Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Rowland Memorial Methodist Church, Swadlincote
Rowland Memorial Methodist Church (link to Church's website)
James Street, Midway, DE11 7NE,
Swadlincote, Derbyshire.


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.


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.


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:


  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 22 Aug 2013 at 16:05.

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This Report was created 12 Jul 2018 - 06:58:40 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jun 2017 at 08:14.

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