Blackwell, St Werburgh

Blackwell, St Werburgh

Blackwell Parish is one of the ancient parishes of Derbyshire.  St Werburgh’s stands proudly overlooking the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.  Undoubtedly a church has stood on this site from at least the 7th century and a religious community has existed here much longer.  The bells have been calling the faithful to worship from the late 16th century, with musical chimes leading to the striking of the hour on the tenor bell.

Inside there are many fine examples of the art of stained glass, including the Millenium Window depicting the five villages of Newton, Blackwell, Westhouses, Hilcote and Old Blackwell that make up the parish of Blackwell.  Look for a Norman pilar and the Saxon cross (now preserved in the south porch, futher evidence of an early Christian community at the time of the Saxon St Werburgh.

Take a moment to sit quietly in this caring and welcoming church, and you will find something of God’s blessings and a haven of Christ’s peace in this troubled world.

Please note that the church has easy access for visitors with mobility issues, although there are steps up to the sanctuary.  The church has a disabled visitor’s toilet.

Interior, St Werburgh, Blackwell
Interior, St Werburgh, Blackwell


Visit requires prior arrangement
Car park
Place for quiet reflection


Stained Glass
Historical Significance

Church Hill
Old Blackwell
DE55 5HN

Rev Gill Manley
01773 873305 /

Open times:

Regular church open days (with light refreshments)