Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Blessed Virgin and St Joseph's Church (RC), Matlock
Blessed Virgin and St Joseph's Church (RC),
1 St Joseph's Street / Bank Road,
Matlock, 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 1883, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 describes Matlock's Roman Catholic chapel under the heading of "Matlock Bank", and as dedicated to Our Lady and St Joseph". It was erected in 1883, a presbytery was added in 1897, and after being enlarged in 1903, "affords 200 sittings".

The following notice in The London Gazette of 4th June 1901 (p.3783) recorded its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building named Our Lady and St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Chapel, situated at Bank-road, Matlock Bridge, in the civil parish of Matlock, in the county of Derby, in the registration district of Bakewell, being a building certified according to law as a place of meeting for religious worship, was on the 29th day of May, 1901, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, c.85. Dated 30th May 1901.

For more information about St Joseph's Church, and other churches in the Matlock area, see Ann Andrews' excellent webpage of Matlock Churches and Chapels.

Denomination

Now or formerly Roman Catholic.

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 SK2999060393. 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 27 Jan 2015 at 14:08.

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This Report was created 7 Sep 2017 - 19:37:44 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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