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‘Taste and See’ Cafe Church returns on 1st March

Cafe Church meets in the Church Institute, behind Tideswell Church, with a slow start around 9.30am leading up to a short presentation around 9.50am. This year we will be following up our journey through the Acts of the Apostles as we explore the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Church in Philippi. There will be stories and activities for all ages, excellent coffee and tea, great baking and good company as always. A great way to start a Sunday at any time of year!


Litton, Christ Church

Litton Frosty MorningChrist Church, Litton, was dedicated in  the late 1920’s, the gift of Miss Penfold of Sterndale House in Litton village. This new church building allowed the development of the school which is still housed in the original Anglican church built in 1869 by Canon Samuel Andrew, Vicar of Tideswell, to provide church, school and reading room for the village.  Built of local limestone, Christ Church’s beauty lies in its simplicity, creating a prayerful space on the edge of the village surrounded by a community garden. With seating for 100 in the nave, there is a gallery for the organ and choir.  The pipe organ was reinstalled in Litton when Peak Dale Anglican Church closed in 2006.  The stone font dates from the 18th century


Sunday services are held at Christ Church on the 1st and 3rd Sunday morning of each month. Christ Church is licensed for weddings and available for concerts and other community events.  The gardens are maintained by a retired villager using plants donated by other villagers, and Litton CE School gardening club has an allotment at the rear.  The cross in the churchyard was made by Messrs Bridgeman of Lichfield, and bears the inscription ‘is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by?’ from the Book of Lamentations. There is an eco-friendly composting toilet in the garden.

Tideswell, St John the Baptist

A welcoming Christian presence to all in the heart of Tideswell based at the magnificent 14th century building known as the Cathedral of the Peak.



Tideswell Church, known as the Cathedral of the Peak,  can be found in the centre of Tideswell Village and is open for visitors every day of the year from about 8.30am until 5.30pm. Tideswell Church Institute is behind the Main Church and is used for meetings and training events. There is no parking on site but on street parking can be used nearby.

If you are interested in visiting the historic Cathedral of the Peak, please call Simon White on 01298 871317. Guided tours of the church can be arranged to find out more about the story of this church and community. Tower Tours are also available, more details on the Friends of St John website.


There is a service of worship at St John the Baptist Church in Tideswell every Sunday morning plus services in at least two of the village churches each sunday. Visitors to the area will be warmly welcomed. 

Our usual sunday pattern is……. 

8am Holy Communion, St John the Baptist, Tideswell (First sunday of each month). A quiet service without hymns, lasting about 30minutes.

9.30am Holy Communion, St John the Baptist, Tideswell (replaced by Taste and See, cafe style worship for all ages in the Church Institute on the 1st sunday of each month)

11am Holy Communion at Litton (1st and 3rd Sunday) or Cressbrook (4th Sunday)

3pm Tea and Hymns at Cressbrook (2nd Sunday) an informal service with prayer and readings plus popular hymns.

3pm Roots and Shoots at Wormhill on the 3rd Sunday of each month (this replaces evening service on 3rd sunday)

6.30pm Evening Service at Wormhill (usually Holy Communion on 2nd and 4th Sunday, Evening Prayer on 1st sunday but this may vary).

There is also a service of Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel at John the Baptist, Tideswell at 9.15am each Tuesday morning.

Please ring 01298 871317 if you need directions or want to check details.

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