Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Christopher's Church, Normanton, Derby
St Christopher's Church,
Shaftesbury Crescent, DE23 8NA,
Normanton, Derby, 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 1903, but we understand it was closed after 1951.

St Christopher's Mission Church was built as a Chapel of Ease to St Thomas the Apostle (in Pear Tree Road). It is recorded both in Derbyshire Record Office's catalogue of Church of England Registers, and in Kelly's Directory of 1912 (p.153) as such; but the latter also provides its address as Shaftesbury Crescent. Old Maps of 1951-1952 show it on the south side of the street, close to its junction with Holcombe Street, labelled as "St Christopher's Mission Church".

In more recent times, the building is known to have been taken over by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St George, but it would appear that the latter is also now closed, as a Google StreetView drive-past of 2010 showed building supplies piled up outside, and no appearance of it still being in use. This is confirmed by an article "Bid to build flats on disused church site" published in the Derby Telegraph website on 3rd June 2010, as it states that "St George's Church, in Shaftesbury Crescent, Normanton, has not been used for five years after numbers of worshippers dwindled".

The article also provided the information that the church was built in 1903 by the Derby builders Gee, Walker & Slater.


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 SK3571534138. 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 Normanton, Derby, 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 6 Nov 2014 at 13:23.

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This Report was created 1 Dec 2023 - 15:41:14 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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