St Oswald's Parish church in Ashbourne

More a cathedral than a church...

Boasting the oldest brass consecration plate in this country and the second oldest in Europe...


One of the oldest buildings in Ashbourne is St Oswald’s Church, of Early English design dating back to the 12th century, and widely regarded as one of Derbyshire's grandest buildings.

Victorian novelist George Eliot was once compelled to refer to St Oswald's as 'the finest single spire in England'.

Its majestic 212ft spire dominates the surrounding area, even though it stands at the bottom of the valley.

The chancel is the oldest part of the church, crowned by the arching East window. In the north transept, the Boothby Chapel houses a notable collection of tombs and alabaster monuments including a Carrara marble figure by Thomas Banks of Penelope Boothby, who died in 1793 aged just five.

The Churchyard is a place rich in colour for much of the year. In February snowdrops abound, March and April sees over 50 varieties of daffodils in bloom, while in summertime it is transformed into a meadow of wild flowers.


Contact details:

Email: office@ashbournechurches.org 

Churchwardens
Mr C T Chipcase (01335 342995)
Miss C R Yates (01335 342867)

Secretary to PCC
Mr Paul Elliot (01335 343059)

Treasurer
Mr M F Hyde (01335 342851)

Organist & Choir Master
Mr M Halls (01335 372064)

Covenant Secretary
Mr M F Hyde (01335 342851)
Mrs J Hudson (01335 342316)
 
Church Hall Bookings
Mrs J Hudson (01335 342316)
 
   



 
Churchwardens
Mr C T Chipcase (01335 342995)
Miss C R Yates (01335 342867)
Secretary to PCC
Mr Paul Elliot (01335 343059)
Treasurer
Mr M F Hyde (01335 342851)
Organist & Choir Master
Mr M Halls (01335 372064)
Covenant Secretary
Mr M F Hyde (01335 342851)
Mrs J Hudson (01335 342316)
 
Church Hall Bookings
Mrs J Hudson (01335 342316) 
 
  
 
 
Churchwardens
Mr C T Chipcase (01335 342995)
Miss C R Yates (01335 342867)
Secretary to PCC
Mr Paul Elliot (01335 343059)
Treasurer
Mr M F Hyde (01335 342851)
Organist & Choir Master
Mr M Halls (01335 372064)
Covenant Secretary
Mr M F Hyde (01335 342851)
Mrs J Hudson (01335 342316)
 
Church Hall Bookings
Mrs J Hudson (01335 342316)
 
   
Churchwardens
Mr C T Chipcase (01335 342995)
Miss C R Yates (01335 342867)
Secretary to PCC
Mr Paul Elliot (01335 343059)
Treasurer
Mr M F Hyde (01335 342851)
Organist & Choir Master
Mr M Halls (01335 372064)
Covenant Secretary
Mr M F Hyde (01335 342851)
Mrs J Hudson (01335 342316)
 
Church Hall Bookings
Mrs J Hudson (01335 342316)
 
   
 





 

 

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015