St Alkmund's (new) Church, Derby

St Alkmund's Church is a Church of England parish church on Kedleston Road in Derby. It was built in the 1970s to replace the Victorian St Alkmund's Church which had been demolished in 1968 to enable the construction of the Derby inner ring road, St Alkmund's Way (A601).[1]

St Alkmund's Church, Derby
St Alkmund and St Werburgh, Derby
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St Alkmund's Church, Derby is located in Derbyshire
St Alkmund's Church, Derby
St Alkmund's Church, Derby
Location within Derbyshire
52°55′51.7″N 1°29′08.09″W / 52.931028°N 1.4855806°W / 52.931028; -1.4855806Coordinates: 52°55′51.7″N 1°29′08.09″W / 52.931028°N 1.4855806°W / 52.931028; -1.4855806
DenominationChurch of England
DedicationAlkmund of Derby
Priest in chargeIan Mountford
Curate(s)James Durrant

When the Victorian church was demolished, traces of several earlier churches were revealed, stretching back to the 9th century. Artefacts found included the stone sarcophagus of Alkmund of Derby, now in Derby Museum and Art Gallery.[2]

The new church was consecrated in 1972. The parish of St Werburgh's was combined with St Alkmund's in 1984.[3]

In December 2017 it was announced that the incumbent Revd Canon Jean Burgess was to become the next Archdeacon of Bolton, Diocese of Manchester.[4] Previous incumbents on this site include John White, vicar 1996 - 2013.[5]


  1. ^ "St Alkmund, Derbyshire". GENUKI.
  2. ^ Sarah Allard, Nicola Rippon (2003). Goodey's Derby (Paintings and Drawing in the Collection of Derby Museum & Art Gallery) p.134. Breedon Books Publishing Co Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85983-379-7.
  3. ^ "St Alkmund". A Church Near You.
  4. ^ "Appointments". Diocese of Derby.
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