Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Holmewood Methodist Church (Zion) (Demolished), Holmewood, Heath
Holmewood Methodist Church (Zion) (Demolished),
Heath Road (south side),
Holmewood, Heath, 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 before 1917, but we understand it was closed in the 1980s.

This Methodist Chapel was first noted an Old Map of 1917. On OS Maps covering a period 1962-1978 it is named "Zion"; but by OS 1969-1978, it was called "Holmewood Methodist Church".

Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide includes 2 entries - one for "Zion PM Church", with records of baptisms 1918-1960, and marriages 1943-1961; and the other for "Zion, later Heath Road Methodist Church", with records of baptisms 1960-1984, and marriages 1961-1978. Presumably the records relate to the same Church, which they note closed in 1980, but that hardly seems credible when there are records of baptisms to 1984, so one of the dates must be wrong!

It was one of two Methodist Chapels built in Holmewood in the early 1900s, originally quite a large building, to which Old Maps indicate a smaller building, possibly a church hall, was added by the 1930s. In the present day, however, both are now demolished, and their site is occupied by new housing.

The other Chapel, formerly Wesleyan Methodist, and known as "Bethel", was vacated by its Methodist congregation sometime during the 1960s, and is now the Anglican St Alban's Centre.


Now or formerly Primitive 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 was located at OS grid reference SK4323865829. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 6 Aug 2013 at 10:59.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 18:06:26 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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