Coronavirus (Covid-19)

This is where you can find all the latest news, guidance and resources available to you in relation to Coronavirus (Covid-19).

District Chair Revd Gill Newton has this message for us all:

We find ourselves in challenging and difficult days as Coronavirus sweeps across the world and has an impact on all our lives.  It is no longer possible for us to gather together as “church” in all the ways that are familiar to us and so we are faced with finding new ways of fulfilling “Our Calling”  – new ways of worshipping, learning, caring, serving and sharing our faith.

Even in these early days, I have already seen many of you responding faithfully and creatively to these challenges and I commend you for it, but there is undoubtedly a long road for us still to travel.  So, we need to support and encourage one another in these endeavours.  Through this page we hope to provide an opportunity for resources and information to be shared that will equip you and keep you connected with one another as we seek to continue to make God’s love for the world known.

District News

The District Office is now closed and all staff are working from home. Here’s how you can get in touch:

District Chair Gill Newton –

District Administrator Katrin Hackett – or 0114 270 9990

Mission Development Officer Neil Harland – or 07483 308008

Communications Officer Sam Roberts – or  07483 176872

District Safeguarding Officer Alison Hill – or 07483 362735

Get Social

There’s so many ways of keeping up to date with the latest news from the District.


Sign up to our weekly mailing


District Chair Revd Gill Newton delivers her weekly pastoral message.

Staying Digitally Connected

For anyone who is leading worship online please visit our dedicated page to find lots of useful resources and information.


Employment Information

All the employment advice you currently need can be found here from our Lay Employment Officer


Promoting effective safeguarding practice coming out of lockdown 12-6-20

Circuit News

Many of our Circuits and Churches are going to be streaming worship and daily reflections

Here’s where to find out what your Circuit is doing (we will continue to update this list)

Bolsover & Staverley:





Cliff College: –

All We Can

How to Connect to those not online

Not everyone is able to get online so how can we still stay in touch with them.

The Connexion have released this guidance.

People can still consider printing things like the services sheets and other resources from our website and posting them on.

Methodist Guidance

See the latest guidance from the Methodist Church here:

Other resources available from the Connexion

Other Resources

Our friends at Germinate: Arthur Rank Centre have created these useful resources for our rural churches:

Holy Week resources

In partnership with our national church colleagues and fellow rural mission and ministry organisations we are producing a weekly email of resources and ideas, you can sign up here for the newsletter

Ideas for supporting the farming community at this time