The five churches of Duffield are all active with services & activities for all ages.
St Alkmund’s Parish Church
The oldest building is the Parish Church, dedicated to Saint Alkmund, a Northumbrian prince and Mercian martyr of 800AD. It was built in stone in the twelfth century near the Derwent bridge half a mile south of the village on the site of the original Saxon church of wood. Many additions have been made to it, most obviously the tower in the fifteenth century and the spire somewhat later when the tower had stopped subsiding. Of note in the church are the Mynors Tomb from 1536, the Bradshaw Memorial from 1600 and its fine peal of ten bells that were installed in 1887 and re- cast in 1933. The adjoining Parish Hall opened in 1992.
The Parish Church runs a Babes & Bouncers session for toddlers on Monday mornings, ‘Impact’ for years 7-9 on Monday evenings and ‘Ignition’ for yrs 10+ on Tuesday evenings.
The Church in the Triangle at the junction between Town Street and Makeney Road was built in 1830 although the site has been used for Christian worship since 1791.
The Baptist Church has a Boys Brigade and Girls Association.
Emmanuel Christian Centre
This building in Chapel Street, erected in 1843, was for many years the home of Duffield’s Methodists. Then, after forty years of use in light industry, it was bought in 1986 by Emmanuel Community Church. After much renovation it is now also home to the Massive Youth Project.
St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Church
This is the most modern of all Duffield’s church buildings having been completed in 1981 on a plot of land that was purchased as the Hall Farm Estate was being developed in 1964.
Trinity Methodist Church
The present church in King Street was built in 1904 although Methodists have worshipped in Duffield since 1777 using various other buildings. There is a host of activities throughout the week, frpm Playball for 2 – 4 yr olds, a toddler group, exercise classes and yoga. Details can be found on the website below: