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St James' The Greater's Church, Derby
St James' The Greater's Church, Derby
St James' The Greater's Church, Derby is located in Derbyshire
St James' The Greater's Church, Derby
St James' The Greater's Church, Derby
Location in Derbyshire
52°54′29.6″N 1°28′10.1″W / 52.908222°N 1.469472°W / 52.908222; -1.469472
Location Derby, Derbyshire
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Dedication St James the Greater
Consecrated 27 December 1866
Heritage designation Grade II listed
Architect(s) Joseph Peacock
Groundbreaking 18 June 1866
Parish Walbrook Epiphany
Deanery Derby South
Archdeaconry Derby
Diocese Diocese of Derby

St James The Greater's Church, Derby is a Church of England parish church in Derby, Derbyshire.


The church is situated in Malcolm Street, Normanton, Derby, DE23 8LS.

The corner stone was laid on 18 June 1866 by the Archdeacon of Derby, Ven. Thomas Hill. The architect was Joseph Peacock of Bloomsbury Square, London and the contractor was William Huddlestone of Lincoln. Construction proceeded quickly and the church was consecrated by the Bishop of Lichfield on 27 December 1866 although the planned tower and spire had not been completed.

In 1996 the four parishes of St Thomas’, Derby, St Augustine’s, Derby and St Chad’s, Derby were united with St James as the new parish of Walbrook Epiphany. St James’ Church building is currently leased out as the Alter Rock climbing centre.


An organ was installed by Brindley & Foster and used for the first time on Easter Sunday, 1874. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register. The organ has now been removed from the building.


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