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St Peter’s Church, Belper
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St Peter’s Church, Belper
53°01′30.7″N 1°28′44.2″W / 53.025194°N 1.478944°W / 53.025194; -1.478944Coordinates: 53°01′30.7″N 1°28′44.2″W / 53.025194°N 1.478944°W / 53.025194; -1.478944
Location Belper, Derbyshire
Country England
Denomination Church of England
History
Dedication St Peter
Consecrated 6 September 1824
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade II listed
Architect(s) Matthew Habershon
Completed 1824
Administration
Parish Belper
Deanery Duffield
Archdeaconry Derby
Diocese Derby
Province Canterbury

St Peter’s Church, Belper is a Grade II listed parish church in the Church of England in Belper, Derbyshire.

History

The church was built to the designs of the architect Matthew Habershon. The designs were exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts of 1824. The church was consecrated by the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, Rt. Revd. Henry Ryder on 6 September 1824.

Parish status

The church is in a joint parish with:

  • St Swithun’s Church, Belper
  • St Mark’s Church, Openwoodgate, Belper

Memorials

  • George Brettle, 1835 by Sir Richard Westmacott.

Organ

The first organ dating from around 1754 was installed second hand from the old chapel of St John. It was sold to St Luke's Church, Heage when a new organ was provided by William Holt of Bradford at a cost of 300 guineas (equivalent to £21,900 in 2018),2018 and was opened on 22 December 1853. This was rebuilt in 1873 by Radcliffe & Sagar of Woodhouse Lane in Leeds enlarging it to become an instrument of 3-manual & pedals. In 1902 J.H. Adkins of Derby overhauled the organ and made some tonal changes. In 1978/9 some further work was done by Edmund Stow. A specification of the current organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.

Organists

  • Isaac Hanson ca. 1860
  • W. A. Shaw ???? - 1871 (afterwards organist of Salem Chapel, Belper)
  • Thomas Barker Mellor 1871 - 1877
  • Walter Wardle Windle F.C.O. 1882 - 1930 (formerly organist of Brimington)
  • Reginald G. Harvey 1930 -  ????

Bells

The church tower contains 8 bells all cast in 1925 by John Taylor of Loughborough.

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