New Social Group and Drop-in for farmers in the High Peak

The Derbyshire Agricultural Chaplaincy and the Farming Life Centre have come together with the Methodist Church to support a new rural social group and drop-in at Bamford Methodist Church. Parking is available opposite the Anglers Rest on Tags Knoll.

The first meeting was on Friday 16th February, and the farmers that came along very much enjoyed the afternoon. 

Have you got some old farming photos?

For the next meeting on 16th March, farmers attending are being asked to bring along photos of farming days gone by and local history. Jennifer Fox has kindly agreed to bring along some photos of Bamford and the ‘drowned’ village of Ashopton to provide something of interest as a focus and talking point. But, photos are optional, you can simply drop in for a cuppa and a slice of cake.

The group will offer the opportunity for people to meet together in a relaxed a friendly place for conversation, enjoy refreshments, and occasional speakers. 

Or you can drop-in and discuss any farming, family or financial concerns with the Derbyshire Agricultural Chaplaincy and the Farming Life Centre. They can provide health, well-being and business related information and support to the farming and rural communities of the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Peak District.

Where and When

If you or anyone you know is interested to find out more about the Bamford rural social group and drop-in, the meetings are from 1.30pm to 3pm on the dates below at Bamford Methodist Church, Bamford, Hope Valley, S33 0AT.

  • Friday 16th March
  • Friday 20th April
  • Friday 18th May
  • Friday 22nd June
  • Friday 20th July
  • Friday 17th August

Do I need to book or can I just turn up?

There is no need to book, but if you want to make an enquiry please ring Rev’d Stella Mills on 07486 314738 / 01283 820110 or email [email protected] or ring Rachel Metcalfe on 01629810903 / email: [email protected]