Parish Churches and Places of Worship

Ashover, All Saints

Built in the second half of the 14th century.

Forms a group parish with Brackenfield, Holy Trinity and Wessington, Christ Church.

Parish registers date from 1622. There is a gap in baptism records from 1623 to 1653.

Digitized transcripts are available for purchase on CD.

Barlow & Cutthorpe Methodist

Beighton, St Mary the Virgin

Reputedly built in the 11th century.

The parish includes Hackenthorpe, Birley and Sothall Waterthorpe.

Parish registers date from 1653. They are in good condition.

Records are in the Sheffield Archives and on microfiche in Eckington Library. Memorial inscriptions transcribed to Sheffield archives.

Brackenfield, Methodist

A dedication stone in the wall of the Chapel is inscribed ‘United Free Methodist Chapel’.

Founded in 1899.

Derbyshire Record Office’s Non-Conformist Register Guide includes a register of baptisms for Brackenfield “Free Methodist Chapel” for the period 1904-1990.

Brampton, Mount Zion Methodist

Mount Zion was founded as a Methodist chapel, built in 1827.

The premises moved in 1906 to the present building, which has ‘Primitive Methodist Church 1906’ outlined in brick on the facade, above the large north window. .

Derbyshire Record Office hold a Baptism Register 1877-1925.

Brampton Moor, Methodist

A plaque high on the facade appears to read ‘Primitive Methodist’. Difficult to read more.

Possibly the original Mount Zion Church built in 1826.

Calow, United Reformed

Founded as a Congregational Chapel in 1837 and restored in 1898.

Derbyshire Record Office hold burial records covering the period 1843 – 1984

Chesterfield, Central Methodist

Founded in 1870 and recorded in the 1895 Kelly’s Directory as a Wesleyan Chapel.

Chesterfield, Elder Yard Unitarian

The oldest non conformist chapel in Chesterfield. The Old Meeting House was built in 1695.

The first reference to the building as ‘The Unitarian Chapel’ comes from a tradesman’s bill dated 1818.

Microfilmed registers cover baptisms (1708-1837) and burials (1787-1837)

Chesterfield, Rose Hill United Reformed

Chesterfield, St Andrew’s United Reformed

Chesterfield, Grace Chapel

Clay Cross, St Bartholomew

Clay Cross, Free Methodist Chapel

Clay Cross, St Patrick & St Bridget

Eckington, St Peter & St Paul

Holymoorside, St Peter’s

Holymoorside, Primitive Methodist

Newbold, St Hugh’s RC

North Wingfield, St Lawrence

Pilsley, Wesleyan Chapel

Temple Normanton, St James

Ashover Hay, Milltown Methodist,

A dedication stone in the wall is inscribed:

‘Primitive Methodist Chapel erected 1824, enlarged 1870.’

Derbyshire Ancestral Group have transcribed the memorial inscriptions. To be found under ‘The Hay Methodist’

Barlow St Lawrence

Part of the Staveley parish until 1724.

Church reputed to date from 1150. Restored in the late 18th century. Extended and further restored from 1870 to 1920.

Parish register dates from 1573.

Microfiche copies available at Derbyshire Record Office.
Baptisms 1573-1903
Marriages 1573-1942
Banns 1754-1799, 1824-1940
Burials 1573-1900

Brackenfield, Holy Trinity

The current church was built in 1857, replacing an older building from around 1500.

Originated as a chapel to Morton parish, but became a parish in 1844.

Parish registers date from 1854.

Registers are deposited with the Derbyshire Record Office:
Baptisms 1845-1954
Marriages 1845-1978, 1981-1991
Burials 1857-1929
Banns 1845-1954

Brampton, Gospel Mission

Congregational church founded in 1906.

Brampton, St Thomas

Consecrated in 1832 to meet the needs of the rapidly growing population of the Old Brampton parish.

The new parish was created from the Eastern part of Old Brampton and part of the parish of Chesterfield.

Derbyshire Record Office hold parish records:
Baptisms 1832-1999
Marriages 1832-1992
Burials 1832-1974
Banns 1832-1908, 1924-1941,1950-2000

Brampton, Storrs Rd Methodist

Built in 1900 and recently refurbished.

This building replaces an earlier methodist church opened in the early 19th century.

Derbyshire Record Office hold a Baptism Register 1877-1925.

Calow, St Peter

St Peter’s was founded in 1869 and extended in 1887.

Derbyshire Record Office hold baptism, marriage and burial records covering the period 1861 – 1904.

Chesterfield, St Mary & All Saints

It is believed there has been a church on this site since about 1250.

Parts of the current church date from the 14th century. The North Transept was rebuilt in 1769, and was further restored in 1843.

The building is grade 1 listed.

Parish records survive from 1558. Most are available on microfilm from LDS Family History Libraries.

Bishops Transcripts are also available. 

Records are held at the Derbyshire County Record Office.

Chesterfield, Central Pentecostal

Chesterfield, Church of the Annunciation

Founded in 1854.

At some point in the early to mid-20th century the administration of the parish was handed over by the Jesuits to the Diocese of Nottingham.

Chesterfield, Holy Trinity

Opened in 1838. Well known as the final resting place of the railway engineer George Stephenson who died ten years later.

Created a Parish in 1867

Derbyshire Record Office hold Baptism registers 1838-1983; Marriages 1854-1978;    Burials 1839-1900 and 1907-1940

Chesterfield, Ragged School Evangelical

Chesterfield, Spital St Leonard’s

Clay Cross, Baptist Church

Clay Cross, St Patrick & St Bridget

Microfilmed registers cover baptisms (1708-1837) and burials (1787-1837)

Clay Cross, Salvation Army

Holymoorside, United Reformed

Newbold, St John the Evangelist

Old Brampton, St Peter & St Paul

Tibshelf, St John the Baptist

Woolley Moor, St Mark’s

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