– Church Closed –

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister that England will be placed under national restrictions from Thursday, 5 November 2020 until Wednesday, 2 December 2020.

Places of Worship will be closed, unless they are being used for:

  • Funerals (see additional note below)
  • To broadcast acts of worship (with limits on those present)
  • Individual prayer (where guidance can be safely followed)
  • Formal childcare provision or where part of a school
  • Essential voluntary and public services, such as blood donation or food banks
  • Other exempted activities such as some support groups.

Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people, and it is advised that only close friends and family attend. Linked ceremonial events such as stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 15 people in attendance. Anyone working is not included. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.

Weddings will not be permitted to take place except in exceptional circumstances.


Individual Private Prayer

Saint George’s Church will be open on Wednesday evening, from 6-7 p.m. for individual private prayer, defined as a person or household entering the venue to pray on their own and not as part of a group, led prayer or communal act.  Please bring your own prayer and devotional resources.

If you entering Saint George’s for Private Prayer, for your safety please be aware of the following:

If you display any of these symptoms please do not enter our building and return home immediately-

  • persistent coughing • high temperature • loss of taste or smell

Face coverings
You are required to wear a face covering when in our building (unless you cannot do so for medical reasons)

Contact details
We will ask for your name and contact details to support The NHS’s Test and Protect System.

Moving around
We may ask you to sit in a particular seat and move in a particular direction around our building

Hand hygiene
Please wash hands regularly and use hand sanitiser when entering or exiting our building

Physical contact
Please avoid physical contact with people outside of your own household

Please maintain appropriate physical distancing based on current guidelines

Further Information
See churchofengland.org/coronavirus


Parish Masses

Will be livestreamed from Saint George’s, and can be viewed on our Facebook page or through this website on the At Home Resources page.


It is now mandatory to wear a face covering when entering the church .

Everyone who wishes to enter this building for public worship or private prayer is welcome. You can enter on your own or with members of your immediate household. Numbers will be limited to allow for social distancing and necessary hygiene measures. Please be patient if this means you have to wait.

We confirm we have read and complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 in places of worship.

What we have done:

  • We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment
  • We have cleaning, hand cleansing and hygiene procedures in place, in line with government guidance
  • We have taken all reasonable steps to help everyone maintain a 2m distance between different users of our church

What we expect you to do:

  • Refrain from entering if you are feeling unwell or have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the past seven days
  • Take responsibility for your own safety and that of your household and other people by maintaining social distancing and observing all hygiene measures
  • Ensure children are supervised at all times

Permitted Activities under the 3 Tier System



“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.

– 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 2 – September 2020

A Martyr’s Message – Issue 1 – March 2020


To read the Parish Newsletter for the Feast of Christ the King, click here

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