2 Valley Rd, Barlow
Barlow and Cutthorpe Methodist Church was created by the amalgamation of two churches in geographically close villages of Barlow and Cutthorpe, and is located in Barlow, midway between the old and newer parts of the village.
Barlow is a historic village referred to in the Doomsday Book, whose well-dressing tradition is over four hundred years old, and he village lies on the edge of the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire Coalfield, and once had 14 pits.
Today, Barlow is very pretty and rural, with little evidence of the industrial past, although road names such as ‘Engine Hollow’ provide clues.
As a church we recognise the importance of presenting a Gospel which is relevant and meaningful to a 21st Century village which has seen, and will continue to see, much change.
We seek to be involved in village life, playing a full part in the annual well dressing and village carnival, and over the past few years we have sought to follow the Circuit’s challenge of identifying new approaches which are ‘small but doable’.
Our congregation is not large numerically, but has seen the biggest percentage growth of any church in the Circuit.