Alternative Worship

Alternative Worship

A fresh expression of the Christian church

The following is a guide to those times and places where worship takes place in a less traditional setting around the Derby Methodist Circuit

For further information please contact the Circuit Office – 07842 719677

St Thomas’ Road Simply Worship

Simply Worship at St Thomas’ Road MC, DE23 8RL

10.30am, Sunday once a month Led by Revd Jenny Dyer and some of our Local Preachers

Dates:  4 August, 1 September, 6 October, 3 November

Christian worship, aiming to be accessible to everyone, including people with special needs or dementia Tea and coffee, craft and chat, songs and stories

For more information contact Rev Jenny Dyer 01332 346715

Messy Church at the Church on Oakwood

Messy Church at The Church on Oakwood DE21 2DF

01332 664473
11am – 1pm 3rd Saturday of each month (except August) Led by Becky Tomlinson


Dates: dates tba

This is an opportunity for all ages to come together in one place and journey on a different theme each month. This is not aimed at children. Families are welcome in whatever shape that looks like and will be warmly welcomed. Themed crafts, board games, competitions, Lego, refreshments and an opportunity to build relationships is the focus during the first hour. Songs and a short message is given about the theme for the day to then end church with a hot meal for everyone around the table.

No booking needed – its FREE! (Donations hugely appreciated!)

Facebook ‘Messy Church Oakwood Derby’ or call the church office for details 01332 664473.

Newmount Sankey Service

Sankey Service at Newmount DE23 1PS

6.30pm meeting 3 or 4 times a year  Led by Peter Blount & Paul Wood

Date:  15 September

A Circuit wide time of informal fellowship and worship featuring an abundance of singing with all Hymns taken from the famous Hymn Book compiled under the direction of Ira D Sankey.  The evening will also include readings from God’s word and prayers.  Refreshments are usually available during the service.

Mickleover Messy Church

Messy Church at Mickleover, DE3 9GH

4pm till 6pm 1st Tuesday of the month (except January/August/September)

Dates: 1 October, 5 November, 3 December

Alternative worship and activities for families with children. Parents, carers, grandparents etc. all welcome. Snacks and drinks available
straight after school, games session at 4pm followed by lively worship, activities, crafts and finishing with a hot meal.

Spark to a Flame at Mickleover

Spark 2 a Flame at Mickleover, DE3 9GH

01332 735052

2nd Sunday of month. worship begins informally around 9:50am with ‘official’ start shortly after 10.00 am. Usual finish 11:20am. Led by Spark to a Flame Team which includes local preachers and worship leader

Dates: 18 August, 15 September, 20 October, 17 November

A service of alternative worship for people of all ages. It is interactive and develops the theme of the month through Singing, Music, Drama, Teaching, Bible Study, Art, Crafts, Cooking, Discussion, Meditation and other activities. Instrumental music group leads the singing and creative use of AV.

Encounter at LMC

Encounter at Littleover  DE23 6EP

01332 365045
6.00pm every Sunday evening Led by the LMC Worship Leaders and Revd Dr Gary Watt

Dates : every Sunday excluding the month of August, 1 & 22 September and 24 November

Cafe worship, with a charismatic feel. Usual format is a block of sung worship, an engaging message from the Bible and then corporate ministry time. Sometimes format changes dependent on theme or setting. A chance to pray for others and be prayed for, as well as be equipped by the Word and Spirit.