Derbyshire Places of Worship

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New Life Church (formerly Wycliffe Congregational), Alfreton
New Life Church (formerly Wycliffe Congregational),
Church Street, DE55 7AH,
Alfreton, 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 by 1999, and we understand it is still open.

Alfreton New Life Church meets in the former Wycliffe Congregational Church building, erected in 1850. It is situated on the south side of Church Street, on the opposite side to the Parish Church of St Martin. It is rectangular, with a a tower at the north west corner, and a small turret at the north east corner opposite, on the side facing the road. The entrance is through a round-arched doorway in the base of the tower.

It was closed as Wycliffe Congregational Church (or Wycliffe URC, as it became) in 1997. Then by 2002, an article - "New Jobs in £1m flagship project" - published on 18th September that year by The Derbyshire Times tells us "the former Wycliffe Church in Church Street [had become] the King's Community Church. Further confirmation of this is provided by a reference to a lottery grant the K.C.C. was awarded on 14th October 1999, for which see the Got Lottery website.

It is also listed as such in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010). In the present day (2016) however, signs on the outside of the building indicate it is a "New Life Church", so either a transfer of ownership has taken place, or its congregation has had a change of direction.

It does not appear to have been registered for marriages to take place under either name, so the reason behind the (apparent) change of name will have to remain a mystery for the time being.


Now or formerly New Life Church.

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 SK4086855773. 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 Alfreton, 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 21 Jul 2016 at 13:29.

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This Report was created 19 May 2022 - 05:50:19 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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