On Thursday 11 May I had a full day’s Safeguarding Training at All Saints Church, Ilkeston Road, Marlpool, DE75 7BP. In any other profession you could at least count on a decent lunch – here we had to bring our own.
The book Anglican Churches of Derbyshire by I.A.H. Combes, Landmark Publishing, 2004, says “This red brick church was built in 1908 by Naylor and Sale and rebuilt in 1950 following a fire”. There is a photo of the church on fire, and a little more information, here. This website says that the church is open daily.
Some nice brickwork and ironwork on the south door. The main entrance through the west door is easier, though less elegant.
There is a lovely carving of the Holy Family inside, but I managed to wobble the camera. The church itself is light and open. I liked the Easter Garden under the altar.
The first floor meeting room (with lift) is very good for a meeting.