Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Laurence Convent, Belper
St Laurence Convent,
Field Lane (corner of St Laurence Gardens),
Belper, 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 1882, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when.

Kelly's Directory of 1895 describes this Anglican convent of the Sisters of St Laurence as "situated near the station... a building of stone, erected in 1882, and contains an orphanage and school for the daughters of professional men; the sisters are also engaged in parochial visiting and nursing; the rule of the sisters is based on that of East Grinstead and there are branch houses at St Anne's, Derby and at East Retford, Notts; the Bishop of Southwell is the visitor and the Rev. E.A. Hillyard B.A. vicar of Christ Church, is chaplain".

The Convent is now closed and the building has been converted into apartments. [Source: Rosemary Lockie and Mike Berrell]


Now or formerly Anglican (Convent).

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 SK3488247680. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 18 Apr 2011 at 12:17.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 11:33:40 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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