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St George

Offering a welcome from the edge of the Peak District; designed in 1830 by RD Chantrell with a plainly dcorated nave and raised galleries.

New Mills, Derbyshire

Opening times

The church has no fixed opening times. Arrangements for viewing can be made for most days of the year by emailing us.


Church Road
New Mills
SK22 4NP

Built in 1829-30 to the designs of RD Chantrell in the lancet style on behalf of 'His Majesty’s Commissioners' (a Commissioners Church). St George's was built as a Chapel of Ease to the church of All Saints, Glossop,

The church comprises a large, plainly decorated nave with raised gallery to the north, west and south, supported on clustered cast iron columns. Clusters would appear to be later additions around an octagonal core if the Vicar’s Vestry column is indicative. There is a plastered ceiling with slightly cranked moulded cross beams on short shafts on moulded corbels. The unusual galleries are accessed by stone staircases to the West end from the central entrance below the tower.

Pine pews throughout (installed in 1897), along with many other changes of that year. The chancel is separated from the nave by a highly decorative Rood Screen, installed in 1954, between the by then installed Choir Vestry beneath the southeast gallery (1897) and the corresponding Vicar’s Vestry to the north.

The Lady Chapel below the gallery to the north side of the church was constructed in 1950. A small chapel to Little Poor Man of Assisi, St Francis, formed in 1956 on the gallery, to the southeast corner. The Sanctuary, built in 1897-98 by Preston and Vaughan, is in a matching style to the church. It is separated from the chancel/nave by way of square headed arch. The chancel was refurbishment of the 1950s.

The peal of eight bells rings out across the town to call people to worship and to proclaim weddings.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Social heritage stories

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Non-accessible toilets in church

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard

  • The church holds or hosts several events each year. Recent examples have been drama (Vicar of Dibley), band concerts, an evening at the musicals, Christmas Tree Festival and an Art Display.

  • Church of England

  • Repair Grant, £10,000, 2010

  • Our Repair Grants funded urgent repair work to help keep churches open.

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