Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Stanhope Bretby Methodist Church, Bretby
Stanhope Bretby Methodist Church (link to Church's website)
Ashby Road East, DE15 0PS,
Bretby, 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 1901, and we understand it is still open.

This little Methodist Church is situated opposite the Stanhope Arms (a Premier Inn). It is a simple rectangular building with sides of 3 bays, each with a rectangular window, and a central porch, on either side of which are smaller round-arched windows. There is a smaller utility building added to the right hand side, in a similar style. Above the porch is a plaque which reads "U.M.T. Church / Mission Room", and the whole is finished in white.

It is first noted on Maps of 1901. Earlier Maps show it was built on the corner of a site formerly occupied by Bretby Colliery.

Interestingly, modern maps label its location as "Stanhope Bretby"; however the Methodist Church at Bretby is listed in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) with an address of "The Stanhope". Presumably this is an example of where a district adopts the name of an Inn - the Manor of Bretby was purchased by Thomas Stanhope in 1585, and the family, later Earls of Chesterfield, remained its owners for several generations.


Now or formerly United 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 SK2852022045. 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 26 Aug 2013 at 15:24.

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This Report was created 13 Jul 2018 - 00:48:10 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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