United Reformed Church
Providence New Mills URC is one of the three churches of the Goyt Valley Pastorate of the URC, together with Marple and Marple Bridge
"A Christian Church, living out the love of God by reaching into the heart of the Community and responding to its needs"
Established in 1823, Providence United Reformed Church is situated in the town of New Mills on the edge of the High Peak of Derbyshire.
During the past twelve years, as part of the Goyt Valley Pastorate, the church has grown and changed considerably. We continue to move forward and believe not only that we still have a long way to go, but that God’s work for us in New Mills is constantly developing.
Providence is an active member of Churches Together in New Mills.
Our vision is to build stronger relationships with the groups who already use our building. Through this witness we aim to share the love of God throughout New Mills.
Our main service is held every Sunday morning at 10 30 am. Communion of the Lords Supper is celebrated at least once each month.
Coffee is provided after each Service.
There are special services at times such as Mothering Sunday, during Easter week, at Harvest and at Christmas.
Cafe Breakfast is held several times a year before the service when toast and drinks are available followed by an informal sharing time. This style of worship especially suitable for families and young children with fun, food, songs, stories, craft activities and friendship.
Alongside these services, Providence participates in occasional joint services with the Marple and Marple Bridge churches of the pastorate.
A Housegroup is held occasionally for prayer, reflection and fellowship in the home of a church member. A Prayer Group meets twice a month 8-9pm in a member's house.
Activities for all
Teatime@Providence from 4pm to 6pm, first Sunday of the month - for families with children. Craft activities and teatime meal
Summer Play Schemesfor children aged 5 to 11 years have run for the last 11 years.
Sunday Lighthouse. We meet at 1030am for bible stories, games, songs, prayers and refreshments whilst the service is in progress in the church. Towards the end of the service we join the adults and exchange news of what we have been doing.
A creche is available for very young children.
Rainbows and Brownies meet in the Church Hall on Monday and Wednesday evenings
Guides meet in the Church Hall on Tuesday evenings and Cubs and Scouts on Wednesday evenings
New Mills Band meets every Monday evening
U3A coffee mornings and singing group take place once a month
Good Times Out of School club and Playgroup use part of the premises and have strong connections with the church http://www.goodtimesoutofschoolclub.com
The Church hosts a number of regular musical concerts and events including several as part of the New Mills Festival during September
updated Aug 2013