Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Belper New Life Church (formerly Belper Christian Centre), Belper
Belper New Life Church (formerly Belper Christian Centre),
16 High Street, DE56 1GF,
Belper, 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 by 1938, and we understand it is still open.

This building is shown on Old Maps from 1938 onwards labelled as "Hall", and by 1958 as "Hall (Assemblies of God)". As it was the only place of worship shown in the High Street at the time, it was probably the "Full Gospel Hall" referenced in the following notice in The London Gazette of 15th February 1938 (p.985):

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named FULL GOSPEL HALL situated at High Street in the civil parish of Belper in Belper registration district in the county of Derby was on the 9th February 1938, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Will. IV, c. 85. Dated 10th February 1938.

By March 2012, however, when I first began researching this account, it had become known as Belper Christian Centre, with a website - - which told us that its congregation had been founded in the early twentieth century by two brothers. We were also told that the building which exists today is its original meeting place; though it was extended in the 1990s, when land became available from the bungalow next to the church.

More recently, however, the Church has forged an alliance with the New Life Church, Derby (in Normanton Road), and it is (as of 2018) considered to be part of their "campus".


Now or formerly Assemblies of God.

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 SK3516747580. 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 Belper, 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 20 Dec 2018 at 09:32.

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This Report was created 28 Nov 2023 - 16:52:02 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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