Church History

St. Giles is the Church of England Parish Church for Hartington, within the Diocese of Derby. Hartington Church dates back to about 1250 AD and was once one of the largest parishes in England covering some 24,000 acres. During the 19th century several other churches were built to serve nearby communities. Now Hartington Church just serves the immediate village and the parish of Hartington Town Quarter and is part of "The White Peak" group of parishes together with Biggin, Earl Sterndale, Monyash, Chelmorton and, Taddington.

The Historic England website provides a brief back ground to the church and permits registered users to upload a maximum of four photos and to find out more about the history, archaeology, and architecture of this Grade II listed church, go to the Church of England’s online heritage database; the Church Heritage Record.

Church Guide

A full colour Hartington Church Guide describing the history of the Church and a brief history of the village is available. It can be purchased from the Church for £2 or you can send for a copy for £3 ( to allow for post and packing )

Please make your cheque payable to " Hartington Parochial Church Council"

Then send your request to:

The Treasurer, Hartington PCC, Darfield Barn, Darfield lane, Tissington, Derbyshire, DE6 1RD