Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Barnabas the Apostle's Church, Bradwell
St Barnabas the Apostle's Church,
Church Street,
Bradwell, Derbyshire.


This Church has (or had) 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 1845, and we understand it is still open.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/3/16/16) for "the Bradwell Church Evening Service - as a kind of Chapel of Ease to the Parish of Hope" described a building licensed "abt the year 1845... as an addition Church" erected "by private subscriptions for a sunday school & town's meetings, but licensed as a place of worship pro tem". It had seating for 200, all free, and an estimated congregation on March 30th of 125 at evening service, with the average being slightly higher - 140. It was completed by John Clarke, its Minister, who gave his address as "Bradwell, Bakewell, Derbyshire". So far as the Chapel's endowment was concerned, he recorded that "the additional Curates aid society grants 80 which with 20 from the Vicar make £100".

Note: the present Church of St Barnabas the Apostle was not built until 1868, so the above entry refers to services held in the town's day school at Brookside. There is more information about this in the Chapter on "Early Churchwardens" in Seth Evans's Bradwell: Ancient and Modern (1912).

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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 SK1750081074. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 3 Feb 2015 at 15:06.

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This Report was created 28 Nov 2023 - 16:30:13 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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