St Luke's Church, Derby

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St. Luke's Church, Derby
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Location Derby
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Anglo-Catholic
Heritage designation Grade II* listed[1]
Architect(s) Henry Isaac Stevens
Groundbreaking 1868
Completed 1871
Length 122 feet (37 m)
Width 46 feet (14 m)
Diocese Diocese of Derby

St. Luke's Church, Derby, is a Grade II* listed parish church on Parliament Street in Derby in the Church of England.[2]


The church was erected between 1868 and 1871 to designs by the architects Henry Isaac Stevens and Frederick Josias Robinson. The church was consecrated on Saturday 24 June 1871 by the Bishop of Lichfield[3] George Selwyn. In the 1880s, a mission church of St George was opened in the Firs Estate.

St Luke's is a traditional Anglo-Catholic church. It is a member of Forward in Faith, an Anglo-Catholic organisation that opposes the ordination of women and liberal attitudes to homosexuality.[4] It is under the alternative episcopal oversight of the Bishop of Ebbsfleet.[5]


A temporary organ was obtained when the church was first opened, but resources were found to purchase a new three-manual organ from Abbott of Leeds and this was opened on 18 October 1881.[6] A specification of the current organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[7]



  1. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Luke, Parliament Street  (Grade II*) (1279315)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (1978). The Buildings of England: Derbyshire. revised Elizabeth Williamson. Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-071008-6.
  3. ^ Derby Mercury, 28 June 1871
  4. ^ "The Parish Profiles of St Luke Derby and St Bartholomew Derby" (pdf). Diocese of Derby. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  5. ^ "St Luke, Derby". The See of Ebbsfleet. 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  6. ^ Derby Mercury, 19 October 1881
  7. ^ "St. Luke, Parliament Street". National Pipe Organ Register (NPOR). 2000. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
  8. ^ "In His Choir 60 Years Ago". Derby Daily Telegraph. England. 18 February 1948. Retrieved 3 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).

Coordinates: 53°55′0.88″N 1°29′28.29″W / 53.9169111°N 1.4911917°W / 53.9169111; -1.4911917