Derbyshire Places of Worship

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The Gospel Hall Bakewell, Bakewell
The Gospel Hall Bakewell,
Church Lane / Bagshaw Hill,
Bakewell, 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 1891, and we understand it is still open.

This place of worship is listed in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) as having a congregation of Christian Brethren.

Its first known appearance on Old Maps (marked simply as "Ch") is in 1970, but the building, and indeed its congregation, is considerably older. It is recorded in Bakewell - the Ancient Capital of the Peak (Halsgrove, 2005, p.63), as Oddfellows Hall. It was rented in 1879 by a Primitive Methodist congregation, until 1891, when they erected a chapel of their own in Water Lane. It was then taken over by the Christian Assembly, a group who had been meeting previously in the house of a Mr. Sellars in The Avenue, who "sought to recreate what they considered was a form of worship more in keeping with the New Testament". Their church continued to grow, and in 1949, they bought the building, and subsequently renamed it to "Gospel Hall". Thus by 2005, they had "completed over a century of worship here".

It is one of 3 Gospel Halls in Derbyshire listed on the website Gospel Halls UK and Republic of Ireland, the others being in Killamarsh (Ebenezer Gospel Hall) and Chesterfield (Littlemoor Gospel Chapel).


Now or formerly Christian Brethren.

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 SK2156968578. 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 Bakewell, 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 27 Oct 2018 at 14:31.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 19:49:04 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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