Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Peter & St Paul's Catholic Church, Swadlincote
St Peter & St Paul's Catholic Church,
70 Newhall Road / Darklands Road, DE11 0BD,
Swadlincote, 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 1921, and we understand it is still open.

An intimation of the foundation of St Peter and St Paul's Church is contained in the following notice published in The London Gazette of 13th September 1921 (p.7260):

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named CHURCH OF JESUS AND MARY, situated at Newhall-road, Swadlincote, in the civil parish of Swadlincote, in the county of Derby, in Burton-upon-Trent Registration District, was, on the sixth September, 1921, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6th and 7th Wm. IV, c.85, being substituted for the Building named St. Edward's Church, situated at Newhall, now disused. Dated 9th September, 1921.

According to an account of its history, on the Church's website when I first prepared this account (2013), the 1920s building was a temporary structure, and although plans were drawn up by J.S. Brocklesby for a permanent church, they were never executed.

The proposed building was a "gothic" structure, with a tower, and semi-circular apse, dedicated to Jesus & Mary. The present building, decidedly futuristic in comparison, was built in 1955-8 from designs by Harrison & Cox of Birmingham, on a reinforced concrete raft foundation for protection against the effects of mining subsidence. For further information, and photographs see the combined website for the RC Churches in Stapenhill, Swadlincote and Winshill - "SSW-RRC".

For details of its forerunner, St Edward the Confessor's Church, see elsewhere in this database, under Newhall.


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.


This Church is located at OS grid reference SK2972520348. 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 Swadlincote, 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 15 Dec 2018 at 14:07.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:07:39 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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