Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Mosborough Methodist Church, Mosborough, Eckington
Mosborough Methodist Church,
Chapel Street, S20 5BT,
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 1839, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directories of 1891 onwards record a Wesleyan Chapel in Mosborough, and Primitive Methodist Chapels at Mosborough, and at Holbrook. Bulmer's Directory of 1895 goes a step further, recording that the Primitive Methodist Chapel in Mosborough was erected in 1869, and Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in 1889.

Evidently, though these were not Mosborough's first Chapels, as a return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/448/4/2/11) refers to a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel erected in 1839 in "Mosboro Village, Parish of Eckington, County of Derbs, Chesterfield Poor Law Union". It was a separate building, "with Sunday School beneath" used exclusively as a place of worship. There was sitting provided for 66, and 80 free sittings; and the average congregation was 60 in the afternoon, and 80 in the evenings, with 70 pupils attending afternoon Sunday School. The return was completed by Thomas Hutton, its Steward, who gave his address as "Mosbro' Near Eckington, Chesterfield".

Thus it seems likely that the Wesleyan Chapel Bulmer refers to was a rebuilding, or resiting of the original.

When both the Primitive, and Wesleyan Chapels were still open for worship, as was the case at the time Maps of 1956 were prepared, they were known respectively as "Mosborough Queen Street Methodist Church", and "Mosborough Trinity Methodist Church".

The former was closed by 1976 (when its registration for marriages was cancelled) and has since been adopted by the Salvation Army, whilst the latter has survived, though the name "Trinity" has been dropped to reflect its unique status as "Mosborough Methodist Church".

The following notice in The London Gazette of 14th May 1901 (p.3298) recorded its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building named the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, situated at Chapel-street, Mosborough, in the civil parish of Eckington, in the county of Derby, in the registration district of Chesterfield, being a building certified according to law as a place of meeting for religious worship, was on the 7th day of May, 1901, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, c.85. Dated 9th May 1901.

It is a large rectangular building of stone, with (unusually for a Methodist Church) north and south transepts, each with a prominent rose window. There is a central porch at the front, above which is another larger rose window, and in addition there are several smaller windows, filled with plain glass.

There was also a Sunday School in Cadman Street, believed to date from 1900. Today this is the Church Hall.

Note: although Eckington remains in Derbyshire, Mosborough was transferred to the City of Sheffield in 1968.


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 SK4243280945. 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 Mosborough, Eckington, 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 11:20.

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This Report was created 17 May 2022 - 02:35:39 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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