St Luke's Church, Derby
|St. Luke's Church, Derby|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Heritage designation||Grade II* listed|
|Architect(s)||Henry Isaac Stevens|
|Length||122 feet (37 m)|
|Width||46 feet (14 m)|
|Diocese||Diocese of Derby|
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 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. It is under the alternative episcopal oversight of the Bishop of Ebbsfleet.
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. A specification of the current organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.
- Henry Houseley 1870 –1882
- George Bramley 1882 - 1884
- Arthur Rawlinson Wood 1884 -1901
- Norman Hibbert 1901 - 1912 (afterwards organist of St Werburgh's Church, Derby)
- Arthur Griffin Claypole 1912 – 1914
- A W Wilford 1915 - 1918
- Arthur Griffin Claypole 1918 – 1921
- A.H. Fithyan 1921 - 1924
- Alban Claughton 1924 - 1925
- Fred Morley 1925 - 1927 (afterwards organist of All Saints' Church, Ripley)
- Horace Barker 1927 - 1933
- Hubert Henry Norsworthy 1933 - 1942
- Colin William Mellor 1963–77
- Historic England. "Church of St Luke, Parliament Street (Grade II*) (1279315)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus (1978). The Buildings of England: Derbyshire. revised Elizabeth Williamson. Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-071008-6.
- Derby Mercury, 28 June 1871
- "The Parish Profiles of St Luke Derby and St Bartholomew Derby" (pdf). Diocese of Derby. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
- "St Luke, Derby". The See of Ebbsfleet. 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
- Derby Mercury, 19 October 1881
- "St. Luke, Parliament Street". National Pipe Organ Register (NPOR). 2000. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
- "In His Choir 60 Years Ago". Derby Daily Telegraph. England. 18 February 1948. Retrieved 3 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).