Providence United Reformed Church

Established in 1823, Providence United Reformed Church is situated in the town of New Mills on the edge of the High Peak of Derbyshire. 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.

At Providence Church we believe that everyone has spiritual needs and questions, but not everyone seeks to answer them in a religious way, or by belonging to a church.
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We consider these needs to be valid and are committed to
help each other voice their questions about life and its meaning and to seek answers to them whether in a religious form or not. We welcome people to express their questions and beliefs.

Upcoming Events

Chatty Cafe
Join us for a new venture starting on March 6th.
Every Wednesday 3-00pm to
5-00pm
Open to everyone, no charge.
Call in at Providence for coffee or tea and cake and company.

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BOOK GROUP
Our next meetings are; 21st March 4th April 18th April
We will be looking at;
Creative Faith; Religion as a way of Worldmaking by Don Cupitt
At some point very early on in its development, Christianity split between two different pathways: one path stayed with the teaching of Jesus and the primacy of ethics, the other started with the return of Jesus and, therefore, with supernatural belief. Today, ethics has been largely sidelined, viewed as secondary or subservient to belief. Don Cupitt argues that the time has come to give ethics priority in defining and shaping religious life. As he puts it, "No longer should we aim to conserve the self, preparing for eternity: we must simply expend it, by living generously”.
Don Cupitt was born in 1934 in Lancashire, England, and educated at Charterhouse, Trinity Hall Cambridge, and Westcott House Cambridge.   He studied, successively, Natural Sciences, Theology and the Philosophy of Religion.   In 1959 he was ordained deacon in the Church of England, becoming a priest in 1960.   In the early 1990s he stopped officiating at public worship, and in 2008 he finally ceased to be a communicant member of the church.
After short periods as a curate in the North of England, and as Vice-Principal of Westcott House, Cupitt was elected to a fellowship and appointed Dean at Emmanuel College late in 1965.   Since then he has remained at the College.   In 1968 he was appointed to a University teaching post in the Philosophy of Religion, a job in which he continued until his retirement for health reasons in 1996.   At that time he proceeded to a Life Fellowship at Emmanuel College, which remains his base today.   He is married, with three children, and five grandchildren.
Don Cupitt's books began to appear in the early 1970s, without attracting much public attention.   He first provoked hostile notice by his participation in the symposium The Myth of God Incarnate (1977), and then became nationally known for his media work — especially the three BBC Television projects Open to Question (1973), Who was Jesus? (1977), and The Sea of Faith (1984).
Cupitt's notoriety peaked in the these years of the early 1980s, his most important book of that period being Taking Leave of God (1980), which shut down his career and made him in the eyes of the Press an atheist and perhaps ‘the most radical theologian in the world’.   He survived, partly because the then Archbishop of Canterbury and the then Master of Emmanuel defended his right to put forward his views.   Since that time he has devoted his energies to developing his ideas in a long line of books.


The venue is usually in Hayfield, transport is available, contact Val via this email address.

TEA TIME CRAFT
Craft activities for children and their families.
4-00pm to 6-00pm. 7th April,
9th June
A party tea is provided for the children and tea and cakes for the adults
All welcome, no booking needed, no charge but donations towards expenses welcome.

"A Christian Church, living out the love of God by reaching into the heart of the Community and responding to its needs"

About Us

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.
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Different events take place regularly. Please see our diary of events for dates, times and venues or contact us via the contact us page.
Everyone is welcome, of any faith or none.
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Established in 1823, Providence United Reformed Church is situated in the town of New Mills on the edge of the High Peak of Derbyshire. Visit us today!
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Contact Us

Good Times Out Of School Club Ltd only hire those that are passionate about what they do. Our team are all highly qualified with a passion for their work.