Harpur Hill Methodist Church
Harpur Hill Methodist Church in the High Peak Partnership
When the Chapel opened in 1889, Harpur Hill was a small village of less than 100 houses, mainly for quarry workers in the limestone industry. This has changed completely with the building of Council and private housing estates at both ends of the village. Harpur Hill has now become a suburb of Buxton, and much more residential development is taking place.
The Chapel stands in the middle of the village and has a burial ground.
Although we are a small congregation, the local community look to the Chapel in times of need.
We have a hall which accommodates 50 people. It is used regularly by the Women’s Institute and Harpur Hill Friends Group.
The Anglican Church – St James – is just down the road. We hold some united services, and we have a joint Community Coffee Morning which is held in the Chapel on the third Thursday of each month.
Opposite the Chapel is the village War Memorial, a grade II listed monument made from a rough hewn piece of local limestone.
The local Primary School is on Trent Avenue. There is a Harpur Hill Residents’ Association which meets monthly. There is also a very active Scout Group with about 70 boys over the three sections.
If you come to our Chapel for an event or to worship ( normally 10:30am)- see plan for more details, you will be most welcome.
We are under the pastoral care of the Rev Andrew Parker.
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.