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St Mark's Church, Mosborough, Eckington
St Mark's Church,
High Street,
Mosborough, Eckington, 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 1877, and we understand it is still open.

Mosborough is described in various 19th and early 20thC Directories as a hamlet (of Eckington), one mile north from Eckington Church, and a Roman settlement. The Church of St Mark, described initially as a Mission, or chapel of ease to Eckington, was erected in 1887 at a cost of £3,995. It is described as "a building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave of two bays, vestries and an embattled tower, containing a clock, initially to seat 300 persons. In 1891, the Rev. Seymour Stookes M.A. of Edinburgh University, had been curate in charge since 1889, but in 1895, the Rev. Charles Frederick William Thomas Williams M.A. of St John's College Cambridge held the post.

By 1932, however, Mosborough had become a parish in its own right, with a living in the gift of the Bishop of Derby, held since 1929 (the year it became a parish) by the Rev. George Thomas Roberts L.Th. of Durham University. By that time also it had a Mission Hall of its own, erected in 1898 for the residents of Holbrook and Halfway.

Mosborough was transferred to the City of Sheffield in 1968, and to Sheffield Diocese in 1974, so its parish registers are to be found in Sheffield Archives. These include baptisms for the period 1877-1973, and marriages 1887-1984, which suggests that services were held in a schoolroom, or parish hall a full ten years before St Mark's was opened. Eckington itself, however, remains in Derbyshire.


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 SK4262881063. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 14 Jul 2016 at 15:15.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 23:15:35 BST 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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