Fernilee Methodist Church

Address:  Elnor Lane, Whaley Bridge, SK23 7HD

Find us on the lane above The Shady Oak (A5004 Long Hill Road)

Fernilee Methodist Church sits on the edge of the Peak District National Park, and looks over the beautiful Goyt Valley to the wooded hills and open moorland which mark the border between Derbyshire and Cheshire, an area popular for many years with walkers and cyclists.

Coal mining and industry existed side by side with hill farming when the Chapel was built in 1871. A gunpowder mill operated in the valley, and the Cromford and High Peak Railway ran nearby.

We are under the pastoral care of the Rev Keith Sandow.

Fernilee’s heritage is one strand of the new vision for the Chapel:

“Finding faith through worship, heritage, creative  arts and well-being”

A major scheme of renovation is being planned which will enable weekday use of the ground floor of the building for these four areas of interaction with the community. The lower ground floor will be converted into retreat accommodation for hire.

Sunday Service

The weekly service takes place at 2.30 pm.

‘Special’ services through the year include Anniversary celebrations, Harvest Festival, Remembrance, Carol Service, and Christmas Eve Midnight Service.

Find details in our weekly Notice Sheet and the Growing Together magazine. [Pick up a free copy at Fernilee or at Whaley Bridge Uniting Church] or see Partnership “Events” page by clicking [here].

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All of our Churches in the Partnership take safeguarding issues extremely seriously.

In each of our churches on the noticeboard contact details of the appointed church safeguarding officer are given.

Our Partnership Safeguarding Officer is Rev Andrew Parker whose contact details can be found on this website Menu under People.

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