Derbyshire Places of Worship

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New Sawley Methodist Church, New Sawley
New Sawley Methodist Church,
Tamworth Road / Victoria Road, NG10 3GU,
New Sawley, 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 1884, and we understand it is still open.

This building is listed in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) as "Wesley Church", with an address of New Sawley, Long Eaton.

According to Kelly's Directory of 1932, part of the parish of New Sawley, together with the hamlet of Wilsthorpe, was amalgamated with Long Eaton. Certainly in the present day, it is not easy to separate the two.

The Church is built of red brick, with a three-bay front, which has a central porch, with an arched lintel above the doorway inscribed with the legend "Wesleyan Chapel". There is a large rectangular window above the porch, above which is a blue cross, edged with white, and there are tall and narrow windows on each side - quite a distinctive building.

According to New Sawley Methodist Church website ("125 Years"), Sawley's first Wesleyan Chapel was built in 1822, in front of where the Womens' Institute now stands, on Wilne Road. In 1871, at the time Victoria Street, was laid out, permission was sought to build a new, larger Chapel to serve an expanding population; thus the present church was erected, opening on 23rd October 1884. At that time, Sawley, New Sawley, and Long Eaton were distinct settlements, and there was open country between them.

New Sawley Methodist Church belongs to the Castle Donington Methodist Circuit, and is a member of the Long Eaton Churches' Fellowship.


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 SK4795632022. 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 New Sawley, 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 18 Dec 2018 at 15:50.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 19:50:48 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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