Derbyshire Places of Worship

Whaley Bridge Uniting Church, Whaley Bridge (63k) Above Photograph(s)
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Whaley Bridge Uniting Church, Whaley Bridge
Whaley Bridge Uniting Church (see later for their website address)
6 Buxton Road,
Whaley Bridge, 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 1821, and we understand it is still open.

Originally a Methodist Church, and now comprising a group of three buildings, with its earliest (centre) portion dating from 1821. Apparently this was a Sunday-school, and has a wall anchor 'W' at the front indicating 'Wesleyan'. The whole is now a Listed property, and mentioned in Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire (1986).

There is a plaque on the apex of the leftmost building further indicating it was a Methodist Chapel, with a date A.D. 1867 - described in Kelly's Directory of 1932 as Wesleyan Methodist, (re)built in 1867, with seating for 800. The rightmost building of the group is a schoolroom, of late 19thC date, and has 3 stories.

In 1983 the Methodists formed a local ecumenical partnership with the United Reformed Church, becoming the "Whaley Bridge Uniting Partnership", later to be joined by a Baptist congregation, and this Church is now one of their three places of worship in the area, the others being Fernilee Methodist Church and Kettleshulme Chapel.


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 SK0119581191. 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 Whaley Bridge, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.
Information last updated on 25 Nov 2010 at 12:54.

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