Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St John's Methodist Church, Hayfield
St John's Methodist Church,
New Mills Road, SK22 2EX,
Hayfield, 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 1782, and we understand it is still open.

This church was built originally in 1782 for a congregation which was formed in the mid 17th century. The Venetian window above the entrance porch has a tablet underneath which is inscribed 'Wesleyan chapel erected 1782 A.D.' [Source: Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire (1986)]

It is also mentioned in the Wikipedia article on Hayfield, which refers to a locally sourced booklet: St John's Methodist Church, Hayfield; 1782-1982: A Bicentenary History.

It was the first of 3 Methodist Chapels in Hayfield, and amongst the oldest in continuous use in the UK, according to the Brief History on St John's Methodist Church own website, and possibly opened by John Wesley himself. The other Methodist Chapels in Hayfield were Bethel, founded 1836, and Hugh Bourne's Primitive Methodist Chapel, founded in 1867.


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 SK0359086832. 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 Hayfield, 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 3 Dec 2018 at 12:40.

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This Report was created 1 Dec 2023 - 16:33:51 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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