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St Mary’s Church, Crich
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St Mary’s Church, Crich
Location Crich
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Dedication St Mary the Virgin
Heritage designation Grade I listed
Completed 1135
Bells 8
Parish Crich
Deanery Alfreton
Archdeaconry Chesterfield
Diocese Diocese of Derby

St Mary's Church, Crich is a Grade I listed parish church in the Church of England in Crich, Derbyshire.


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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