St Martin’s (Allenton)

St Martin’s Methodist Church



Flint Street,

Allenton, Derby,

DE24 9BH

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SERVICE TIME: 10.45am each Sunday


6th September led by Mairi Radcliffe

13th September led by Rev Dr Gary Watt

20th September led by Mairi Radcliffe

27th September led by Mairi Radcliffe with Testimony


Want to know what to expect as we do Sunday Worship within the Covid 19 Guidelines? See link below.

Congregation What to expect Final Version 1 24 August 2020



Revd Dr Gary Watt


Mairi Radcliffe

You will find a warm welcome when you come to worship.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


CLICK HERE to watch the film commissioned by Allenton Big Local telling the story of the ST MARTIN’S REFURBISHMENT.


MONTHLY COMMUNITY MEALS: Not currently taking place.


St Martins Transformation


Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 2pm (1pm Saturday)

Chatterbox Lunch Club every Tuesday for the over 60’s



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




Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 2pm



Weightwatchers 5.30pm to 7pm

Soul Steppin 7.30pm to 8.30pm



BoxFit for girls under 16 5pm to 6pm

BoxFit for girls/ladies over 16 6pm to 7pm



Prayer Meeting 10.30am

Bible Study 11.15am to 12.30pm

Enthusiasm Dance Group 4.30pm to 6pm

Drama Incorporated 6.30pm to 9.30pm



Marty’s Tots 10am (term time)

Rainbows, Brownies & Girl Guides 5pm to 8pm



Mature Moves Keep Fit Class 10.15am to 11am

Enthusiasm Little Bounce 6pm to 8pm



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


Minister: Rev Dorothy Guy.

Contact: 07903 622385

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