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Well Blessings at Tideswell and Litton

3pm Saturday 22nd June: Well Blessings at Tideswell, parade led by Tideswell Band will start from Tideswell Parish Church and lead to the main well in Fountain Square. All the wells in the village will be blessed. Church will be open all the following week with refreshments available.

2pm Sunday 23rd June: Well Blessings at Litton, starting at the Methodist Church, with Cressbrook Band.

Village Food Festival

Village Festival


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), Millers Dale (2nd 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 (replaces evening service)

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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