St Martin’s (Allenton)

St Martin’s Methodist Church



Flint Street, Allenton, Derby,

DE24 9BH

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Sunday 10.45am

During the final stages of the building project we will be worshiping either in the church hall or the cafe area. Please use the side entrance on the left.




Revd Dr Gary Watt


Mairi Radcliffe

You will find a warm welcome when you come to worship with us and the opportunity to chat over a cup of tea/coffee and the end of the service.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


St Martins Transformation

CHATTERBOX CAFE NOW OPEN 8.30am to 2pm Monday to Saturday



For the last decade the church congregation has been faithfully praying about how they could use their building to serve their community.

In 2012 Allenton was given ‘Big Local’ Funding and a community organisation ‘Allenton Big Local’ (ABL) was set up. One of the founding members of the ABL Partnership was also a member at St Martin’s and it soon became evident that there were several groups in Allenton who shared the same social objectives and vision.

Working together with the community groups and with a grant of £70,000 from ABL, ambitious plans were drawn up to extend and refurbish the existing church buildings and develop a community hub. However it soon became obvious that this funding would not be enough to fulfil the dream.

Thinking ‘out of the box’ the partnership viewed the challenge as one not simply about monetary funding. Guided by the church vision and shared group aspiration, the team has built on local network and agency contacts which has resulted in the wider Derby community coming on-board in support. The result is a DIY SOS style project, with much of the work being provided free of charge or at cost by local tradesmen.

What it will deliver

St Martin’s working with and alongside other community groups will provide:

  • An affordable community café providing a meeting place for the deprived in the area.
  • Toddler groups (much needed in this poor area)
  • A community garden set within this busy urban area, boasting ‘plot to plate’ initiatives, sensory garden and outdoor play
  • A community project (involving the café) supporting adults with learning difficulties
  • Strengthening existing links with ‘Enthusiasm’ providing a place for youth clubs and dance groups
  • New community rooms for local groups to meet and hold events
  • New toilets and disabled facilities that local shoppers can use
  • Provide a refurbished Church building fit for 21st Century Worship

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Read the latest articles and media releases to follow this exciting project:

August 2017 – Derby Telegraph: £350k community centre being created in Allenton

August 2017 – Connect East Midlands Article: Major new community centre in Allenton

July 2017 – East Midlands Business Link Report: ‘Demolition Day’ Swings Into Action

St Martins activities



CHATTERBOX CAFE OPEN 8.30am to 2pm Monday to Saturday


Zumba 6pm to 7pm


Prayer Meeting 9.30am

Enthusaiasm Dance Group 4.30pm to 6pm

Drama Incorporated 6.30pm to 9.30pm


Marty’s Tots 10am

Rainbows, Brownies & Girl Guides 5pm to 8pm


Enthusiasm Little Bounce 6pm to 8pm



At St Martin’s we also welcome another worshipping community.


Minister: Rev Dorothy Guy.

Contact: 01332 690566

For details of other activities please ring Rev Guy at the number above