Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Winifred's Mission Church, New Bolsover
St Winifred's Mission Church   [no longer consecrated]
Carr Vale Road,
New Bolsover, 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 1908, but we understand it was closed about 1963, and the premises are now in secular use.

An account of Religious Life in Bolsover, available in 2010 as part of the Victoria County History website (in 2014, then "Work in Progress") records that by 1908, Bolsover's Church of St Mary had five daughter churches. One of these was St Winifred's, built to serve the villages of New Bolsover and Carr Vale. It was opened in 1908, with seating for 250, and stayed open until the 1960s, closing around 1963. Thereafter the building has been in commercial use, trading as "Practical Pet", but has also been a motor repair workshop.

New Bolsover, at the time of publication of Kelly's Directory of 1932 was described as "the Model Village", lying about half a mile to the south of Bolsover. As well as St Winifred's Mission church, it mentions a Wesleyan Methodist chapel, built in 1904, and a club, erected by the Bolsover Colliery Co. Limited, for the use of their workpeople.

The above-mentioned VCH account records that St Winifred's was named in honour of Winifred, wife of the 6th Duke of Portland, rather than for the saint of that name.


Now or formerly Church of England.

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 SK4665670103. 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 New Bolsover, 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 30 Nov 2014 at 14:34.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 21:02:40 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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