Providence New Mills URC

Mellor Road, New Mills, High Peak SK22 4DP

Providence New Mills URC is one of the churches of the Goyt and Etherow Pastorate

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


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Our 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.

Our Vision

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.

Joint services Providence participates in occasional joint services with the other churches of the pastorate.

Activities for all

Teatime@Providence from 4.00pm to 6.00pm, first Sunday of the month - for families with children.  Craft activities and teatime meal. The next Tea Time Craft will be 7th May, this will be the last session till September.

Prayer Group meets twice a month 8.00-9.00pm in a member's house

God Talk regular Pastorate bible study and discussion sessions held in 4 week blocks throughout the year.

Book Group meeting twice a month to discuss books relating to Progressive Christianity.

Providence Knitwits, join our social group on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7-30. All welcome.


We worship together each Sunday morning with special activities in the coffee area for the children. There is a play area for younger children.Everyone is welcome at our morning service, we dont mind a bit of noise or restless children!

Church Organisations, Regular and Outreach Activities

Rainbows and Brownies meet in the Stafford Hall on Monday evenings.

New Mills Army Cadets meet in the Rathbone Hall on Monday evenings 7.00-9.00pm.

Scouts meet on Wednesday evenings, 7.00-9.00pm in the Rathbone Hall.

Kinder Ringers (handbells) meet in the playroom every Thursday evening 7.00-9.00pm.

New Mills U3A coffee mornings and singing group take place once a month, indoor bowls twice                           a month during October- March.

Good Times Out of School club
 use part of the premises and have strong connections with the church.

Safeguarding - our church has a formal Safeguarding Policy for the protection of children and adults at risk. Further details can be provided on request from our Church Secretary.

Updated 14th Sept 2018