Christ Church Derby is a friendly, evangelical church in the centre of Derby. We have been brought together by God through the gospel, and enjoy meeting together to praise him each Sunday. We'd love to welcome you, whether you're a committed Christian or just beginning to explore the Christian faith.

Latest news

We've joined the International Presbyterian Church (IPC)

The IPC is a small denomination of churches with congregations in the UK and Europe as well as 6 churches of the Korean Presbytery formed from 6 Korean speaking churches in the South of England. Visit the IPC page on the IPC Ealing website for more information about the denomination.

What we do

Our main service is on Sundays at 4pm on Great Northern Road.

We run a creche each week as well as a number of age-targeted Sunday school classes at the same time as the service.

After church most Sundays the student group meets for food followed by Bible study.

We have a weekly Bible Study and prayer meeting on Great Northern Road. We're hoping to start up Community Groups in the coming term as well.

What we believe

Put most simply we are a Christian Church, so we try and live according to God's word, the Bible.

But often it helps people to know a little more about what we believe the Bible teaches. So we'd also happily say:

We are a Conservative Evangelical church. A good summary of Conservative Evangelical belief can be found here

Finally we are a Presbyterian Church, so our official doctrinal basis is the Westminster Confession of Faith.

Where we meet

Sundays, 4pm, Great Northern Road, DE1 1LR

Christ Church is on Great Northern Road, DE1 1LR, near Uttoxeter New Road. From the city centre, walking up Great Northern Road, Christ Church is 200 yards on the left. View map & directions on Google or Here Maps.

Parking is available at the church for up to 40 cars. Free parking is available further away from Christ Church on Great Northern Road. Meter parking is also available outside church on Great Northern Road. At the time of writing the cost is £1.30 for 4 hours parking.

The new building

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Christ Church Derby employ Jonty and Joel as our full-time ministers. We also have two more elders who form an eldership team as well as four deacons.

Jonty Rhodes

Jonty Rhodes

Jonty is the minister of Christ Church. He joined St Alkmund’s Parish Church in Duffield as an apprentice after leaving University. Whilst at Duffield he trained for two years at Oak Hill College in London and then became their Assistant Minister. Jonty is married to Georgina and has two daughters.

Joel Kendall

Joel Kendall

Joel joined us as Associate Minister in September 2016. Before coming to Derby he spent four years as Assistant Minister at Christ Church Westbourne in Bournemouth, and prior to that did his theological training at Union School of Theology (formerly known as WEST) in South Wales. Joel is married to Kathryn and they have three young children.

Tim Houghton

Tim Houghton

Tim is one of the elders at Christ Church. Tim is a trained Surveyor and has also served as a Curate at St Giles church in Derby and has also worked for Crosslinks helping connect missionaries with partner churches in the UK. Tim studied at Oak Hill College in London and is married to Janice and has two grown up children.

Matt Newboult

Matt Newboult

Matt is also one of the elders at Christ Church. He currently works as a Software Developer in Derby. In 2002 Matt studied for a year at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia and then worked for Trinity Baptist Church in Derby where he later served as an elder. Matt is married to Helen and they have three young children.

What's On?


We're currently working through Luke on Sundays. Browse the talks here


This term we're meeting in community groups across the city. We're just about to start looking at a series called Life Explored

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