Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Philip & St James Mission Church, Darley Dale
St Philip & St James Mission Church   [no longer consecrated]
Hackney Road, DE4 2PX,
Darley Dale, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church 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 1914, but we understand it was closed by 2002, and the premises are now in secular use.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 records that a Mission Church of St Helen's, Darley Dale, was erected in 1914.

Old Maps of 1955 show it on the north side of Hackney Road, a short distance to the east of its junction with Ameycroft Lane, in an area labelled "Upper Hackney".

It is not known when it closed, but a planning application for the conversion of "St Philip & St James Mission Church, Hackney Road", into a dwelling dated 3rd September 2002 may be seen on the Derbyshire Dales District Council website. [Ref: 02/09/0716]

At the time of a Google StreetView drive-past (2011), the conversion has gone ahead, and it has indeed become a private dwelling, appropriately named "The Old Mission Church".

See also Fundraising leaflet for Over Hackney Church & Sunday School, 1910, with a sketch of the "Proposed New Church & Sunday School for Darley" as planned originally, in the Darley Dale section of Ann Andrews' Picture Gallery : Derbyshire.


Now or formerly Church of England.

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 was located at OS grid reference SK2884561897. 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 Darley Dale, 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 Jan 2015 at 10:35.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 10:31:02 GMT from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:33.

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