Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Joseph's Mission Chapel (Demolished), Staveley
St Joseph's Mission Chapel (Demolished),
Duke Street / Devonshire Street,
Staveley, Derbyshire.


We believe the Chapel 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 1889, but we understand it was closed in 1938.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 recorded that the Roman Catholic Mission Chapel in Staveley, dedicated to St Joseph, was an iron structure, erected in 1889, with seating for 250. Old Maps show that it was situated in Duke Street, on the north-west corner of its junction with Devonshire Street, and had been built adjacent to a previously-erected R.C. School.

The Mission was closed in 1938, when a new St Joseph's was erected in Sheffield Road. The following notice in The London Gazette of 8th February 1938 (p.852) recorded the cancellation of its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given that the Place of Meeting for religious worship described as ST JOSEPH'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH situated at Duke Street in the civil parish of Staveley in the registration district of Chesterfield in the county of Derby which was duly certified for worship on the 20th day of April 1899 has wholly ceased to be used as a Place of Meeting for religious worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was so certified and that the Registrar-General has caused the record of the certification thereof to be cancelled pursuant to the Act 18 and 19 Vict., cap. 81 from the 4th day of February 1938. Dated 4th February 1938.

The new building, described elsewhere in this database, was registered a few days later; and in due course the old building was demolished. St Joseph's School remained open for a few more years, but in turn, was demolished; and in the present day, Devonshire Street is now Devonshire Court, and a modern apartment block (Melbourne Court), occupies the site where they once stood.


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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference SK4341374645. 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 Staveley, 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 21 Dec 2014 at 12:13.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 04:40:15 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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