Our church is at the heart of the Buxton community and our congregation is made up of people of all ages and different backgrounds. To learn more about the history of the church, click here.
We are a registered charity – No. 1129654. . To find out how to support us, click here.
Find out about our Minister and his team here.
We are part of The Methodist Church in Britain. To learn more about Methodism, visit The Methodist Church website here.
Our premises are used by a wide variety of groups through the week. To find out about hiring one our rooms, click this link.
As of September 2019, we are part of the ‘High Peak Partnership’ Methodist Circuit which includes Methodist churches in Fairfield, Harpur Hill, Flagg, Monyash, Hollinsclough, Earl Sterndale, Dove Holes, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Disley, Fernilee, Hayfield and Low Leighton and Whaley Bridge Uniting Church.
We support Transition Buxton’s project ‘Plastic Clever Buxton’ to become a plastic-free community (Surfers Against Sewage initiative) and, in February 2020, we made a pledge to remove the use of three items of single-use plastics from our premises and activities.
We are a Fairtrade church and seek to use Fairtrade products whenever possible, particularly at our twice-weekly café. Each year, we organise events to support the Fairtrade organisation and continue raising awareness of the work they carry out. We also sell Kilombero rice from Malawi. Purchasing this rice from small scale farmers enables them to pay for their children to attend school. Find out more about Fairtrade here.
We are an All We Can partner church. All We Can is an international development and emergency relief organisation. Focusing on those in greatest need, it is inspired by Christian principles, and is an integral part of the Methodist family. As a partner church, we pledge to raise money for All We Can projects and learn about their work being done with some of the world’s poorest communities. Since becoming a partner church in 2017, we have learnt more about communities in Zimbabwe and Malawi and the projects that make a real difference to people’s lives. Find out more here.
The eight toilets at Buxton Methodist Church are twinned with toilets around the world as part of the Toilet Twinning initiative. This aims to help bring clean water and safe sanitation to the world’s poorest people by linking our toilets with a latrine in Africa or Asia. 2.3 billion people do not have somewhere safe and hygienic to go to the toilet (WHO/Unicef) and this initiative aims to raise money to provide more communities with latrines and clean water. Find out more here.