Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Bethel Methodist Church, Long Eaton
Bethel Methodist Church,
129-131 Derby Road, NG10 4LL,
Long Eaton, 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 in 1898, but we understand it was closed in 1980.

The Long Eaton & Sawley Archive website has a wonderful webpage recording Places of Worship in Long Eaton. Their account says that the first Bethel Church was a corrugated iron building, which opened in 1898 (on Old Maps, it is described as a "Mission Church"). Its replacement, built 1903-4 is recorded by Pevsner's Buildings of England (1986) as designed by George Baines "in an enterprising and fanciful style of these architects and of Methodist architecture about 1900".

Its closure as a Methodist Church was recorded in the following notice published in The London Gazette of 28th November 1980 (p.16584):

The Registrar General, being satisfied that BETHEL METHODIST CHURCH, Derby Road, Long Eaton in the registration district of Ilkeston in the Non-Metropolitan County of Derbyshire, is no longer used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was on 2nd July 1907 registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Act 1836 has cancelled the registration. - Dated 19th November 1980.

There are several colourful photographs of the building as it was in the past (described as the Primitive Methodist Church) on the Picture The Past website. In the present day, it is the home of The Oasis Christian Centre, for which see the separate entry in this database.


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 SK4865433950. 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 Long Eaton, 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 28 Sep 2013 at 10:36.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:40:25 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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