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Christ Church, Dore
Christ Church (link to Church's website)
Church Lane, S17 3GS,
Dore, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

This Church has (or had) 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 about 1700, and we understand it is still open.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/507/2/2/4) for "Christ Church - Ancient Chapelry" described a building consecrated in 1828 "in lieu of an Old Chapel which was too small". It had free sittings for 294 and 274 "other" sittings, but no figures were given for either the estimated congregation on March 30th, or the average over the previous months, so apparently there were no worshippers! The return was completed by John T.F. Aldred, "Incumbent", who gave his address as "Dore, Sheffield".

According to Bulmer's Directory of 1895, "although Dore possessed a parochial chapel in past ages, the history of it is by no means clear, as no part, either ruinous or otherwise, of the old building remains". That nothing remains is unsurprising, as Bulmer also mentions that the Rev. Robert Turie, by will in 1720, left endowments for educational purposes to various parishes, amongst which was Dore; and a new school was built in 1821 on the site of the old chapel. Kelly's Directory of 1912 is better informed of its origins, providing the additional information that it was a plain square building, erected about 1700, on the site of the ancient chantry of Beauchief.

The present church was said to be built in 1828, and dedicated to Christ. "It is a neat Gothic structure of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, tower, vestry, and entrance porch. The tower is embattled, and contains one bell". The east window is of four lights, filled with stained glass, as a memorial to Avarilda Jane Newbold. The windows of coloured glass on the north side represent "The raising to life of the widow's son and Lazarus", and "Behold the Lamb of God"; and on the south side "The agony in the garden and carrying of the cross", "The Ascension", and "Suffer the little children, &c." The font was given by Mrs Emma Aldred in memory of her daughter, and the stone pulpit was the gift of Mrs Waterfall in 1880.

Dore, containing the township of Totley, was originally a chapelry of Dronfield, but became a separate parish in 1844. Bulmer's Directory of 1895 records that the boundary between the two was the Totley Brook. Derbyshire Record Office's catalogue of Church of England Registers includes baptisms for Dore's Chapel for the period 1738-1814 (in Dronfield registers), and adds that post-1814 registers are at Sheffield Archives. The parish was transferred to the City of Sheffield in 2 stages, in 1928 and 1933, and to the diocese of Sheffield in 1975.

Denomination

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.

Maps

This Church is located at OS grid reference SK3076081073. 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 15 Mar 2015 at 14:32.

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