Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Alkmund's Church (20thC), Derby
St Alkmund's Church (20thC),
40 Kedleston Road, DE22 1GU,
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 in 1972, and we understand it is still open.

The modern St Alkmund's church is a replacement for the city centre church of St Alkmund, built in 1846, which was "a handsome and commodious edifice, with a tower and spire at the western end 207 feet in height (with) accomodation for 1,250 persons"

It was demolished in 1968, to make room for the Derby City bypass, and has been replaced by the present building, but the name of the original church is retained in that portion of the bypass, as "St Alkmund's Way" near to where it stood.

The plaques on the accompanying photographs read:

To the Glory of God this Foundation
Stone was laid by Cyril Lord Bishop
of Derby on the 21 March 1970


This church was consecrated on 18th. March 1972
by Cyril, Bishop of Derby. It replaces a former one
built in 1845 which stood on a site near King St.
where a Church of St Alkmund had been from
the Ninth Century until 1968.
Vicar. H.W.R. Bywater
Churchwardens. P.D. Lucas - W.A. White
Architects. Naylor, Sale & Widdows


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 SK3466537188. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 29 Nov 2010 at 14:08.

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This Report was created 1 Dec 2023 - 16:23:08 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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