St John the Baptist Church, Chelmorton

Welcome to St John the Baptist Church in Chelmorton, Derbyshire.

St John the Baptist is the Church of England Parish Church for Chelmorton, within the Diocese of Derby and is part of The White Peak group of parishes together with Biggin, Earl Sterndale, Monyash, Hartington and, Taddington.

At 1200 feet above sea level, Chelmorton is the highest parish in the Derby Diocese and the highest church with a spire anywhere in England. It is built into the hillside at the top of the linear village of Chelmorton, with its historic listed field strip system, and this means that different parts of the church are built on different levels. 

You are always welcome to join us for worship at one of our services details of which can be found on our Services and Events page. For information on service times for all ten churches across the White Peak and Youlgrave Benefices please visit the relevant church website - links to which can be found here.

See our News and notices page for regular updates on news and upcoming events.

If you would like any information or guidance about any life event service - christening, adult baptism, confirmation, wedding or funeral at our church, please visit our Life Events page.

Should you have any questions or requests, contact details can be found on our About Us page or alternatively please complete the online form on our Get In Touch page.

Information on Safeguarding can be found further down our home page.

Get in touch

Dave Pearson, Churchwarden

The old Forge, Main Street Chelmorton

SK17 9SL
What's on

Holy Communion for White Peak & Youlgrave benefices service

for 1 hour
All Saints Church, Youlgrave
All Saints Church, Youlgrave, All Saints Church Church Street Youlgrave Bakewell, DE45 1WN, United Kingdom

You are most welcome to join us for our Holy Communion for White Peak and Youlgrave Benefices service.


In this month's message Archdeacon Nicky reflects on the joy the slower pace of August brings.


Our parish of Chelmorton : St John the Baptist is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Derby’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO (contact details can be found on our About Us page) or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor by following the link below. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.

Diocese of Derby Safeguarding