Derbyshire Places of Worship

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Derby (87k) Above Photograph(s)
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First Church of Christ, Scientist, Derby
First Church of Christ, Scientist,
Friary Street, DE1 1JF,
Derby, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

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 1907, but we understand it was closed in 2016.

Christian Science services for the Derby area were held for the first time in Alvaston in 1907, with those in Friary Street in beginning in 1915. The impressive building we see in our photograph, built in the 1930s in 'Arts & Crafts' style, is very much a 'child of its age', opening its doors for the first time in 1937. More details of its structure may be found on the British Listed Buildings website.

This account was prepared originally in 2010 when it was still open for worship; however since then it has closed, and its congregation have moved to the Bosnia-Herzegovina Community Association premises in Curzon Street. Their FaceBook page says the move was effective from 21 Aug 2016, and the Curzon Street premises are temporary.

Meanwhile, the building in Friary Street is currently (2018) believed to be in commercial use, as a restaurant.

Note: the Christian Science is a Bible-based teaching established by Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) in about 1866. The movement fosters spiritual thinking and healing.

Denomination

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.

Maps

This Church was located at OS grid reference SK3477236214. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Useful Links

This is list of websites which I have found especially useful whilst compiling the information for this database. Each of them will open 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 on the website What Do They Know.
Information last updated on 18 Sep 2018 at 13:07.

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This Report was created 26 Sep 2018 - 21:27:08 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 23 Sep 2018 at 15:37.

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