Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St John's Parish Rooms, Abbeydale Park (Dore)
St John's Parish Rooms   [no longer consecrated]
Abbeydale Road South,
Abbeydale Park (Dore), 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 in 1893, but we understand it was closed in 1956, and the premises are now in secular use.

It goes against the grain somewhat to include Abbeydale in a database of Derbyshire Churches, but nevertheless, it was part of Derbyshire in the past, and is included as such in Kelly's Directories of Derbyshire as late as 1932. Kelly records that St John's Church rooms were erected in 1893 by Ebenezer Hall esq. J.P. They are situated next to the Church, and have a definite "ecclesiastical" appearance, including a small turret, and "Gothic" windows. Above the entrance is a clock, on the left side of which is a representation of a Red Cross nurse, commemorating its role during WWI serving as a hospital. In 1956, a new Church Hall was built, on the other side of St John's Church, after which the Church Rooms were sold to the Post Office, and it became a sorting office, today operated by Royal Mail.


Now or formerly Church of England.

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 SK3224581124. 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 18 Mar 2015 at 15:47.

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This Report was created 14 Jul 2018 - 17:19:00 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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