Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Catholic Apostolic Church, Buxton
Catholic Apostolic Church,
Darwin Avenue (formerly Darwin Street),
Buxton, 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 1885, but we understand it was closed before 1953.

Bulmer's Directory of 1895 records that members of the Catholic Apostolic Church were worshipping in a corrugated iron building, erected in 1885, at a cost of £100. There is no mention of where it was situated, but a Kelly's Directory of the same year records that the Catholic Apostolic Church met in Darwin Street, with services held at 10.30 and 6.30.

'Darwin Street' may be a typographical error, as in later editions it was recorded in Darwin Avenue. There are currently two places of worship with access from Darwin Avenue today. One is a Kingdom Hall, which has the appearance of being a late 20th century "in-fill", so is unlikely to be the building referred to. The other, which stands on the south-east corner of the junction of Darwin Avenue with Hardwick Square South is a late 19th century "Gothic" building, now a Gospel Hall. It has a foundation stone behind the pulpit indicating it was laid in 1896, so it seems reasonable to assume that it was erected originally for the Catholic Apostolic Church, as a replacement for their iron building - especially since the congregation of the Gospel Hall does not make an appearance until later.

Members of the Apostolic Church were also known as "Irvingites", after their founder, the Rev. Edward Irving, a Scottish clergyman.

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Now or formerly Catholic Apostlic.

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 SK0604973291. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 1 Mar 2015 at 11:41.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 16:33:42 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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