Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Trinity Methodist Church (United Methodist Free), Eckington
Trinity Methodist Church (United Methodist Free),
128 High Street,
Eckington, 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 by 1860, but we understand it was closed by 1996.

The stonework above the entrance indicates this is "U.M. Free Church A.D. 1875. There is also a street number in the circular pane within the "tympanum" of 128.

Old Maps of 1967 label it as "Trinity Methodist Church". At that time also there were two Farms - Green Hall Farm, to the west of the Church, and Broomhall Farm on the opposite side of the road.

It was, apparently, predated by an earlier United Methodist Free Church, in Chapel Street, Eckington, as a notice published in The London Gazette of 13th April 1860 (p.1439) recorded its registration for marriages. Also the catalogue of Nonconformist Registers at Sheffield Archives refers to a register of baptisms at Eckington's United Methodist Free Chapel which begins in 1860, indicating a degree of continuity.

A notice cancelling the registration (for marriages) of "Methodist Church, High Street, Eckington" was published in the Gazette of 30th May 1996 (p.7442), which presumably refers to the 1860 registration, as no intervening notices of cancellation and re-registration has been found.


Now or formerly Free/United Methodist.

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 at OS grid reference SK4247779201. 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 Eckington, 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 23 Dec 2014 at 14:50.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 15:20:17 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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