Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Rowland Memorial Methodist Church, Midway, Swadlincote
Rowland Memorial Methodist Church,
James Street, DE11 7NE,
Midway, Swadlincote, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church does NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded before 1928, and we understand it is still open.

There is a photograph of Rowland Methodist Church and Community Hall on the Geograph website. It is situated on the east side of James Street, close to its junction with Dundee Road.

The building is of brick, with a central entrance, covering which is a wide porch, entered by a double door. Above this is a large "Gothic" stained window. There is no visible datestone, but it was in existence by 1928, as the following notice in The London Gazette of 4th January 1929 (p.194) indicates:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named ROWLAND MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, situated at James-street, Swadlincote, in the civil parish of Swadlincote, in the county of Derby, in Burton-upon-Trent registration district, was, on the 31st December, 1928, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 2nd January, 1929.

"Rowland Methodist Church, Midway, Community Hall" is next door to it, on the right, and this appears to have been built more recently. There is also a car park, on the other side of which is Midway Christian Spiritualist Church.

See the South Derbyshire Methodist Circuit (SDMC-onthenet) - the "Voice of the Methodist Church in South Derbyshire" - for current information.

Denomination

Now or formerly Methodist.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Church is located at OS grid reference SK3067220485. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Resources

I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Midway, Swadlincote, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 19 Dec 2018 at 16:11.

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This Report was created 19 Sep 2019 - 23:54:11 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 6 Feb 2019 at 15:49.

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