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All Saints Church, Risley
All Saints Church,
Derby Road, DE72 3SY,
Risley, Derbyshire.


This Church has (or had) 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 1593, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 describes All Saints Church as "an ancient edifice of stone in the Early English style, erected in 1593 and consecrated in 1632". It consists of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and a tower with pinnacles containing 3 bells, dated 1690 and 1790. A peal of 8 tubular bells was added in 1893. There are memorial windows to the Rev. John Hancock M.A. and Roberta Mary, his wife, of Risley Hall, to William Hayhurst Hall, d.1864, Mrs Hope, and the Rev. Henry Banks Hall. In 191 a memorial window to Major Basil Terah Hooley M.C., who died 28 Oct 1918, was placed in the north aisle. The font is an alabaster bowl, supported on a square pedestal of the same material. An oak screen, "beautifully carved", separates the nave from the chancel. The parish records date from 1707, "an entry being made in 1824 to the effect that no registeries except burials and wedings coming to Wilne were kept in this record since 1719". Outside the church is a cross erected in memory of the men connected with the parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-1918.

Risley with Breaston St Michael was formerly a curacy in the parish of Sawley. The curacy was created a parish in 1868, but the two remained annexed until 1897, when separate parishes of Breaston and Risley were created.


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 SK4610735699. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 14 Sep 2013 at 15:53.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:46:13 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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