Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Castlefields Church, Derby
Castlefields Church,
Traffic Street,
Derby, 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 after 1870, and we understand it is still open.

A modest little church, originally called 'Derby Town Mission', and opposite what is now 'Westfield Derby' retail outlet, which occupies the site of the former Traffic Street Congregational Chapel, demolished in 1961 for road widening.

A description of its beginnings, in the 1870s, "when Christian railway men went street preaching in this area of Derby" is available on Castlefields Church website.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 1st December 1903 (p.7959) recorded its original registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duty certified for religious worship, named DERBY TOWN MISSION CHAPEL, situated at Traffic-street, Derby, in the civil parish of Derby, in the county borough of Derby, in Derby registration district, was, on the twenty-sixth November, 1903, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6th and 7th Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 27th November, 1903.

A further registration, dated 18th Mary 1937, recorded the registration of "DERBY TOWN MISSION" in Traffic Street being substituted for a Building named Derby Town Mission Chapel, situate at Top of Traffic Street, now disused. There is a postcard showing it about this time in the "Then and Now" section of Andy Savage's Derby Photos. "Traffic Street view, Derby" includes a "Then" postcard of 1936 and a "Now" photograph of 2006 - Castlefields Church is immediately identifiable on the right hand side of both images.

See also Traffic Street Congregational Chapel elsewhere in this database.


Now or formerly Evangelical.

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 SK3567135746. 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 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 19 Dec 2018 at 11:18.

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This Report was created 28 Nov 2023 - 16:38:10 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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