Derbyshire Places of Worship

Christ Church (19-20thC) (now Serbian Orthodox), Derby (1) (75k) Christ Church (19-20thC) (now Serbian Orthodox), Derby (2) (62k) Christ Church (19-20thC) (now Serbian Orthodox), Derby (3) (56k) Above Photograph(s)
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Christ Church (19-20thC) (now Serbian Orthodox), Derby
Christ Church (19-20thC) (now Serbian Orthodox),
Normanton Road / Burton Road, DE1 2GP,
Derby, 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 1840, but we understand it was closed in 1976.

Opened in 1840 as a chapel of ease to St Werburgh, Christ Church acquired full parochial status in 1844. In 1972, the parish was united with Holy Trinity, and shortly afterwards with St Peter, to become a combined new parish of St Peter with Christ Church and Holy Trinity. Following the merger, Christ Church became redundant, and it was closed for Anglican worship in 1976-77. It is now (2010) dedicated as the Serbian Orthodox Church of Apostles St Peter and St Paul, and a Listed Building. [Source: Derbyshire Record Office's catalogue of Church of England Registers, and the British Listed Buildings website]

Additional Note: it is listed in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010), as "The Church of The Holy Apostles Peter and Paul", with "Serbian Orthodox Church" congregation.


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 SK3516635612. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Derby, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

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Information last updated on 11 Dec 2011 at 11:34.

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This Report was created 26 Sep 2020 - 07:30:18 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 6 Feb 2019 at 15:49.

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