“Offering a welcoming, God-centred environment

to the people of New Mills”


St. George’s Church is proud to be the Parish Church of New Mills.   Many local people speak of the warm welcome they receive for baptisms and weddings, and many families have loved ones buried in our churchyard.

The Church is packed with local residents – and some who travel a great distance – for festivals and special occasions.   Our regular congregation are a warm and welcoming group of people who strive to be the people of God in this place, and they belong to many organisations in and around the church and town.

Justly proud of our Choir and Organist, they bring beautiful and uplifting music to our worship.  Local schoolchildren find us a welcome resource for their R.E. lessons, and we thoroughly enjoy them in church for their assemblies, concerts and presentations.  We also have excellent links with St George’s Primary School, our Church primary school.

There is an expanding programme of activities for members of the community.  You can find up-to-date information, news and events on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

The people of the church care for these beautiful buildings on behalf of all local people, fundraising extensively and receiving no government help.  We want to ensure that the church is here to serve many generations into the future, just as it has been here in the past.

We are part of the Church of England, and worship God together in the Catholic Tradition where a spirit of joy predominates.  We are what the Diocese of Derby refers to as a ”Mission and Ministry Area”, and the whole of the Parish is where we are called to work for God engaging in both mission and ministry.

New Mills itself is a lively and interesting town on the edge of Derbyshire’s Peak District where our agricultural and industrial past, present and future meet.

If you would like to get in touch with us, please call (01663) 743225 or email us.


from Thursday 25th June 2020 – 6pm to 7pm

Following the current guidelines and approval of our Risk Assessment from the diocese, we are now able to open the church up for private prayer only.

The church will open in the early evening daily from Thursday 25th June from 6pm to 7pm.

We kindly ask you to adhere to the following safety precautions if you plan on visiting the church:

– Please do not come to the church if you have any of the coronavirus symptoms.

– Please enter the church via the main west door only and exit the church via the south west door. The doors will be clearly marked.

– Please make yourself aware of the entrance and exit route map which will be clearly visible.

-Please sanitise your hands on entering and exiting the church.

– Please bring your own prayer books/bibles and please do not touch any surfaces within the church where possible.

– Only seven people will be allowed in the church at a time.

– If you want to light a candle in memory of a loved one, please first allow time for alcohol-based hand sanitiser to completely dry and then light the candle from an existing candle flame. Do not use matches.

– Please keep to the current 2 metre social distancing rules.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Owain on: (01663) 743225 or email: vicar@newmillschurch.co.uk

Recorded Mass - Sunday 10th May 2020

Recorded Mass - Sunday 3rd May 2020

A Special Announcement

Sunday 26th April, 2020

Appointment of Revd. Claire Mitchell as Assistant Curate of All Saints, Glossop

 “It gives me great pleasure to give the following announcement from the Bishop of Derby’s Office:

The Revd Claire Mitchell, Assistant Curate (SSM) in the Wolds Gateway Group, Diocese of Lincoln, has been appointed Assistant Curate (SSM) in Glossop (with an initial placement at New Mills during the Covid-19 lockdown), Diocese of Derby.

Please pray for Claire, for Father David Mundy and the people at Glossop Parish Church of All Saints, among whom Claire will complete her curacy.  Claire’s licensing date is yet to be announced.

During this period of social distancing, Claire will be on placement with us, here at New Mills, working on Sunday’s and Wednesday’s.

On behalf of everyone at St. George’s Parish Church we congratulate Claire on her placement and wish her all the best of wishes.

Saint George's Day Mass 2020



Following today’s announcement by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, all public worship is suspended until further notice.

Please rest assured that Fr. Owain can still be contacted by calling (01663) 743225.

Members of the parish church council are in discussions about ways we can make worship available to people via online medium and other ways where possible.

More information will be posted as soon as it becomes available on facebook and our website.

The full letter from the Archbishops is available via the link on this post.

Please continue to look after one another and we pray that the community of New Mills stays safe. Please keep the flag of St. George the Martyr flying and ensure our faith is strong in this wonderful community in which we live during these challenging times.




We welcome Fr. Owain Mitchell who was Inducted, Installed and Instituted as Vicar of New Mills at a special service on Thursday 6th February 2020 at St. George’s Parish Church. We welcome Fr. Owain and his wife Claire as they start their new life and ministry in this parish.

Fr. Owain is pictured here with the Bishop of Derby, The Right Revd. Libby Lane (left) and The Archdeacon of Chesterfield, The Venerable Carol Coslett (right)


– Free Quarterly Parish Magazine –
‘A Martyr’s Message’

We are now publishing a free quarterly magazine called ‘A Martyr’s Message’ which will be filled with information about the church and local events.  Our first issue is published in March 2020 and subsequent issues will be published in June, September and December.

If you would like to advertise in our next magazine, please contact us by emailing us here or calling: (01663) 749323

Download your free copy here:

A Martyr’s Message – Issue 1 – March 2020

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