"A people seeking to love God with heart, soul, mind and strength, to serve our community and love our neighbours as ourselves"
If you're new and looking for a church, we would love you to pay us a visit. Tansley Methodist Church is a friendly and lively church which welcomes people of all ages who wish to explore their faith or just come along for a chat!
We have a range of services combined with other groups and social activities
Founded in 1829 and opened on Christmas Day of that year, the current building replaced an earlier one that was built on the site of a cockpit.
A list of the original trustees and their occupations is headed by John Hackett the 'owner of the Tape Mills down the Old Coach Road'. He was clearly the main benefactor and probably paid for most of the materials. Such was the enthusiasm of the members, who numbered about 54, that most of the work was done voluntarily durng the evenings.
Some time later, probably in 1837, the graveyard was added (a step which is unusual for Methodist chapels). Seven members of the Hackett family are buried in the church yard, the other original trustess are buried at the Anglican Church at Crich 5 miles away.
The fact that the Methodist authorities took the unusual step of setting up a family grave in front of the church is clear eveidence that they were greatly respected as employers of labour. Unlike the cruel and oppressive employers at some of the Derbyshire mills.
John himself is not buried in the graveyard.