Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St John the Evangelist's Church, Abbeydale Park (Dore)
St John the Evangelist's Church,
Abbeydale Road South, S17 3LE,
Abbeydale Park (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 1876, and we understand it is still open.

It goes against the grain somewhat to include Abbeydale in a database of Derbyshire Churches, but nevertheless, it was part of Derbyshire in the past, and is included as such in Kelly's Directories of Derbyshire as late as 1932. Abbeydale St John was said to be an ecclesiastical district formed in 1878 out of portions of Dore and Norton parishes. The church of St John the Evangelist was built in 1876 by John Roberts esq. of Abbeydale Park. It is "an edifice in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, organ chamber, vestry, south porch and an eastern turret containing one bell". All the windows are stained - two on the north side of the nave are memorials. In 1927, a baptistery in which are three memorial windows was added at the west end to commemorate the jubilee of the church. There are 220 sittings.

The living was then a vicarage, in the gift of trustees, and had been held since 1904 by the Rev. John Arnold Kerfoot B.A. of London University, who was also a surrogate.

St John's Parish Rooms were erected in 1893, for which see the separate entry in this database.

St John's does not have a graveyard, but a Garden of Remembrance was erected in 1972. Records of baptisms 1876-1996, and marriages 1878-1992 are held by Sheffield Archives.

There are some nice photographs on the Parish of Abbeydale and Millhouses (Sheffield) website.


Now or formerly Church of England.

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 SK3224081095. 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 Abbeydale Park (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 17 Dec 2018 at 15:01.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:34:05 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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