Bakewell Parish Church

Visiting Us


Visiting Us

All Saints Church
South Church Street,
DE45 1FD

Opening Hours:

During the spring and summer the church is open from 09:00 – 17:00.

In the autumn and winter after until the clocks change it is open from 09:00 – 16:00.

An information sheet about the church can be downloaded here.


Bakewell Parish Church sits on the hill between North Church Street and South Church Street, with excellent views overlooking the town.

The church is 250m from the centre of Bakewell, and there are footpaths through the churchyard from North Church Street, South Church Street, Church Lane and Church Alley.

The main entrance to the church is on the south side of the building nearest South Church Street. Disabled access is to be found on the north side of the church.

There is some on-road parking near the church, but especially during the daytime this is very limited. The nearest public car park is just a few minutes’ walk from the church, and can be found just off Granby Road in the centre of Bakewell. Visitors should note, however, that it is a short but steep walk up the hill to the church!

Our welcome for visitors includes:

  • Free entry and free photography for private use
  • Open door’ cafe at published times
  • Wheelchair access via vestry – on north side of church
  • Prayer corner and space for quiet reflection
  • Guide book (£2), display boards
  • Christian books and cards available to buy
  • Leaflets about Christian faith
  • Guided tours may be possible with notice
  • An invitation to forthcoming events
  • Links with local museum, close to our lych-gate

Church Guide Book (£2)

This detailed commentary, with excellent photos, will help you understand more about the church, as well provide a souvenir of your visit and, we hope, the incentive to visit again.


A huge church in a town of just 4,000 people (and four other churches) is a financial challenge. This was once a mother church for an area that spread from Baslow to Buxton. We now work hard to maintain and extend an active Christian community and to preserve the ancient building with its invaluable artefacts. We are grateful for every donation, especially if a gift aid declaration can be completed.


The church organises, hosts or participates in flower and Christmas Tree festivals, music and choral concerts, bell ringing peals, well dressings, a pantomime, carnival procession and many other community activities.