All Saints, Mackworth Village

All Saints, Mackworth Village, DE22 4NG Contacts

Jacqueline Stober | Priest-in-charge. Kirk Langley safeguarding officer, | | 01332 824 792
Prof Bryan Jones | Reader, Warden and Safeguarding Officer, Mackworth | | 01332 541 713
Betty Bond | Church Warden and Safeguarding Officer Mackworth All Saints | | 01332 366 567
Prof Bryan Jones (W) | Church Warden Mackworth All Saints | | 01332 541713

What We Offer

What we offer

Welcome to All Saints' Parish Church, Mackworth, DE22 4NG.

Sadly there are no services in the Parish Church because of the devastating fire on 3rd December, 2020.  This will be the case for the foreseeable future.  However the Church is more than the building and services will continue at our sister churches at Kirk Langley and Mugginton.  For details of those services, please click on the What's on link above and the Calendar link.

Visit this page to keep up to date.  The Parochial Church Council (PCC) is committed to re-building the church so that it will look the same from the outside but the inside will be re-built so that it is more suitable for worship and Community use in the 21st Century.



17 July, 2021

The outstanding items of work list that was included in our last update is now largely completed. There are some exceptions where work is ongoing and these are noted below.  Photographs that show the work have been uploaded.



Following some issues with the design of the restraint scaffolds which have now been resolved, the scaffolders are finally back on site. They are currently erecting the nave/chancel wall restraint scaffold. Once this is complete, this will only leave the temporary bridge to the working platform to the north of the church. They should have these completed by early next week.


Bell Removal

John Taylor & Co. have been on site this week to remove the bells from the tower. This process was complicated slightly by the original floor hatch to the bell chamber being obstructed by a large structural timber that appears to have been installed as a strengthening measure at some point in the past. This meant that the bell hangers had to form a new hatch through which the bells could be lowered. This required an Interim Faculty to be obtained which the Registrar and Chancellor provided in very short time frame for which we are grateful. The bells have now been removed and relocated to John Taylor & Co.’s storage facility where they will remain until the time comes to rehang them.


Clock Removal

Unfortunately, we had to delay the removal of the clock in order to get the necessary permissions in place. This has now been done and the clock removal is scheduled for Saturday 7th August.


Timber Sampling

The timber identification specialists were also on site this week taking core samples from the aisle, nave and chancel roof timbers. They will now process the samples and report on the timber species and age of the timber to allow us to complete our design of the aisle roofs using the correct species of timber. They will need to return to sample timber from the bell frame.


Basement Boiler Room

We were able to access the basement boiler room for the first time in a while following the pumping out of standing water. The vaulted arch roof/ground floor structure appeared to be in a reasonable condition however it was clear that the moist atmosphere is causing some issues. We have instructed Buildzone to install some temporary props to the arch as a precaution due to the imminent installation of the scaffold above. The southern end of the west wall was particularly badly affected by damp. Closer inspection identified an entrance to a duct/passage of approx. 400mm in width which has been bricked up at some point in the past. Holes in the brickwork revealed a void running in the east-west orientation with a brick vaulted arch at its head. There was no heating pipework apparently running through this duct therefore the purpose of this void was unclear- (possibly a coal bunker from a previous heating system?). If anybody has any further information on this it would be appreciated.


Mundy Tomb

Buildzone have now installed to the upgraded protective enclosure to the Mundy Tomb.


Hirst Conservation

Hirst have completed their inspection of the remaining fixed artefacts and we are awaiting their report. This is expected on 20th July.


Wessex Archaeology

We have asked for a quotation from Wessex Archaeology for an update to their report as requested by Historic England. We expect this by early next week.


Aisle Roofs

Once we receive the report from the timber specialist confirming the species of the timber, we will be able to complete the design work. We hope to receive their report within the next two weeks.


Building Envelope and Structural Reinstatement

We currently have enquiries out with a number of companies to provide assistance in assessing the damage to the stonework. Once, we have responses to all the enquires we will be forwarding our recommendations. We are also liaising with the project architect to bring them up to speed on the project and we have a site meeting booked on 29th July . We are hoping to get a design team meeting (DTM) in the diary in early August.


Gawaine Dawes BEng (Hons) MSc CEng MIStructE

Senior Structural Engineer




Our Parish Safeguarding Officers for All Saints’ Mackworth are Betty Bond and Bryan Jones, who can be contacted in church or on by contact details on the staff profile.

If you would like more information about the Diocesan safeguarding policy and how to report a concern please click here.


About the church

The facilities at the church include a children's play area, disabled toilet facilities and a car park to the front. There are no steps, just be careful on the bumpy path leading in.

The church itself can be traced back to the early 12th century. The present building was largely built in the 14th and 15th centuries, with additions in the 19th century. Derbyshire alabaster features prominently in the interior decoration.
The reredos of alabaster and semi-precious stone is mentioned in many church guide books, as is the r rail and alabaster lectern. The church is set in picturesque, peaceful countryside. It is surrounded by fields on all four sides, yet is only minutes away from the bustle of the city centre. The beauty of the church and its setting makes it an extremely popular venue for weddings.

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All Saints, Mackworth Village, DE22 4NG Photo Archives

25/03/2018 - 10:00am
All Saints. Mackworth
Church Lane
DE22 4NG
We welcomed two cade (orphan) lambs to our All Age Service on Palm Sunday.  They had each been the third lamd in a triplets when the mothers could
09/05/2017 - 6:30pm
Farmhouse at Mackworth
Ashbourne Road
Mackworth Village
DE22 4NG
18/12/2016 - 6:30pm
All Saints Church
Mackworth Village
DE22 4NG
The Candle-lit and tree-lit Carol Service was part of the annual Christmas Tree Festival on 18 December.  The Derby Choristers led the singing con