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St Thomas’ Church, Brampton
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St Thomas’ Church, Brampton
53°13′54.12″N 1°27′32.76″W / 53.2317000°N 1.4591000°W / 53.2317000; -1.4591000
Location Brampton, Derbyshire
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Dedication St Thomas the Martyr
Consecrated 9 August 1832
Heritage designation Grade II listed
Architect(s) Woodhead and Hurst
Groundbreaking 1830
Completed 1831
Construction cost £3,013
Parish St Thomas Brampton
Deanery Chesterfield
Archdeaconry Chesterfield
Diocese Derby
Province Canterbury

St Thomas’ Church, Brampton is a Grade II listed parish church in the Church of England in Brampton, Derbyshire.


The church was built as a Commissioners' church between 1830 and 1831 by the architects John Woodhead and William Hurst. The commissioners awarded a grant of £2,063 (equivalent to £150,615 in 2021). It was consecrated on 9 August 1832.

The church was restored in 1887 when the high-backed pews were replaced with open pitch pine seating to provide accommodation for an extra 100 people. The church was cleaned and colour washed, and painted. The heating apparatus was improved. The circular communion rails were removed and replaced with straight ones. The altar was replaced and hung with curtains on either side. This restoration was carried out by Messrs. Marsden and Son of Brampton.

The foundation stone for the chancel was laid by Mrs. Alfred Barnes of Ashgate on 29 August 1888 and it was constructed by Naylor and Sale of Derby. The new chancel was consecrated by Bishop George Ridding on 7 July 1891.

The church restoration in 1903 by Cole Adams was marred by the death of a Sheffield painter, James Walter Hardy, who fell from a scaffold on 1 July 1903.

Parish status

The church is in a joint parish with St Peter's Church, Holymoorside.


  • Matson Vincent 1831 - 1846 (Vicar)
  • John Beridge Jebb 1846 - 1863 (Vicar)
  • John Magens Mello 1863 - 1887 (Vicar, Rector from 1867)
  • Charles Edward Little 1887 - 1900 (Rector)
  • Edward Starkie Shuttleworth 1900 - 1906 (Rector)
  • Frederick Herbert Burnside 1906 - 1925 (Rector)
  • Hubert John Sillitoe 1925 - 1944 (Rector)
  • John Dawson Hooley 1944 - 1957 (Rector)
  • Lionel William Daffurn 1957 - 1974 (Rector)
  • Vyvyan Watts-Jones 1974 - 1985 (Rector)
  • Christopher John Cokayne Frith 1985 - 2003 (Rector)
  • David Peter Mouncer 2003 - 2008 (Rector)
  • Matthew John Barnes from 2008 (Rector)


The organ by Charles Lloyd of Nottingham was installed in 1906 at a cost of £534. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.

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