Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Killamarsh Congregational (now 'New Hope Community Church'), Killamarsh
Killamarsh Congregational (now 'New Hope Community Church'),
71 High Street, S21 1BJ,
Killamarsh, 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 in 1905, but we understand it was closed by 2004.

This former Congregational chapel is listed in Kelly's Directory of 1912 as built in 1905, at a cost of £2,500, and seating 400 with "the former chapel, erected in 1852, now used as a Sunday school". Kelly also mentions a Primitive Methodist and United Methodist chapels in Killamarsh.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 18th May 1886 (p.2409) evidently applies to the 1852 building:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a building, named Ebenezer Congregational Church, situate at Sheepcote Hill, in the parish of Killamarsh, in the county of Derby, in the district of Chesterfield, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was, on the 11th day of May, 1886, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, cap. 85. Dated 12th May 1886.

A similar announcement of the registration of the new building has not been found, but Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide indicates that it was, as it includes records of marriages at Killamarsh Congregational Church for the periods 1913-1942, 1948-1988, and 1996. The corresponding notice of the closure, of "CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, High Street and Chapel Walk, Killamarsh", appeared in the Gazette of 8th October 2004 (p.12709); and the building has since become New Hope Community Church.

There is a separate entry in this database for the former chapel building, named "Ebenezer Chapel" on Old Maps prior to 1905, and as a Sunday-school on later maps.


Now or formerly Congregational.

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 SK4587380652. 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 Killamarsh, 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 10 Dec 2014 at 16:22.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:55:27 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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