St Francis Mackworth (@stfmackworth)

Welcome to St Francis Mackworth (@stfmackworth)!

As a church we long to see St Francis as a light on the hill for our estate.

The church began in a wooden hut on Brackensdale Avenue on the 4th of October 1953. It adopted St. Francis of Assisi as it’s patron and a few years later a new church was built on the Estate by the Diocese of Derby. In 1966 a new families centre was built on the side of the church. This has an incredible history of being the centrepiece of the estate’s life. However in more recent years the church was made up of just a small group of faithful people.

In September 2017, the Rt. Rev. Alastair Redfearn, Bishop of Derby, invited a team from Holy Trinity Brompton in London, to open the derelict church of St. Werburgh's in Friar Gate, to once again establish a living Christian community in the heart of Derby. The Rev. Andy Bond, together with his wife Rachel and their two children moved from Holy Trinity SE20, to be part of St Werburgh's, knowing that they in turn would be looking to lead a church plant in the future. In 2020 the diocese of Derby invited Andy and Rachel together with their young family to pioneer a new work at St. Francis Mackworth.

You can find out all about us on our website or keep up to date with our social media @stfmackworth

Get in touch

Andy Bond

St Francis Church
Prince Charles Avenue

DE22 4FN
Church Leader
01332 504 680

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What's on

Little Lights Stay and Play

Every Wednesday at for 1 hour, 30 mins
Please note that this event will not be taking place between and
St Francis Mackworth (@stfmackworth)
Prince Charles Avenue Mackworth Derby, DE22 4FN, United Kingdom

Little Lights is a group for local babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers with their parents and carers.

You can expect lots of toys, activities and fun. There are snacks and drinks available and a time for songs and a Bible story to finish. Hot drinks available for grown-ups.

Free and no need to book.

Free parking on site.

Every Wednesday in term-time 10-11:30am.

Weekly in term time


We take abuse and safeguarding seriously at St. Francis Mackworth and the welfare of everyone on the Mackworth estate in Derby who comes into contact with us is paramount.

St. Francis Mackworth is part of the Church of England, and as such we follow their Safeguarding policy ' Promoting a Safer Church'.

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