items by the children and readings as well as carols, an excellent start to Christmas for the children. Refreshments were served afterwards which was much appreciated by all. The following evening on Friday 18th December The Arkwright Society held the Wassail service from the Mill Yard. This once again was a popular event and there was much hearty singing by all processing to the church with lanterns. This was followed by … [Read more...]

Our Christmas gift for you

“Our Father . . . ” Jesus says “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son” Holy Trinity & St. Mary’s regularly pray for the village. At this time of giving we would like to hear any requests for prayer. Please send to: OR FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW For reasons of confidentiality you may choose to provide your name, or not. Prayers of thankfulness or need are welcome. If you would like further information, or if you wish to pray with someone, please use email above. … [Read more...]

St Mary’s and Holy Trinity Joint All Age Communion and Bring and Share Lunch

On September 6th 2015 St Mary's Church, Cromford invited their Joint Benefice partner Holy Trinity Church Matlock Bath to an All Age Communion Service followed by a Bring and Share Lunch. The service was led by Richard Maltby and The Holy Trinity Music group and during the service Richard discussed and consolidated the series of sermons Luke Street, which followed the progression of our Lord through his meetings with the disciples and their connections with the people, and onward progression. We all had fun drawing on post it notes where we think we are in our own relationship with our Father and attached them to a diagram Richard and his wife Hilary had provided.  There was a lovely … [Read more...]

Easter at St Mary’s Church Cromford

The celebration of Easter at St Mary’s Church was certainly an exceptional time. On Good Friday we had a reflective time, with a service a 2.00pm, and a walk with the cross to the Cromford Memorial grounds. The weather was awful with pouring rain and seemed to echo the darkness of Good Friday. On Easter Saturday St Mary’s hosted a superb Wedding Celebration for Elizabeth James and William Joseph Power. Liz and Will have attended our church for several months and it has been great to meet with them and share our worship. They had organised an inspiring group of musical family and friends who played and sang for everyone to join with them and we all appreciated this very much. Gus and Ellie … [Read more...]

New lighting project at St Mary’s

In February, St Mary’s Church completed the new lighting project to illuminate the wonderful wall paintings that were commissioned to celebrate Queen Victoria’s 60th Jubilee in 1897. It has been thought for some time that the murals would benefit from a new lighting system and after many enquiries by Dr Michael Wilderspin (ex officio) and the PCC, it was decided that a local company Tor Electrical would be chosen to do the work. Tim and the team comprising of Mickey, Johnny and Steve erected scaffolding, and arranged for a “cherry picker” to be driven into the church to enable access to the high roof trusses where the lighting was to be installed. All went well and the church looks … [Read more...]