Derbyshire Places of Worship

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First Church of Christ, Scientist, Buxton
First Church of Christ, Scientist   [no longer registered]
Holker Road,
Buxton, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church did 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 1967, but we understand it was closed by 1998, and the premises are now in secular use.

The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Buxton, was situated on the west side of Holker Road, backing onto Trinity Passage, and next door to, and to the south of Trinity Church. The building it occupied, labelled on Old Maps of 1967 as "Christian Science Church", had large grounds in front, and appears to have existed since Maps of 1922, albeit unlabelled.

Although no announcement of its original registration has been found, a notice that "FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, Scientist, Buxton, Holker Road, Buxton" was no longer used by the congregation on whose behalf it was certified in accordance with the Places of Worship Act 1855 was published in The London Gazette of 16th January 1998 (p.566).

In more recent times, Google Satellite View indicates the property is still in existence, but the grounds in front have been developed, so it has been impossible to verify this for sure, or indeed to discover anything further beyond that.


Now or formerly Christian Science.

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 was located at OS grid reference SK0611773413. 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 2 Mar 2015 at 13:56.

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This Report was created 14 Jul 2018 - 05:43:10 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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