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Formerly Matlock Wesleyan Chapel and then Trinity Methodist Church
MIs transcribed by Ruth Pearson, with later additions rescued from closed churches


CH.1. In loving memory of/the late/Mr. JAMES SCARL--- / BOWDEN.
Foundation Stone (Oak Road entrance)

CH.2. Was laid / by / C. - BLACKWELL Esq., / LIVERPOOL / Jul 7 1905 /
Foundation Stone (Oak Road entrance)

CH.3. Laid by / Mr. OLIVER
Stone by door on Bank Road

CH.4. 2 stones too flaked and worn to decipher.

CH.5. Laid by/---CRAPPERS ?
Stones by door on Bank Road

CH.6. Laid / on behalf of the / Sunday School /
South Wall.

CH.7. Presented in loving memory / of / Mrs EILEEN TURNER / by her family / to the church she loved and served /
Bible

CH.8. Presented by the Guild in /affectionate remembrance / of HORACE PAULSON 1919- 1980 / 15th February 1981 /
Bible

CH.9. Presented/in memory of / ANNIE CHAPMAN / Died 1st April 1976 /
Methodist Service Book

CH.10 Matlock Methodist Church / Grateful thanks are expressed for memorial gifts and other donations / for the purchase of this Hymn Book. /
Message inside all hymn books

CH.11. Presented / in memory of Mr. JOHN T. SLATER / May 1975 /
Methodist Service Book

CH.12. TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH / MATLOCK / Presented by /B & MM LEWIS / 12th August 1958/
Bible

CH.13. This carpet presented / in memory of /GEORGE WILLIAM BURNETT / Circuit Steward 1945 -1962.
Brass plaque on pulpit referring to carpet surrounding same

CH.14. Presented by / GEO. G.BLACKWELL esq.,/ of Liverpool /
Plaque on chair

CH.15. HORACE EDWIN PAULSON / 1919 -1980 /
Brass plaque on book holder (Altar)

CH.16. In remembrance / of / ELIZABETH and HUMPHREY MORRIS /
Brass plaque on wooden screen behind altar

CH.17. In remembrance / of / EDITH. E. MORRIS /
Brass plaque on altar

CH.18. Presented by / CHARLOTTE POTTER / in loving memory /of / her late husband / HENRY POTTER / of THE DIMPLE, MATLOCK / (who died 4th July 1881 / For many years an earnest / worker in the Wesleyan Cause / August 1882 /
Brass plaques on 2 similar chairs.

CH.19. Presented by the staff; R.A.F. Hospital, MATLOCK / In appreciation of Christian Fellowship 1939-1945 /
Inscription on the wood of the Lectern

CH.20. The hanging Cross / given in memory of / EDWIN PERCY MOSLEY / 1915 -1964 /
Brass plaque

CH.21. In loving memory / of MARY and JOHN H. PAULSON /
Brass plaque on altar rail (Communion)

CH.22. The hymn board / given in memory of / OLIVE DOREEN MORETON 1927- 1981
Brass plaque on hymn board

CH.23. The carpet outside / the communion rail / was given in memory of / HARRY WHITWORTH 1908-1965 /
Brass plaque on first seat.

CH.24. To the Glory of God / and in memory of Mrs JEAN LITTLEWOOD, December 1975/
Plaque on bookcase

CH.25. GLADYS P. HANCOCK/1894 - 1969/
Wooden plaque under clock

CH.26. To the Glory of God and in beloved memory of ELIZABETH COXON who died February 7th. 1943 / This font is dedicated by her husband W .VERE COXON, a former minister of this church / Blessed ere the pure in heart for they shall see God /
Inscription on upper edge of font

CH.27. MATLOCK METHODIST CIRCUIT / Inter sports /
Shield

CH.28. In memory of/TIMOTHY THORNEYCROFT/From all the family
Brass plaque under clock in schoolroom

CH.29. In loving memory of / Mrs. S. A. GREATOREX / who died April 27th 1910 / a bond-servant of Christ / Her delight was do His will / The choir, the school and the / Ladies Working Committee / found in her a willing, efficient / and cheery worker / a life of self-renouncing love / is a life of liberty /
Alabaster plaque on grey background in school room

CH.30. To the memory of HORACE PAULSON / in grateful recognition of the / enthusiasm commitment practical and spiritual skills / with which he served this church

Later additions


Two War Memorials, transcribed by Ann Andrews from photographs sent by Mike Haynes.

Both memorials have been rescued from a closing Church (now known to have been the Imperial Road Church) and relocated to the Methodist and United Reformed Church by Ken Lescure.

CH.31. THE CHURCH HEARING SYSTEM IS INSTALLED / IN MEMORY OF / C. CLIFFORD GREGORY / KENNETH HARRISON / FREDERICK J. OWENS / GODFREY SLATER / A. LAWRENCE SLATER / F. BRIAN H. WILDGOOSE / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR / 1939 - 45


Photo from Mike Haynes
Note there is a [brass] plaque to the right of this is not transcribed.

CH.32. In Loving Memory / of / PTE. FREDERICK CROFT. / OF THE 17TH BATTN NOTTS & DERBYS RGT / WHO FELL IN FRANCE ON SEPT. 3RD 1916. / AGED 19 YEARS. / ALSO OF PTE. WALTER ALLEN. / WHO FELL IN FRANCE ON APRIL 28TH 1917 / AGED 20 YEARS. / "THEY COUNTED NOT THEIR LIVES DEAR UNTO THEM THAT THEY MIGHT SHIELD OTHER LIVES."

Wall plaque, on window sill

Frederick Croft and Walter Allen
Photo from Mike Haynes

Additional Information

  • Chairs bought in 1995 have been donated by families in memory of loved ones and have engraved plaques on the frames (not transcribed here).

  • There are Cradle Rolls on boards in this church (not transcribed here).

MIs extracted by the late Ruth Pearson, who was a member of the the Derbyshire Ancestral Research Group. She gave copies of her work to the County Record Office, County Hall Local Studies Library and Derbyshire Family History Society. The web mistress is indebted to the DARG for their help and to Mike Haines at the Church who provided photographs of more recent acquisitions. Intended for personal use only
Photograph of the Croft/Allen memorial is © Mike Haynes