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St Chad's Church, Derby
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52°54′41.9″N 1°28′57.7″W / 52.911639°N 1.482694°W / 52.911639; -1.482694
Location Derby, Derbyshire
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Dedication St Chad
Consecrated 5 June 1882
Architect(s) H. Turner
Groundbreaking 19 April 1881
Construction cost £7,000 (equivalent to £5,340,000 in 2021).
Closed 1 January 1995
Demolished 1996
Length 94 feet (29 m)
Nave width 31.5 feet (9.6 m)

St Chad's Church, Derby was a Church of England parish church in Derby, Derbyshire.


The foundation stone was laid on 19 April 1881 by Mr. Fitzherbert Wright. The architect was Mr. H. Turner of New Court Chambers, 57 Chancery Lane, London, and the contractor was G. Hewitt of London Road, Derby.

The church was consecrated on 5 June 1882 by Rt. Revd. Augustus Legge, the Bishop of Lichfield.

Pevsner described the church as rock faced with an east bell-turret. A typical 'railway church.

It was closed on 1 January 1995 and demolished in 1996. In 1996 the four parishes of St James’, Derby, St Augustine's, Derby and St Thomas’, Derby were united as the new parish of Walbrook Epiphany.


An organ was installed in 1882 by Nicholson and Lord. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.


  • W.G. Parkinson 1882 - 1896
  • T. Herbert Bennett 1896 - 1905 (previously organist at St Thomas' Church, Derby, afterwards organist of All Saints’ Church, Derby)
  • Henry Ravensdale 1905 - 1914 (formerly organist of Darley Abbey Church)
  • G.H. Boulderstone 1917 - 1945 (afterwards organist of St Peter's Church, Derby)
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