St Werburgh's Church, Derby, Derbyshire
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The church where Dr Samuel Johnson was married
Dr Samuel Johnson married his wife Elizabeth "Tetty" Porter here in 1735. The seventeenth-century tower and old chancel of this large church are in the care of the CCT - but not the 'new', nineteenth-century church attached to it which was built by Sir Arthur Blomfield in 1895.
The tower was built in the Gothic Survival style between 1601-08. The interesting chancel (of 1690) retains much of its contemporary woodwork and furnishings, including a superb iron font cover by Robert Bakewell in a side chapel.
A contribution can be made towards the conservation of the church by texting DER to 70970 to donate £5, or 70191 to donate £10. Thank you for your support
A strangely beautiful church
Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
Spectacular memorials and Norman monsters. A church from our finest shortlist.
Car parking available within City centre. Limited time restricted on road parking on local streets. Church access from paved paths in churchyard, Steps up into vestry from entrance, timed push button light switch in bell tower entry point.
Disabled access information
Steps up into vestry and nave. Level access via south doors on request
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
Derby town centre; church located off Friar Gate via Sadler Gate and Cheapside
Nearest train station: Derby, 1.5 miles
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Derbyshire, Liecestershire, Nottinghamshire & Rutland County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Derbyshire, Liecestershire, Nottinghamshire & Rutland.Derby St. Werburgh - Your Church Tour
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