Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Breaston Methodist Church, Breaston
Breaston Methodist Church,
Main Street (north side), DE72 3DX,
Breaston, 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 1803, and we understand it is still open.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/444/4/12/31) for the Methodist New Connexion Chapel in Breaston describes a separate building, used exclusively as a place of worship built in 1803. It had free seating for 178, and 98 "other" sittings. The average congregation was 100 to morning service, 126 in the afternoon, and 180 in the evening, so obviously a popular chapel. There were an estimated 80 Sunday Scholars attending morning class on March 30th, and 88 in the afternoon. The return was completed by John Plackett, its Steward, who lived in Breaston.

It is built of red brick, with a large window at the front, of 3 lancets. On either side is a decorative shield, in stone, and above it is a band of stone, with the inscription "Methodist Chapel". Above this again is a circular window, filled with a quatrefoil, outlined in white. A modern glazed porch spans the width of the building, providing a welcoming vestibule. In the present day, it has the honour of being Breaston's surviving Methodist Church.


Now or formerly New Connexion/United 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 SK4601933556. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 12 Sep 2013 at 15:15.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 21:49:30 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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