Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Ashbourne Methodist Church, Ashbourne
Ashbourne Methodist Church,
Church Street, DE6 1AE,
Ashbourne, 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 1880, and we understand it is still open.

Ashbourne Methodist Church was built in 1880-81 as a replacement for an earlier Wesleyan Chapel, in Compton Street (described elsewhere in this database). The following notice in The London Gazette of 27th May 1881 (p.2762) recorded the "hand over" of the registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named the Wesleyan Chapel, situate in Church-street, Ashbourne, in the parish of Ashbourne, in the county of Derby, in the district of Ashbourne, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was, on the 26th day of April, 1881, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, cap. 85, being substituted for the building known as the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, situate at Compton-street Ashbourne, in the parish of Sturston in the said county, now disused. Dated 28th April 1881.

In common with many churches these days, the Methodist Church has its own coffee shop. The Cornerstone Cafe, next to the church, opened on 1st May 1998. In addition, the former day school premises (the Gateway Centre) beneath the Church was, in 2014 when I first prepared this account, providing residential accommodation in 6 dormitories for up to 27 people, for varying booking periods. If this is still the case, details will be available on the Ashbourne Methodist Circuit website.

There may be more information available by by selecting one or more of the accompanying images on the right.


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 SK1785646565. 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 Ashbourne, 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 Feb 2019 at 11:35.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:36:43 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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