Church links

St Matthew’s works together with St Edmund’s church in Allestree. This is their website

St Edmund’s Allestree

We are part of Derby City Deanery – the grouping of all the Anglican (Church of England) churches in the City. Here you can read the latest Deanery Newsletter.

Derby City Deanery

We are part of the Diocese of Derby – and this is their website:

Diocese of Derby

Geographically we are close to Derby Cathedral. Their website lists lots of activities and services to which you would be very welcome

Derby Cathedral

We are all part of the Anglican Communion, the world wide family of Anglican/Episcopal churches in 165 countries across the world.

Anglican Communion

Our choir is affiliated to the RSCM. They support a world-wide network of 9,000 churches, schools and individuals, and are committed to achieving the best use of good music in worship – whatever the resources, whatever the styles
RSCM: The Royal School of Church Music


We have very close links with our Church School – Walter Evans CE Primary and Nursery School. The Vicar and several church members are Governors, and we are regularly in school taking assemblies and working with children. Several times a term different groups come into church for lessons and for worship.

Walter Evans

The Old Vicarage is an independent, fee paying day school for up to 88 boys and girls aged 3 to 11 years. Peter the Vicar often visits the school, and they too come to church for worship.

Old Vicarage School, Darley Abbey


Here are a selection of village websites. If you’d like us to add others, please get in touch.

Darley Abbey Historical Group – talks, exhibitions, research, and support for the Bicentenary celebrations.

Photos of Darley Abbey

Representing Darley Park, Derwent Park, Darley Fields, Chester Green, Parker’s Piece and Nutwood Local Nature Reserve

Friends of Darley Open Spaces 

Darley Abbey website – a local information portal for Darley Abbey and its community. 

derwent valley mills logo  We are in the World Heritage Site –

Darley Abbey has a Village Hall. It hosts various village events, and is available for hire (but look at our Fellowship Room first!).

Village Hall

Darley Abbey mills are not only the historical centre of the village, but a vibrant business community. We are glad to work with them, especially with their wedding service.

Darley Abbey Mills