Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Hathersage Methodist Church, Hathersage
Hathersage Methodist Church,
Oddfellows Road, S32 1BB,
Hathersage, 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 1939, and we understand it is still open.

Hathersage Methodist Church is a relative "newcomer" to the scene, being erected in 1939 to replace an earlier building, situated on the Main Road. Joseph Ollerenshaw, one of the oldest members of the congregation, performed the opening ceremony on 30th December - for which details I am grateful to the booklet Hathersage: Images of the Past, published in 2000 by the Historical Hathersage Millennium Project, p.50.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 9th February 1940 (p.796) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named METHODIST CHAPEL situated at Hathersage in the civil parish of Hathersage in Bakewell registration district in the county of Derby was on the 5th February 1940, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Will. IV, c.85, being substituted for the Building named Methodist Chapel, situate at Hathersage, now disused. Dated 7th February 1940.

In more recent years, Hathersage Methodist Church's website says they celebrated its 70th anniversary on 3rd May 2009, so evidently services had begun before its official opening.

There may be more information available by by selecting one or more of the accompanying images on the right.


Now or formerly 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 is located at OS grid reference SK2313081472. 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 Hathersage, 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 3 Jan 2015 at 11:11.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 17:50:14 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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