Duffield, St Alkmund

Duffield, St Alkmund

St Alkmunds has a long history (mentioned in the Domesday Book 1086), and scenic location (next to the River Derwent), making it well worth a visit.

The present building was begun in the 12th century and the influence of the intervening centuries can be seen in the well-preserved Norman carved stonework, Victorian woodwork, and modern audio visual system!  The adjacent Parish Hall was completed in 1992.

Visitors should note the interesting 16th Century memorial to Anthony Bradshaw (in the north chapel) and a memorial in the entrance to Sir Arthur Heywood, a former resident of the parish, and founder of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers.  One former vicar was Roger Morrice, deprived of the living in 1662 due to his puritan beliefs.  His diary was published in 2007.

St Alkmunds continues to be a vibrant witness to the good news of Jesus, and you would be very welcome to visit or to join us at any of our services.


Church always open
Refreshments nearby
Car park
Place for quiet reflection


Stained Glass
Architectural Features
Historical Significance

Church Drive
DE56 4BA

Revd James Hughes (Vicar)
01332 841867 / james.t.hughes@btopenworld.com or Emma Rollin: office@stalkmundsduffield.co.uk (Church Administrator)

Open times:

Monday- Friday 9.00am- 5.00pm