Derbyshire is a stunning county, with wonderful countryside and welcoming communities.
Wherever you go - in village or town, suburb or city - you will find a Parish Church at the heart of things.
In fact, we have more than 330 beautiful churches in the Diocese of Derby - each with its own character and history and each offering you the chance to worship, whether you are in your own parish or visiting another.
Whatever the reason for your visit - history or holiday, gruelling hike or gentle stroll - you will find something to satisfy and something to surprise.
So whether you're planning an historical exploration or just seeking a moment of quiet in a peaceful environment we look forward to welcoming you to a church in Derbyshire.
Derby has its very own 'parish church cathedral' - Derby Cathedral.
Derby Cathedral is one of Derby’s most beautiful and historic sites as well as the home of a vibrant Christian community and the venue for many exciting and innovative events today.
The Diocese is also home to one of the country's - possibly one of the world's - most famous churches, the Crooked Spire in Chesterfield.
Our churches are, first and foremost, places of worship where we celebrate new life, new marriage, renewed faith and where we bid farewell to those who have died.
These are life events that our churches are involved with each and every day.
Weddings - thinking of getting married? You need to see this!
Baptisms - all you need to know about being baptised, christened or confirmed
Funerals - bidding farewell and celebrating a life
And our Churches hold a vast number of events each year, some of which can be found here.