A leaflet about the church Organ can be found at this link - Organ Leaflet pdf



The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of All Saints’, Matlock Bank


1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).


2. Who are we?

The PCC of All Saints’, Matlock Bank is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.


3. How do we process your personal data?

The PCC of All Saints’, Matlock Bank complies with its obligations under the “GDPR” by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.


We use your personal data for the following purposes: -

  • To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution;

  • To administer membership records;

  • To fundraise and promote the interests of the charity;

  • To manage our employees and volunteers;

  • To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);

  • To inform you of news, events, activities and services running at St Agatha’s;

  • To share your contact details with the Diocesan office so they can keep you informed about news in the diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the diocese and in which you may be interested.


4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

  • Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and process your gift aid donations and keep you informed about diocesan events.

  • Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;

  • Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided: -

    • the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and

    • there is no disclosure to a third party without consent.


5. Sharing your personal data
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.


6. How long do we keep your personal data1?
We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website [see footnote for link].


Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.

7. Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data which the PCC of St Agatha’s, Anytown holds about you;

  • The right to request that the PCC of All Saints’, Matlock Bank corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;

  • The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the PCC of All Saints’, Matlock Bank to retain such data;

  • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time

  • The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means].

  • The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;

  • The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable) [Only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics]

  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.


8. Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.


9. Contact Details


To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact the PCC Secretary, Mrs. Anna Wright at 17 Highfield Drive, Matlock, DE4 3FZ.


You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.


1 Details about retention periods can currently be found in the Record Management Guides located on the Church of England website at: - https://www.churchofengland.org/about-us/structure/churchcommissioners/administration/librariesandarchives/recordsmanagementguides.aspx


 All Saints was built between 1882 and 1884. The original design was for a much larger church tower and spire, but funds ran out and a temporary west wall was built instead. The present west end of the church was completed in the 1950s.

View of the Church from the west end         

View of the Church from the west end


Church interior from the Balcony



Starting at the West End, you are in the newest part of the church, comprising entrance vestibule, baptistry and gallery. These were built in 1958 at a cost of £16,000 to a design by Charles H Potter of Matlock. The baptistry is now the children’s corner.
In 2013 the top panels of the inner doors of the vestibule which open into the nave were glazed, replacing the wooden panels. This was dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan Robinson, former Reader at the Church.

  The Windows in the North Aisle, made by Messrs Heaton, Butler and Bayne of London, were presented by the congregation in memory of Job Smith JP, the first Vicar’s Warden who served for 22 years.
The St. Nicholas Altar stands at the end of the north aisle. Dorothy Cowle made the tapestry of the Last Supper in 1975 as part of her Bishop’s Certificate.  
  The Pulpit is part of the original furnishings of the church.
The Brass Screen was given in 1898 in memory of Charles Collinson who chaired the first meeting of the congregation of the Mission Room in 1876.  
  The Lectern was given by the Sunday School teachers and scholars prior to the opening of the church in 1884.
The Oak Parclose Screens around the Victorian choir stalls were designed by a Matlock architect, W N Statham, and executed by Messrs Advent Huntstone of Tideswell. They were presented in 1935 in memory of Miss Anne Hodkin by her nieces and nephews.  
  The Reredos of Caen stone with marbled pilasters was presented in 1898 by Thomas P Ryder of Notting Hill, London. Our Lord crucified with his mother St Mary Magdalen and St John form the centre group. They are flanked by symbols of the four Evangelists.
Above rises the East Window in memory of the Revd John Higgs who gave the site of the church. The window was given in 1905 by his cousin and heir, Thomas Dakin of Derby. The window, based on a design attributed to Burne-Jones, was made by William Morris and Co of Merton Abbey, Surrey. The central light depicts Christ with the cross as a tree of life, the Virgin Mary and St John as a priest holding a book containing the opening words of his Gospel. On either side are the four Evangelists with Saints Peter and Paul (robed as Old Testament prophets) below.  
  The Altar, which replaced an earlier one, together with the Oak Panelling on either side of the reredos, was made by J W Wippell & Co Exeter. It was installed in 1928 as a memorial to the first Vicar, Revd Adam Lowe. The Panelling on the north and south walls of the sanctuary was installed in 1936 in memory of the Rt Revd Edmund Pearce, first Bishop of Derby, and the Bishop’s Chair and Prayer Desk in1936 in memory of James Potter of Matlock Bank.
The Lady Chapel was furnished as such with its own altar between 1925-27. Its East Window is in memory of Elizabeth Briggs, one of the early benefactors of the church. Two of the south windows, emblematic of Our Lord the Good Shepherd, are in memory of Emily Augusta Leigh. The third window, in a modern design, depicting "All Saints" was installed in 2005 in memory of Philip Turner. The Chapel was refurbished in 1945 in memory of the Revd W H Nixon, Vicar from 1926 to 1941. The altar, reredos and side panelling were designed by a member of the congregation, A H M Harding, a retired colonial civil servant and engineer. The Chapel was screened from the chancel with glass in 1992, thanks to a bequest from Edith Slack.  
  The two eastern most Windows in the South Aisle are in memory of W H Woodman and his wife Louise. The two windows to the west illustrate the text "Lead Kindly Light" and are in memory of Mary Potter.
The Font carved with a design symbolising All Saints is part of the original church.  
  The Children's Corner


(The following items are stored in the Vestry for safe-keeping):-


The Communion Plate was given in 1884 by Elizabeth Briggs in memory of her parents. A Second Communion Chalice was given by Elizabeth Tysoe in 1933. The Silver Communion Bread Box was presented in 1951 in memory of the late S N Thorpe, a Headmaster of All Saints’ School. Mr Gordon Turner and his wife Mary gave a ciborium in 1979.



- a white chasubule, burse and veil, designed and made by the Revd Leonard Childs, was given by Matlock Parish Church (St Giles) in thanksgiving for help during an interregnum. In 1984 Doris Brader, a member of the congregation, designed and made a cope which was presented by her and the parish officers in commemoration of the All Saints’ Centenary. Subsequently the set was completed with red, purple and green chasubles, given in memory of Eric Stevens, a long-serving churchwarden.

A more detailed and technical description of the architecture of the church can be found at this link - Historic England - All Saints - Matlock

Also there are more references to be found here - All Saints, Matlock - Wikipedia


The Church Hall may be booked for events and parties.

To find out about availability contact David Mellor on 01629 55185


The Church from Smedley Street

The Church from Smedley Street


 Update with respect to Coronavirus and following guidelines from
HM Government

Update 18th March 2020

Following a directive from the Church of England
ALL church services are suspended until further notice


Regular activities already cancelled:

Chat-a-Cake (Matlock Bank monthly)

Wednesday at One (Matlock Bank weekly)

Parish Breakfast (Tansley monthly)

Cuppa Call-In (Tansley weekly)

Wednesday Communion (BCP) (Tansley)

also -  Schools Services at Easter


All Saints’ Church is the Church of England Parish Church for Matlock Bank and Matlock Moor. The Church was built in 1884-1886 to serve the Victorian hydros of Matlock.
Due to lack of money only part of the original design was built in grand style with a more modest west end constructed in 1958.

All Saints seeks to serve and pray for people of Matlock Bank, working closely with the local Church Infant and Junior schools.

We warmly welcome everyone to worship.

Members of any church are welcome to receive Communion

There is a children's area on the right, near the font where there are activities for them.


The Church is open Mon – Fri, between 9.00am – 2.00pm


Rector: Revd. Richard Reade


Curate: Revd. Dr. Anne Phillips

Reader: John Paulson

Reader: Brenda Silcock


Sunday Services

8am - Said Communion - BCP

10-45am  - Sung Communion - Common Worship (except 3rd Sunday in month)

10-45am - Family Service - special format (3rd Sunday in the month)

6-30pm - Evensong on the 4th Sunday only (March to October)


 Sung Communion Service


Other Services

1pm 'Wednesday at One'  - short service of prayer and reflection

Extra services in accordance with the Church of England calendar


If you wish to enquire about a wedding, baptism,
funeral or anything else concerning a church service
please use this link:

Contact All Saints' Church Matlock

then enter Matlock in the Place field, then select All Saints from the list.


How to find us:-

We are located in Smedley Street, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3JG as indicated in the map below:-


(map reproduced from Streetmap.co.uk - copyright)


Diocese of Derby Statement about Safeguarding

Protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of us all, whether they are in the communities in which we live or part of our Christian family. If you have a concern about a child, young person or adult who may be at risk of harm please speak to one of the parish safeguarding coordinators or the priest within the parish. If you have concerns about a member of the clergy or an employee of the Diocese please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Julian Hodgson (01332 388678) or one of the Archdeacons. You can also report any concerns to the Police or Social Care. The important thing is that your concerns are shared with someone in a position to help.

Visit this link on the Diocese of Derby website for more information, or to report a concern - Derby Diocese Safeguarding Team


Protocols and practice guidance for the Church of England’s Past Cases Review 2, (PCR2) have been published and are on the National Church of England Website. www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church/safeguarding-news-statements/past-cases-review-2 Individual survivors who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process in the Diocese or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse are encouraged to make direct contact with the Safeguarding Team 01332 388678 or the dedicated national helpline - 0800 80 20 20 - operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC.


The Church is a United Benefice with Holy Trinity Tansley