Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Paul's Methodist Church (Demolished), Clowne
St Paul's Methodist Church (Demolished),
High Street (south side),
Clowne, 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 before 1898, but we understand it was closed in 1967.

St Paul's Methodist Church is first shown on Old Maps of 1899 labelled as "Methodist Chapel (Free United)". In 1916, it is labelled as United Methodist ("U.M. Church"), and in 1962 as "St Paul's Methodist Church". It was, possibly, built as a replacement for the earlier Wesleyan Methodist Association Church, in Church Street, close to The Cross.

The Maps show it as a rectangular building, with narrow transepts (or perhaps side extensions) at the rear, and without a porch. It was situated opposite the junction of the High Street with Boughton Lane, where the entrance to the Chesterfield College Campus is now. It stood on its own plot, and had a Sunday School at the rear, on the south-west corner.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 24th April 1906 (p.2814) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named UNITED METHODIST FREE CHURCH, situated at High-street, Clowne, in the civil parish of Clowne, in the county of Derby, in Worksop registration District, was, on the 19th April, 1906, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6th and 7th Wm. IV., c.85. Dated 20th April 1906.

A corresponding notice of cancellation, for "ST. PAUL'S METHODIST CHURCH, High Street, Clowne" was published in the Gazette of 23rd February 1967 (p.2095), after which its congregation joined that of Mount Zion Methodist, in North Road which became subsequently Clowne Methodist Church.


Now or formerly Free/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 was located at OS grid reference SK4888075319. 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 Clowne, 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 4 Nov 2014 at 15:24.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 04:51:35 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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