Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Hackenthorpe, Beighton
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church,
30 Spring Water Avenue, S12 4HJ,
Hackenthorpe, Beighton, 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 1952, and we understand it is still open.

This is a large, rectangular church built of brick, generously endowed with tall, slender windows, and a half-hexagon shaped western end, set with its longer side parallel to the street. It was built in the 1950s to replace the Chapel of Christ the King in Manvers Road, Beighton, as the following notice in The London Gazette of 25th October 1957 (p.6206) indicates:

A Building certified for worship named OUR LADY OF LOURDES, Springwater Avenue, Hackenthorpe, in the registration district of Chesterfield, in the county of Derby, was on 17th October, 1957, registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 42 of the Marriage Act, 1949, in place of Chapel of Christ the King, Manvers Road, Beighton. Dated 21st October 1957.

The website of Our Lady of Lourdes tells us that Hackenthorpe mission was served initially from St Theresa's Church, on the Manor Estate in Sheffield, and a Mass centre was established at the Birley Hotel in 1952. It had its own priest, Father Peter McDonagh, who was instrumental in the building, and opening of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Its Catholic parish now covers the new developments in Sothall, Waterthorpe and Owlthorpe; and is part of the St Maximilian Kolbe Family of churches. And of course as indicated above in Our Lady of Lourdes registration for marriages, it also serves the community of the former Chapel of Christ the King at Beighton. Part of the St. Maximilian Kolbe Family of churches.


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 is located at OS grid reference SK4110883294. 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 Hackenthorpe, 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 17 Dec 2018 at 15:21.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 21:18:13 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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