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Christ Church, Derby
52°55′0.4″N 1°28′42.3″W / 52.916778°N 1.478417°W / 52.916778; -1.478417
Location Derby
Country England
Denomination Serbian Orthodox
Previous denomination Church of England
Dedication Christ Church
Consecrated 16 January 1844
Heritage designation Grade II listed
Architect(s) Matthew Habershon
Groundbreaking 12 July 1838
Completed 1842
Closed 1976

Christ Church, Derby is a Grade II listed former Church of England parish church in Derby now the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Apostles St Peter and St Paul.


The foundation stone for the new church was laid on 10 July 1838 by Sir William Evans, 1st Baronet. The new church was built to the designs of Matthew Habershon and consecrated on 16 January 1844 by the Bishop of Lichfield. The chancel was added in 1865 and the church re-opened on 16 February 1865 The architects were Giles and Brookhouse.

The church was renovated in 1877 when the pews were replaced by stalls, and the church was redecorated, under the supervision of F J Robinson of Derby, architect.

In 1972, the parish merged with Holy Trinity Church, Derby, and the building was closed in 1976 and disposed of in 1977. It was sold to the Serbian Orthodox Church.


The church contained an organ by Francis Booth dating from 1855. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.


  • Tom G. Taylor ca. 1883
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