Derbyshire Places of Worship

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High Street Methodist Church, Tibshelf
High Street Methodist Church,
High Street, DE55 5PT,
Tibshelf, 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 before 1810, and we understand it is still open.

This is the survivor, now the only Methodist Chapel in Tibshelf, or what were originally three - a Wesleyan, a Primitive Methodist, and a Free United Methodist, in Addison Road.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/437/3/1/5) for the "Wesleyan Methodist Chapel" is for a building erected "before 1810" as a separate building used as a place of worship and a Sunday School. There were seats for 150, all free, and the average congregation was 40 to afternoon and evening services, with 20 and 10 Sunday Scholars respectively. The return was completed by John Godber, the chapel's "Steward and Leader", who lived in "Tibshelf nr. Alfreton, Derby".

The present building - presumably the original - has a classic red brick profile, but the front, facing the road, has been rendered, giving a rather plain appearance. There is a large "east" window, partially hidden by a porch stretching almost the whole width of the building, but leaving the narrow side windows free. Old Maps suggest this was originally the Sunday School, and the Chapel was at the rear.


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 SK4374360514. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 14 Aug 2013 at 14:38.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 10:35:09 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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