Our Churches

All Saints, Alderwasley

The church is to be found next door to Alderwasley Hall School. The village of Alderwasley is one of the largest, geographically, in the country and being a little isolated, the church is not normally open during the day.

St James, Bonsall

Bonsall church is high on the hill above the village of Bonsall right next to the church school. The village is a thriving community with many social groups and fascinating houses. It has two pubs, a cafe and farmshop/deli. The church is open during dayligh hours.

All Saints, Bradbourne

The church is found next to Bradbourne Hall, and has splendid views across typical Dales rolling countryside. The actor Alan Bates, who had a home in the village, is buried with his wife and son in the churchyard. You will see a memorial fountain at the top of the lane to the church. The church is open during the day.

St James, Brassington

The church sits high on the side of a hill overlooking Brassington village, and is open for viewing during summer months. Brassington village has a school and two very good pubs but no shop. The view from the church porch is worth the climb.

St Margaret's, Carsington

St Margaret's is a gem of a church set in the heart of the village opposite the green. It is assumed to have been built in the C13th with the present configuration dating from around 1320. Sir John Philip Gell the land owner erected the impressive wooden gallery at the west end for the estate tenants in 1704. Historical information on structural alterations, stained glass, St Margaret herself, important landowners and unusual parishioners of earlier centuries, activities and links to the village school is available in the church which is open all week. The welcome display at the back of the church provides information for visitors on where to stay, eat, visit, walk and what to see plus other local attractions. As 'the spAce', the church is open for use by local residents and groups as a community facility.

All Saints, Elton

Elton is a small farming village which recently won the Derbyshire Village of the Year award. It has a strong sense of community, and the church enjoys a great deal of support from the village. The church school is next door to the church, and Elton has both pub and sub post office as well as a well visited cafe famous for home cooking and for being a popular meeting place for cyclists. The church is open during the day.

St James, Idridgehay

Idridgehay is situated on the main road into Wirksworth from Derby, with easy access to the Ecclesbourne Valley station in the village. The church is a Victorian building which is open daily. The building hosts community and visitor events, details of which are to be found on the Team website. There is a fine garden in front of the church which is available for people to stop and enjoy the view.

Holy Trinity, Kirk Ireton

The delightfully intimate space in Kirk Ireton church provides inspiration to those who call in, as the church is open during the week. The village has a church school, village hall, pub and post office with a community shop, and enjoys a thriving social life.

Holy Trinity, Middleton

Middleton boasts a proud association with the local limestone quarrying industry. The church, unusual for an Anglican church for its "chapel" style architecture is full of light from the large windows, and is open during the day. It is next door to the county school with which is has strong links. Middleton has two pubs, a post office, and a wonderful Millenium Garden.

St Mary's, Wirksworth

St Mary is the largest church in our team. It stands in a churchyard long since closed for burials, which now provides green space in the centre of the town. Its cruciform shape provides a fascinating space for the visitor to explore the many corners in which wonderful discoveries in stone and marble are to be found. The market town of Wirksworth has a good number of ships, schools, eating places and pubs for the visitor to discover and is fast becoming a popular tourist destination in the Derbyshire Dales. The annual Wirksworth Arts Festival sprang out of the celebration of the church's patronal festival. The traditional "clypping" services on that day involves the congregation joining hands around the church to embrace or "clypp" it.