Nestled in the bustling city of Derby sits the gothic neoclassical Derby Cathedral. The original building stood in 943 AD as a royal collegiate church founded by King Edmund I. This structure, however, did not survive where the current church was built in the the 14th century. Further developments were made in the early 16th century, where the 212 ft tower that stands alongside it today was erected.
The Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Derby and a focus for the Bishop’s ministry. It serves him as a resource for his practice as well as being a place for prayer. Along the years, the Cathedral has seen a few burials with the notable memorial of Bess of Hardwick as well as the Cavendish brasses taking place here. Every Saturday and during the Sunday service, a choir is welcomed to sing Eversong. It is a delightful place to visit, especially during the festive season.
The Cathedral has both a cafe with home made cakes as well as a bookshop. The shop stocks books of interest to the various Christian traditions, as well as books to help people in their non spiritual life whatever their beliefs may be. There is also a dedicated embroidery workshop in which new vestments are made or old ones repaired; this is both for the Cathedral itself and churches across the country.
The main roads that lead to Derby Cathedral are the A52 and A38. Just off these roads you’ll find the A601 which has many routes to the destination. You’ll find the Cathedral at Iron gate right by the Silk Mill Park. With the nearest car park being just 0.3 miles away on Bold Lane, you won’t have to worry too much about parking.
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Did you know Derby Cathedral contains the oldest ring of ten bells in the United Kingdom, with the tenor actually being older than the tower itself?