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St Mary’s Church, Crich
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Dedication||St Mary the Virgin|
|Heritage designation||Grade I listed|
|Diocese||Diocese of Derby|
The church dates from 1135 and has additions in the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries, with a vestry added in the 20th century.
The church was hit by lightning on 5 February 1945, which caused a fire to start. It was extinguished by local volunteers armed with stirrup pumps.
The church is in a joint parish with All Saints' Church, South Wingfield.
- Sir William de Wakebridge (c. 1369)
- Godfrey Beresford (d. 1513)
- Sir John Clay (d. 1632)
- German Pole (d. 1588
- German Wheatcroft (d. 1857)
The church had a pipe organ by William Hill and Son dating from 1913. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register. In 2012 it was up for sale.
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