The History of Glossop Parish Church

There have been several church buildings on the site of the parish church of Old Glossop. The present nave was built in the early twentieth century on the site of a structure dating from 1831 which had in turn replaced a late medieval building.The bell tower was rebuilt in 1854 and the present chancel dates from 1923. 
There are a number of items of historical interest inside the church dating back to 1691.
In Paul Bush's publication "Neath Ancient Moss" he makes reference to the vicars of Glossop from C 1250 to 1987 and their contribution to the expansion of the church and the congregations. An incomplete  list of vicars and dates can be seen on the wall of the bell tower at the back of the church. Paul Bush also describes the Chancel, south and north aisles and the bells in more detail in his book,  which is available to buy in the church.
The churchyard contains gravestones dating back to the 1600's.

To research ancestry -  baptisms, marriages and burials in the church records from 1620 up to 1923 please click here

To look for parish records click here or contact Derby Diocesan Archives Office, County Hall, Matlock

                     The Church                                               The Chancel                                        The Nave

                                                                Stations of the Cross


                                                            14th Century stained glass in the church 

                         The Church Yard           

Old Glossop Trail

a window into the early cotton industry - click here for details