Derby Christ Church, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Derby Christ Church Normanton Road was formerly a chapel of ease to Derby St Werburgh, Derbyshire

from 1840. It became a parish in 1844. Part of the parish transferred to the new parish of St Chad in 1882. It united with the parish of Derby Holy Trinity, Derbyshire in 1972 and shortly afterwards with the parish of Derby St Peter, Derbyshire to form the united parish of St Peter with Christ Church and Holy Trinity.

The church closed and was disposed of in 1976-1977.

The new edifice of Christchurch, Derby, was consecrated by the Bishop of Lichfield in January 1844. There are places of worship for General and Particular Baptists, the Society of Friends, Independents, Wesleyans (New and Old Connexion), Swedenborgians, and Unitarians; and a Roman Catholic chapel, erected in 1839 at a cost of £1400, and forming a handsome edifice in the later English style, with a tower supported by angular buttresses and surmounted by a crocketed spire. The Roman Catholics have also built a handsome structure as a residence for the Sisters of Mercy, and for a chapel and schools. A general cemetery was opened in 1843.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 32-46. URL: Date accessed: 06 April 2011. 


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Church records

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Derbyshire Record Office referenceD 1794 has deposited registers Bap 1844-1973 Mar 1844-1974 Burials no burial ground Banns 1845-1924, 1955-1975

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Derby Poor Law Union, Derbyshire

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