Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Door of Hope Sanctuary and Christian Centre (Demolished), Normanton, Derby
Door of Hope Sanctuary and Christian Centre (Demolished),
Sinfin Lane / Osmaston Park Road,
Normanton, Derby, 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 after 1963, but we understand it was closed by 1990.

The Door of Hope Sanctuary and Christian Centre first came to my attention in a list of Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010); however it would appear that it closed long before 2010.

According to the notice of its closure, published in The London Gazette of 26th July 1990 (p.12414), its congregation were meeting on the Ground Floor of Building in Normanton Barracks, Sinfin Lane, and Osmaston Park Road, Derby. However it must have closed before that, as the Barracks themselves were closed, and demolished in the early 1980s. Certainly, Maps of 1985-1988 show an empty area where the Barracks used to be, on the south east corner of the junction of Sinfin Lane and Osmaston Park Road.

The Barracks is labelled on early Maps as "Normanton Barracks (Infantry) 45th Regimental District", later simply as "Normanton Barracks". The site covered a large square, and contained several buildings arranged around a quadrangle, including its own hospital in the north east corner of the site. No doubt other services were catered for too, though only the hospital is shown on the Maps. In 1949, the hospital is no longer marked and there are two Tennis Courts, one in the centre, replacing the quadrangle, so perhaps it was beginning to be turned over for secular activities.

I was unable to find a notice in the Gazette declaring the "Door of Hope" registered for worship, but as Normanton Barracks remained commissioned until 1963, one might reasonably assume that it must have been after that.

See also Norton Barracks on Wikipedia for further information.


Now or formerly Christians.

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 in the town/village nearest OS grid reference SK3521933406. 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 Normanton, Derby, 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 3 Dec 2018 at 10:33.

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This Report was created 24 May 2022 - 01:07:43 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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