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St Giles’ Church, Derby
St Giles’ Church, Normanton, Derby (Photo by Nikki Mahadevan)
Coordinates: 52°53′53.49″N 1°29′10.88″W / 52.8981917°N 1.4863556°W / 52.8981917; -1.4863556
Location Normanton, Derby
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Conservative Evangelical
Status Active
Dedication St Giles
Consecrated 23 September 1863
Functional status Parish church
Heritage designation Locally listed
Architect(s) Giles and Brookhouse
Groundbreaking 1861
Completed 13 May 1862
Parish Normanton
Deanery Derby City
Archdeaconry Archdeaconry of Derby
Diocese Diocese of Derby
Vicar(s) The Revd Neil Barber
Curate(s) The Revd Steve Boswell
Reader(s) Nigel Selby
Churchwarden(s) James Godwin and Andy Beattie

St Giles’ Church, Normantion, Derby is a locally listed parish church in the Church of England in Normanton, Derby.


The present building replaced a medieval chapel. The church dates from 1861 and was built to the designs of the architects Giles and Brookhouse by the contractors William Bridgart (son of George and Mary Bridgart) and Charles Whiting Bridgart (son of Robert Bridgart snr. and Hannah Bridgart) of Derby. William and Charles were first cousins. It opened for worship on 13 May 1862. It was consecrated on 23 September 1863.

It was enlarged in 1902. Work started on 15 November 1902 when a foundation stone was laid by Fitzherbert Wright, the High Sheriff of Derbyshire. It was substantially reordered and underfloor heating installed in 2010.

Present day

St Giles' Church is within the Conservative Evangelical tradition of the Church of England, and it has passed resolutions to reject the ordination of women.


The church contains an organ by Peter Conacher. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.


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