Derbyshire Places of Worship

Chellaston Methodist Church, Chellaston (1) (147k) Chellaston Methodist Church, Chellaston (2) (91k) Chellaston Methodist Church, Chellaston (3) (101k) Chellaston Methodist Church, Chellaston (4) (108k) Above Photograph(s)
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Chellaston Methodist Church, Chellaston
Chellaston Methodist Church,
High Street, DE73 6TB,
Chellaston, 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 1875, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 says the chapel was built in 1875 at a cost of £660, and has a reredos of alabaster, presented as a memorial to Mr. W.T. WHELPTON of London, who spend his youth in the village and was a great benefactor.

The roots of Methodism in Chellaston can be traced much earlier than this, since it is recorded on the Chellaston History Group website that about 1812 "a Mr W. ASTLE asked that his house situated in Chellaston may be used for public worship by those dissenting from the Church of England, called Methodists". This is confirmed on the Derby Methodist History website, which says the first Wesleyan chapel in Chellaston opened in Chapel Lane, and is dated 1816.


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 SK3797630297. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


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 Chellaston, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 8 Dec 2018 at 13:52.

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This Report was created 17 Oct 2020 - 20:46:01 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 6 Feb 2019 at 15:49.

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