Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Totley Rise Methodist Church, Totley (Dore)
Totley Rise Methodist Church,
Grove Road / Baslow Road, S17 4DJ,
Totley (Dore), 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 1896, and we understand it is still open.

There is an intriguing account of the foundation of Methodism in Totley on Totley History Group website.

Briefly, Totley Rise Methodist Church was the second building to be erected for Methodist worship in the township. The original building, in Chapel Walk (now Chapel Lane) was too small to cope with the upsurge in population in the 1890s following the coming of the railway. These new residents were the navvies, initially, then after the station was built, the Sheffield workforce, who were able to commute for the first time to jobs in the City. "Missionaries" were sent from the Brunswick Methodist Circuit in Sheffield to preach to this new congregation, and thus Totley Rise Church was built.

The above website indicates it was first registered for worship on 24th February 1896. The following notice in The London Gazette of 29th June 1897 (p.3579) recorded its registration for marriages the following year:

NOTICE is hereby given that a separate building named Wesleyan Methodist Chapel situated at Totley Rise in the civil parish of Dore in the county of Derbyshire in the registration district of Ecclesall Bierlow being a building certified according to law as a place of meeting for religious worship, was on the 25th June, 1897, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, c.85. Dated 25th June 1897.

Its predecessor, in Chapel Lane, was enlarged in 1898, and remained open until the early 1970s. There are more details elsewhere in this database.


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 SK3164480311. 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 Totley (Dore), 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 10 Dec 2018 at 11:23.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:45:36 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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