Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Chapel of Christ the King, Beighton
Chapel of Christ the King   [no longer consecrated]
Manvers Road,
Beighton, 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 by 1953, but we understand it was closed by 1957, and the premises are now in secular use.

I have been unable to find out for certain where in Manvers Road this 1950s Catholic Chapel was situated, as to the best of my knowledge, it has not been marked on any contemporary Maps. There is, however, a long rectangular building on the north side of the street, a short distance east of the junction with Oak Road, which today (2015) is the Office of D.S. Environmental, but in 1969 was labelled as "Hall". This is, perhaps the most likely location, though there are other possibilities - for instance, the present Beighton Social Club building, or where the Coop store is, on the north-east corner of the junction with Oak Road. Perhaps one day I will find out for sure.

In spite of the Chapel's non-appearance on Maps, it was evidently important enough to be registered for marriages, as the following notice in The London Gazette of 15th May 1953 (p.2721) indicates:

A Building certified for worship named CHAPEL OF CHRIST THE KING, Manvers Road, Beighton, in the registration district of Chesterfield, in the county of Derby, was on 9th May, 1953, registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949. Dated 12th May 1953.

A subsequent notice, published in the Gazette of 25th October 1957 (p.6206) recorded the substitution of "OUR LADY OF LOURDES, Springwater Avenue, Hackenthorpe" for "Chapel of Christ the King, Manvers Road, Beighton" - thus indicating it remained open for at least three years in Beighton. Surprisingly, however it is still listed in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) as "Chapel of Christ the King", in Manvers Road, Beighton, with a congregation which is "Roman Catholic". Its reference is 66364, in comparison with which "Our Lady of Lourdes" in Hackenthorpe is 66363.


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 Church was located at OS grid reference SK4395983797. 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 Beighton, 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 27 Mar 2015 at 15:41.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 04:33:45 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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