Derbyshire Places of Worship

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The Chapel Meeting Room, Derby
The Chapel Meeting Room,
St Helen's House, King Street,
Derby, Derbyshire.


We believe the Chapel does/did not 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 1863, but we don't know whether or not it is still open.

This building is clearly a chapel, though does not advertise itself as such today. Built of red brick, with a small spire, it is on the east side of King Street, opposite the Seven Stars public house, and to the north side of St Helen's House, which has the city's War Memorial on its south boundary. It was formerly the chapel belonging to Derby School - the location is marked as 'Derby School' on old maps.

In its early days, Derby School is believed to have been a school attached to the collegiate church of All Saints, then to the abbey of Darley. Following the Dissolution, it was refounded in 1554 under a grant by Queen Mary, with a schoolroom adjacent to St Peter's Churchyard, where it continued until moving to St Helen's House in 1863. [Source: Mike Berrell/A History of Derbyshire, Gladwyn Turbutt (1999)]


Now or formerly School/College Chapel.

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 Chapel is/was located at OS grid reference SK3500336757. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 7 Dec 2010 at 19:06.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 16:38:17 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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