History of the Chapel

Over its 200-year history, the chapel on Brook Street in Derby has played a central role in the lives of the faithful – preachers rallied their flock with fire and brimstone sermons, couples were married, babies christened and the dead, buried. During this time, the Chapel underwent several major expansions, was converted from General Baptist ministry to Wesley and was nearly destroyed by fire!

Worship continued at the Chapel into the New Millennium, but the cost of maintaining the 200-year-old property had fallen on the few remaining members and reluctantly, in March 2002, a decision to close the Chapel was taken. The final service was held in May 2002.

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