Derbyshire Places of Worship

Holy Family Catholic Church, Allestree (75k) Above Photograph(s)
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Holy Family Catholic Church, Allestree
Holy Family Catholic Church,
Blenheim Drive, DE22 2LG,
Allestree, 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 1970, and we understand it is still open.

Holy Family parish was created in 1970 out of the parish of St Mary's parish in Derby. Land was purchased in Blenheim Drive, and the present church building was dedicated in May 1972 by the then Bishop of Nottingham, Doctor Edward Ellis.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 20th May 1972 (p.5829) recorded its registration for marriages:

A building certified for worship named CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY, Blenheim Drive, Allestree in the registration district of Derby in the county borough of Derby was on 17th May 1972 registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949, as amended by section 1(1) of the Marriage Acts Amendment Act, 1958. Dated 22nd May 1972.

More information about the church's history is available on Holy Family Catholic Church website.

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 SK3369239660. 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...)

Resources

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 Allestree, 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 19 Dec 2018 at 07:07.

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This Report was created 23 Jan 2019 - 23:02:06 GMT from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Jan 2019 at 16:20.

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