Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Broadway Baptist Church, Derby
Broadway Baptist Church (link to Church's website)
166 Broadway, DE22 1BP,
Derby, 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 in 1939, and we understand it is still open.

The foundation of Broadway Baptist Church's congregation can be dated back to 1791, when nine people were baptised in the river Derwent, and formed themselves into a Baptist church. Their first church was on Brook Street (now the Masa Restaurant), but the congregation outgrew the space and in 1842 they moved into a converted town house on St Mary's Gate, which provided over 1000 sittings.

At this time, the church was led by a charismatic leader, J.G. Pike, and several other churches were formed in the area as a result of his preaching. Interestingly, he was baptised as "John Deodatus Gregory Pike"; however there is a note against an entry he made in Brook Street General Baptist register in 1812 to the effect that: "It may be observed that subsequent to this entry I have dropped the 'D' in my signature. Not liking so many names as my Father gave me, I dropped one of them, but retained GREGORY, my mother's maiden name. - Sgd: J G PIKE".

The congregation met in St Mary's Gate building until 1939, when it was sold, and subsequently demolished, and the new building on Broadway was erected.

The church belongs to the 'East Midlands Baptist Association' and 'Allestree Churches Together'. [Source: 'since 1791' on Broadway Baptist Church website, and East Midland General Baptist History]

Denomination

Now or formerly Baptist.

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 SK3427437737. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • 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 7 Dec 2010 at 20:23.

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