Derbyshire Places of Worship

We have 1 Image Whaley Bridge Uniting Church, Whaley Bridge (63k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Mike Berrell
See more of Mike's photos on
The Churches of Britain and Ireland website.
Whaley Bridge Uniting Church, Whaley Bridge
Whaley Bridge Uniting Church,
6 Buxton Road,
Whaley Bridge, 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 1821, and we understand it is still open.

Originally a Methodist Church, and now comprising a group of three buildings, with its earliest (centre) portion dating from 1821. Apparently this was a Sunday-school, and has a wall anchor 'W' at the front indicating 'Wesleyan'. The whole is now a Listed property, and mentioned in Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire (1986).

There is a plaque on the apex of the leftmost building further indicating it was a Methodist Chapel, with a date A.D. 1867 - described in Kelly's Directory of 1932 as Wesleyan Methodist, (re)built in 1867, with seating for 800. The rightmost building of the group is a schoolroom, of late 19thC date, and has 3 stories.

In 1983 the Methodists formed a local ecumenical partnership with the United Reformed Church, becoming the "Whaley Bridge Uniting Partnership". Later they were joined by a Baptist congregation, and this Church is now one of their three places of worship in the area, the others being Fernilee Methodist Church and Kettleshulme Chapel.

It should be pointed out that this is a "Uniting" (not "United") Partnership, or to quote the Church's former website "we are not the United Partnership - we are the Uniting Partnership".


Now or formerly Wesleyan 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 SK0119581191. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 20 Dec 2018 at 10:42.

Search for other Places of Worship in Derbyshire, or in another County in this Database

Please choose a County by selecting one of the Tabs below.
Note: you MUST choose a County - searching all four at once is not an option!

Search Tips:

You can specify either a Place, or OS Grid Reference to search for. When you specify a Place, only entries for that place will be returned, with Places of Worship listed in alphabetical order. If you specify a Grid Reference, Places of Worship in the immediate vicinity will be listed, in order of distance from the Grid Reference supplied. The default is to list 10, but you can specify How Many you want to see, up to a maximum of 100.

You can further refine your search by supplying other search terms.

Please note the above provides a search of selected fields in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database on this site ( only. For other counties, or for a full search of the Database, you might like to try the site's Google Custom Search, which includes full webpage content.

Further Information

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no affiliation with the churches or congregations themselves, nor is it intended to provide a means to find places of worship in the present day.

Please also remember that whilst the above account may suggest that Whaley Bridge Uniting Church remains open and accessible, this may not remain so.

Do not copy any part of this page or website other than for personal use or as given in our Terms and Conditions of Use.

You may wish to take a look at our About the Places of Worship Database page for an overview of the information provided, and any limitations which may be present.

This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 11:28:24 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.

URL of this page:
Logo by courtesy of the Open Clip Art Library