Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Matthew the Apostle's Church, Renishaw, Eckington
St Matthew the Apostle's Church,
Main Road, S21 3WP,
Renishaw, Eckington, 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 1908, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1912 records a district church of Eckington - unnamed, but "built in 1908 at a cost of £4,000, the greater part of which was given by the Rev. H.T. Morgan, vicar of Eckington 1894-1902. The Rev. Rees Jones B.A. was then curate in charge. Kelly's Directory of 1932 provided identical details, but by then, the Rev. Alexander Warnock Smith was its curate.

It replaced an earlier building, erected in 1887, which subsequently became the Church Hall. See the separate entry in this database for further details.


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 is located at OS grid reference SK4473377882. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 26 Dec 2014 at 09:44.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 17:38:40 BST 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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