Social Action

As a church we know that it is important to live out our faith and calling to serve others in practical ways, and one of the key areas in which we strive to do this is in ‘social action’. We have a heart to share the love of Jesus with everyone and are always looking for new and exciting opportunities to do so in ways that have a real impact on people’s lives, and also to partner with other local churches and agencies.

In our desire to serve those around us we pray for the Lord’s guidance as we continually seek His will and purpose for us as a community of faith and action. 


We work closely alongside Hadfield Coming Together, particularly hosting their ‘Bellies Not Bins’ initiative, a food recycling project which collects and distributes food from local supermarkets which would otherwise be thrown away, and which has grown and developed since the Covid pandemic to provide practical support to many families. The food parcels are available to anyone in need for a small donation, and we can also ‘signpost’ people to other agencies for support and advice e.g. debt advice, food bank, local councillor, housing, mental health charities.

We support the ministry of, and some of our members are involved in, Glossopdale Street Pastors who go out into Glossop town centre on Saturday nights, 10pm – 2am, to be the presence of Jesus on the streets, to 'care for, listen to and offer help' to those who may find themselves in difficulty. While not there to openly evangelise, the help they offer often opens up opportunities for conversations about God and His love. The Street Pastors are backed by a team of Prayer Pastors providing committed prayer support whilst they are on patrol and praying for those they meet.
This is part of a nationwide initiative which currently has over 11,000 trained Street Pastors, backed by Prayer Pastors, going out across the country.

As a church we also provide financial and prayer support for missionaries in Romania and Kenya.
And each year we work with "Samaritan's Purse" to provide shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. These boxes are filled with gifts for children of different ages and bring Christmas joy to children around the world.