Welcome from the Acting Dean
Welcome to Derby Cathedral website. Derby Cathedral is one of the newer Cathedrals and was hallowed on 28 October 1927. The Cathedral was recently refurbished and the new lighting adds to the beauty of the Cathedral.
The Cathedral in Derby offers space for people to come and sit, reflect and pray At this time of year the sun shines into the building, opening up the space and revealing the majesty and beauty of the building. The Cathedral is above all else a place of prayer and worship, a house where people may find God.
As the Summer is upon us and the holiday season begins why not come and visit this beautiful Cathedral, set in the Cathedral quarter, in the City of Derby. Come and see the many interesting people commemorated in the cathedral. For example, there is the tomb of Bess of Hardwick (1527-1608. There are coffin plates remembering the Cavendish family, including that of Henry Cavendish, the renowned scientist who first isolated hydrogen and also – remarkably accurately – calculated the weight of the earth.
Architecturally there is the beautiful Bakewell screen. A magnificent wrought-iron screen which extends the whole width of the nave and isles. The Baldachin, or canopy over the High Altar which forms part of Sabastian Comper’s design for the eastern extension of the Cathedral.
There is so much to see and celebrate in Derby Cathedral so please do come and visit and please do come and engage with the living stones, through worship or through the book festival, folk festival or concerts.