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.


Here is the progress update on debris removal and stabilisation work at 9th April, 2021.


Concrete spraying of columns

Restek started their work on site on 6th April. They have now successfully completed the spraying of the concrete to all the columns to provide much more strength to what was remaining of stonework. The strengthening to the columns now allows much safer access other areas of the church to continue the debris removal.


Debris Removal

The south aisle is now clear of debris and the archaeologist has been making progress clearing some of the external debris while the concrete spraying operation was in progress.  Unfortunately, progress is much slower than we originally anticipated with Wessex reporting that at their current rate it likely to take 70 man days to complete the clearance. We are therefore intending to bring a second archaeologist to site to help with the sifting process. Progress has been further delayed because of the discovery of an asbestos containing roof tile within the debris in the nave of the church.



Following the discovery of the asbestos containing roof tile and a subsequent visit by Buildzone’s H&S manager the decision was taken to cease debris removal internally until additional safety measures are put in place. We are due to meet with an asbestos contractor on Monday 12th April to discuss the available options that will allow the debris removal to resume safely. The options that have been suggested so far include a watching brief by an asbestos contractor and possible air monitoring. Until this situation is resolved we are unable to resume internal debris removal. We hope to have a solution in place so that debris removal can resume from the middle of next week. Other areas of asbestos that have been identified include, asbestos cement gutters to the north elevation, and asbestos cement boarding to the south aisle roof. The asbestos to the south aisle roof may also have an impact on the programme as this must be removed prior to the removal of remaining roof timbers.


Restraint scaffolds

We have received quotes for the temporary restraint scaffolds and will be looking to get this work instructed as soon as costs are agreed.



We have changed the sequence current phase of work and amended the programme to suit to try to expedite the stabilisation works.  The completion date is now estimated to be 2nd June if two archaeologists are working in tandem from 12th April. As the start date for the second archaeologist has been pushed back due to the asbestos issues, the 2nd June now also appears to be optimistic. We should also note that if the investigation into the possibility of a crypt below the chancel uncovers anything, this could also affect the programme. 


Other matters


The locksmith successfully opened the safe on 24th May and all the contents have now been removed and taken for restoration if possible. 

Weddings, funerals and baptisms will continue but at either St Michael's Kirk Langley or All Saints' Mugginton.



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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Upcoming Events

23/05/2021 - 12:15pm

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