There are 25 photo albums.
Messy Church Easter 2019 (9 photos)
We had great fun at our Messy Church at Easter, which had the theme "Breakfast on the Beach". We heard about when Jesus appeared to the disciples who'd been fishing and caught nothing all night, but then caught loads of fish when Jesus told them to put their nets on the other side. Jesus then cooked breakfast for them, and we thought about how Jesus cares for us too. Here are a few pictures...
MWiB Open the Doors for Christ (10 photos)
Our Advent Displays
Ashbourne Festival 2018 (15 photos)
As a fringe event of Ashbourne Festival 2018, the outside of our church was yarnbombed by our amazingly creative Craft & Chat group.
Inside the church were displays reflecting on the theme "Pilgrims on a Journey", including a large-scale photographic installation of "praying hands" featuring the praying hands of many of the members of our congregation.
Wesleygogs event (30 photos)
Did you know that there was a Methodist School in Ashbourne from 1880 to 1970?
On 10th March, Ashbourne Methodist Church held an event celebrating the school, which was attended by over 120 people including ex-pupils, one ex-teacher and even the former caretaker’s wife.
Pupils at the school were nicknamed “Wesleygogs”, and during the evening they were able to explore the old school which is now a residential centre used by visiting schools and youth groups.
Pupils from different decades shared their memories in a panel discussion, with the oldest having attended the school in the 1930s and the youngest leaving when the school closed in 1970 after it had merged with Parkside. A common theme was how happy the school was.
Refreshments were enjoyed in the Century Hall, giving people plenty of time to share their own stories and to meet old friends.
Former pupil Peter Dawson shared poems inspired by his memories of the school and the event also featured live music from the 40s, 50s and 60s, played by ex-pupil Don Cox and by members of the church’s worship band.
A book about the school, written by Sheila Cook, was on sale at the event. Anyone interested in a copy should contact Stuart on 01335 300338.
Christmas Angels (26 photos)
In December 2017 our Craft & Chat group coordinated a special project.
With people from other churches in Ashbourne, we knitted and then distributed over 800 angels around the town. They appeared early one Saturday morning, and soon all had been taken to new homes.
Each angel had its own special message, and was a gift from the churches to the people of the town.
The response was amazing, with people sharing their stories on Facebook.
This album contains a selection of the comments we received, along with photos.
This was part of a national initiative - for more details see http://www.christmasangel.net/
Mission Service 2017 (12 photos)
Some photos from our all age celebration of God's mission around the world, led by Rev Jimione Kaci and Richard Odell.
The service also included our JMA service.
Messy Church Ashbourne Oct '17 (12 photos)
A few photos from our Messy Church held in October 2017
MWib 2016 displays (9 photos)
Windows on Christmas
Messy Church Aug 2016 (15 photos)
Feeding the Five Thousand
Yarnbombing (8 photos)
An alternative flower festival for the Ashbourne Festival June 2016
Messy Church Easter 2016 (18 photos)
Our Messy Church had the theme of "Easter Surprise".
During the event, two young people, Jacob and Oli, took photos and here's a selection...
Easter 2016 (11 photos)
Our Easter displays and activities, starting with an art installation that was put out on our front railings throughout Holy Week. We stitched our story!
Inside our church, we had a tomb which was closed after Good Friday. And then, when we arrived on Easter Sunday...
Messy Church February 2016 (8 photos)
Half-term fun at Messy Church!
Messy Church December 2015 (6 photos)
A few photos from our Messy Church at Christmas 2015. We had a great time, with over 40 children along with dads, mums, grandparents and carers.
Harvest 2015 (9 photos)
Harvest Window Displays 2015
Ashbourne Show 2014 (10 photos)
Photos of our stall at the Ashbourne Show 16 August 2014
Walking groups (15 photos)
photos from Walk & Talk and Amble & Ramble
Brailsford Coffee Shop (4 photos)
Brailsford Coffee Shop November 2012
Tissington Refurbishment (12 photos)
Photos showing the refurbishment scheme and the rededication service
MWiB (7 photos)
photos of an MWiB craft and culture event
One Small Flock (9 photos)
Sheep cartoons by Fiona Green
Meditation - Meetings with God (16 photos)
A Meditation created by the Tuesday morning housegroup based on a photograph or item that is important to them.
Meditation - How glorious and wonderful... (23 photos)
How glorious and wonderful is God's creation...
Meditation used at the Methodist Women in Britain Creative Day.
Gateway Residential Centre (15 photos)
Gateway Residential Centre Ashbourne is a conversion from the former day school premises beneath Ashbourne Methodist Church.
For more details see the Activities - In the Community section of our website.
Tissington Well Dressings (6 photos)
Selected pictures of Well Dressings at Tissington from various years.