St Luke's Church, Derby facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSt. Luke's Church, Derby
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Heritage designation||Grade II* listed|
|Architect(s)||Henry Isaac Stevens|
|Length||122 feet (37 m)|
|Width||46 feet (14 m)|
|Diocese||Diocese of Derby|
The church was erected between 1868 and 1871 to designs by the architects Henry Isaac Stevens and Frederick Josias Robinson. The church was consecrated on Saturday 24 June 1871 by the Bishop of Lichfield George Selwyn. In the 1880s, a mission church of St George was opened in the Firs Estate.
A temporary organ was obtained when the church was first opened, but resources were found to purchase a new three-manual organ from Abbott of Leeds and this was opened on 18 October 1881. A specification of the current organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.
- Henry Houseley 1870 –1882
- George Bramley 1882 - 1884
- Arthur Rawlinson Wood 1884 -1901
- Norman Hibbert 1901 - 1912 (afterwards organist of St Werburgh's Church, Derby)
- Arthur Griffin Claypole 1912 – 1914
- A W Wilford 1915 - 1918
- Arthur Griffin Claypole 1918 – 1921
- A.H. Fithyan 1921 - 1924
- Alban Claughton 1924 - 1925
- Fred Morley 1925 - 1927 (afterwards organist of All Saints' Church, Ripley)
- Horace Barker 1927 - 1933
- Hubert Henry Norsworthy 1933 - 1942
- Colin William Mellor 1963–77
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