With permission of St Mary’s PCC


One thousand

years of history

St. Mary the Virgin

Denby, Derbyshire







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Last updated 6 Sep 2019

This site contains information about St Mary the Virgin Church, Denby, Derbyshire. The existing Church dates from 1135 AD.

Regular services are held at St Mary’s every Sunday at 10.00 am.  For current services over the next two months, see the link above.  This site also contains information on the Church past, present and future.

For information on burial records, please see our page about the parish registers or come to our open mornings which are held every fourth Saturday each month from 10..00 am until 12.00 noon.

Information about the Church, its history, and pictures of St Mary’s can be found from the information page.

Welcome to the home page of

Denby Church

One of the oldest churches in the UK.

Details of Services over the next two months.  See Future Events.

St Mary's at Denby is one of the Denby Group of Churches along wth St James', Codnor; St Luke's, Loscoe; St Clement's, Horsley and St Susanna's, Horsley Woodhouse.

The church is open every fourth Saturday (from March to November) from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.  Explore this beautiful building and enjoy a complimentary coffee or tea.

How to Contact Us

Contact the Group Administrator on 01332 880284

Alternatively, send an email to us.


Current & Future Events

Coffee Shop every Monday during term term at 8.30 am.

Patronal Festival and Gift Weekend

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8 September

The church will be open on Saturday 7 Sep from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm

and on Sunday 8 Sep from 12.00 noon until 4.00 pm.

The theme of the weekend is to celebrate the achievments of the last few decades.  There will be flower displays, photographs from 1900 and parish records which date back to 1920.

Refreshments will be available.  The weekend will finish with a

Songs of Praise service on Sunday afternoon at 4.30 pm.

29 September at 10.00 am

A joint service of the Denby Group of Churches will be held at St Luke's church, Loscoe.

The preacher will be the Bishop of Derby, the Rt Rev'd Libby Lane.

Harvest Celebration

Our Harvest Service will take place on Sunday 6 October at 10.00 am.

Full list of services

To arrange a Baptism or Wedding

To arrange a baptism or wedding please call in at one of the regular Enquiry meetings which are held on the second and fourth Mondays of every month at

St Clement’s Church, Horsley, between 6.30 and 7.30 pm.  If you are unable to attend an Enquiry meeting, please send an email to our Group Administrator or ring 01332 880284.