Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Elim Church (formerly Gospel Mission Hall), Ashbourne
Elim Church (formerly Gospel Mission Hall)   [no longer registered]
South Street, DE6 1DP,
Ashbourne, 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 1888, but we understand it was closed in 2011, and the premises are now in secular use.

Old Maps indicate that the building subsequently adopted by Elim Church in the early 1950s was built originally (and marked on Old Maps of 1900-1955) as a Mission Hall. It is a small single-storey building of brick with 2 front windows and a central entrance, in an otherwise residential street; and of sufficient vintage to be the same building recorded in Kelly's Directory of 1895 under the name of "Gospel Mission Hall, in South street", erected in 1888, with seating for 100 persons.

The first reference I am aware of it as Elim Church is the following notice in The London Gazette of 4th April 1952 (p.1897) recording its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named ELIM CHURCH situated at South Street, Ashbourne in Ashbourne registration district in the county of Derby was on the 28th March 1952, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949. Dated 31st March 1952.

A subsequent notice in the Gazette of 18th October 2011 indicated the transfer of the Church to its current premises, in Waterside Park. It is not known what has happened to the building since, but it seems probable it has been assigned to secular use.


Now or formerly Elim Pentecostal.

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 SK1804046290. 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 11 Nov 2014 at 12:58.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:09:56 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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