Derbyshire Places of Worship

Dunkirk Methodist Chapel, Derby (64k) Above Photograph(s)
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Dunkirk Methodist Chapel, Derby
Dunkirk Methodist Chapel,
Lynton Street,
Derby, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel 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 1893, but we understand it was closed in 1999.

The congregation who met at the Dunkirk Chapel was formed when three brothers, by name of Collier, from King Street Chapel, began meeting in a cottage in Parliament Street. In 1864, a Sunday Schoolroom was built, and in 1893, their first permanent chapel, of corrugated iron. It was named 'Dunkirk'. The latter was removed in 1964, and a Youth Centre built, with meetings continuing in the Schoolroom building.

A more comprehensive history, and a photograph may be found on the St John's Methodist Church, Allestree website, where it states that it closed in 1999, "to a full house". Thanks also to Mike Berrell for identifying its present location - on the corner of Lynton Street with Bakewell Street, and pointing out the Dunkirk Tavern on the opposite side, on Bakewell Street.

Denomination

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.

Maps

This Chapel was located at OS grid reference SK3455235788. 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 28 Feb 2011 at 13:44.

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