Christ Church Darley - Church of England

Christ Church





Church services are now open again, following relaxation of Covid restrictions

We are a friendly congregation worshipping in a church which has recently been re-ordered to provide a warm and comfortable venue for services and also community activities.


 Vicar    Revd Alastair Ferneley    01423 780262

 Churchwardens     Bryan Dexter  01423 781535

                               Viv White 01423 781546 


Our normal pattern of services each month is:

  • First Sunday: Sung Holy Communion with Junior Church at 9:30am.
  • Second Sunday: Quiet Holy Communion at 6:30pm
  • Third Sunday: All age family service at 9:30am.
Refreshments and a chat are available after morning services


Second and fourth Sunday  9.30 am service are at Holy Trinity, Dacre  Banks
11:00am services are held at St Saviours , Thornthwaite and St Jude's in Hartwith which are also in the same Parish.

You would be most welcome to attend any of these churches.

For details of services on a fifth Sunday or for changes to the usual routines, please see the facebook page for Christ Church Darley.

Christ Church Information


Junior Church and Messy Church

We have a thriving Junior Church  meeting in Darley twice per month . On the second and fourth Sundays it meets at Holy Trinity, Dacre Banks.

Messy Church is held from time to time on Saturday around tea time, with food available. Please see the facebook page for details.



Our Vicar, Revd. Alastair Ferneley lives in the Vicarage, Dacre Banks [780262] with his family. He is always happy to meet with you.
We are also fortunate to have Revd Tony Collins as an Associate Minister. Revd. Michael Sabel is a local retired priest who takes occasional services.



Community Use

The church building is already used three evenings per week for community activities and these are arranged in conjunction with CCCC. If you would like to use the church please contact the Booking Secretary - Sue Nicholas on 07807 749 273 or the churchwarden.


Some pictures to show the range of activities in our church


Family Service

Easter Window

Community use

Social and Fundraising Events

Quiz Nights

 The Church Committee has been running quiz nights in CCCC for several years and they are usually a sell out success. We usually operate with teams of six, which can be made up on the night or pre-arranged. We break for a hot supper after 2/3 rounds and the emphasis in question setting is for teams to have a good chance on scoring well. Target 80%.

 The committee are planning the next event for Saturday May 2nd at 7.30, but it will depend on any restrications due to the coronavirus.




The Christmas Fair will take place on Nov 28th 2020 

This is an annual event and one of the church's main fundraisers. The whole of CCCC and the church will be given over to stalls and activities for people of all ages, Teas will be served throughout the afternoon and there will be plenty of opportunities to win prizes in a raffle and tombola as well as the competitions run by the children.

Donations of cakes, prizes etc are very welcome. Books, CDs, good quality toys, and miscellaneous items which have a good chance of being sold can be brought on the morning of the fair between 10 and 12. If you need help please ring Bryan Dexter on 781535.


Recent Christ Church Events and Activities

Sunday 29th September
Harvest Breakfast 08:45 followed by Harvest Festival Service

Sunday 20th October
Invitation Sunday 09:30 we invited friends to join us.

You don't need an invitation, just come along to any of the services.

Saturday 16th November
QUIZ NIGHT in Christ Church Community Centre which raised £750 to help pay for the " Ditch Project"

 Ditch Project  

Due to the many activities taking place in CCCC and the church some cars have had to be parked on the road opposite the car park.  The ditch on the near side has now been filled in to provide extra car parking space where visitors do not have to cross the road.  This was a joint project with the committee of CCCC and partly funded by donations from the Parish Council, NYCC and the Knabs Ridge Fund.






Photographic Competition

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Details on the competition will be posted here shortly.