Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Osmund's Church, Osmaston, Derby
St Osmund's Church,
London Road, Wilmorton, DE24 8UW,
Osmaston, Derby, 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 1905, and we understand it is still open.

St Osmund's was designed by Percy Currie, the brother of Lancelot Currie, its first Vicar, in a "late Victorian Gothic" style. Inside it has "an unusual set of Stations of the Cross in plaster of paris and a striking Rood Screen", and there are superb acoustics.

This was not apparently the first church for Osmaston, as The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland states its church was dedicated to All Saints, of which Kelly's Directory of 1895 says "is an ancient edifice of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, vestry, south porch and an eastern turret containing one bell, and is the successor of a church or chantry of Norman origin existing here in 1127".

Derbyshire Record Office's catalogue of Church of England Registers says Osmaston by Derby "parish was centred originally on St James's church, and after 1905 on St Osmund. Part of the parish was transferred to a new parish of St Bartholomew in 1927. United with parish of St Andrew, Derby, 1969, St James and St Osmund churches both now demolished".

It is possible they intended to say that St James and St Andrew's churches were demolished, as St Osmund is still standing, now (2010) dedicated to 'St Andrew with St Osmund'. St Andrew's House has been built on the site where St Andrew's Church used to be, and (in 1998) a Social Security Office was occupying the premises. Their reference to St James's church, described elsewhere in their catalogue as "St James the Less", appears to have been a rededication of All Saints, some time between Kelly's Directory of 1895 and Kelly in 1912. [Sources: A Church Near You, Derbyshire Record Office's catalogue of Church of England Registers, and Mike Salter's The Old Parish Churches of Derbyshire (1998)]


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 SK3733934192. 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 Osmaston, Derby, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

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Information last updated on 13 Dec 2010 at 18:08.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 04:35:07 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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