Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Trinity Methodist Church (now Bolsover Methodist Church), Bolsover
Trinity Methodist Church (now Bolsover Methodist Church) (see later for their website address)
Hill Top, S44 6NN,
Bolsover, Derbyshire.


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 1897, and we understand it is still open.

Hilltop, or Trinity Methodist Church was erected in 1897 as a replacement for a building further down Hill Top, which had been built in 1868. It is labelled simply as "Wes. Meth. Church" on Old Maps of 1916-1918, but by 1962 it had acquired the name of "Trinity". Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide records it as "Hilltop, formerly Trinity, Methodist Church", suggesting "Hilltop" is a more recent appellation.

Their catalogue indicates records of baptisms for the period 1903-1979, which include entries for New Bolsover until 1911, and Bolsover Hillstown baptisms.

It is, however registered for marriages, as the following notice in The London Gazette of 17th September 1897 (p.5170) indicates:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building named Wesleyan Methodist Church situated at Bolsover in the civil parish of Bolsover in the county of Derby in the registration district of Chesterfield being a building certified according to law as a place of meeting for religious worship, was on the ninth day of September 1897, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, c.85, being substituted for the Wesleyan Chapel, Bolsover, now disused. Dated 9th September 1897.

Its congregation was joined in 1973 by that of Town End Methodist Church, which was closed, and subsequently demolished. Thereafter it became known, as it is today as Bolsover Methodist Church. Meanwhile, the building it replaced became firstly, the Church's Sunday School, then more recently, Bolsover Assembly Rooms and Community Centre.


Now or formerly Wesleyan Methodist.

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 is located at OS grid reference SK4731770662. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

(NB I know the first two don't work as intended - the Jury's still out as to what to do about it...)


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 Bolsover, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.
Information last updated on 22 Nov 2014 at 12:11.

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This Report was created 21 Nov 2018 - 01:17:02 GMT from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Nov 2018 at 11:29.

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