Parish Church of St. Mary and All Saints
St. Mary and All Saints also known as ‘the Crooked Spire’ is Derbyshire’s largest parish church located in the heart of Chesterfield. Famously known for its iconic crooked spire – hence its adopted name, it’s Chesterfield’s best-known landmark.
The twisted spire can be spotted from views all around the town, it stands 228 feet high and twists 9 feet 6 inches from its original centre. Visitors are welcome inside to tour the tower and appreciate the stained glass, carved alter pieces and the elegant archways.
Located directly in the town’s shopping centre, it’s at the middle of the community. Volunteers of the church make time to be part of the town by talking to local businesses, their staff and engaging with the public.
The spire hosts the annual Festival of Christmas Trees, where Christmas trees are showcased by local organisations bringing a sense of community and attracting tourism both to the church and town.
Reverend Patrick Coleman is proud to be part of Chesterfield Champions. He commented : “there is a sense of community both in the town and in the church, being part of the Champions scheme allows us to extend our engagement with both organisations and the public around Chesterfield”.
Father Patrick says that Chesterfield is constantly flourishing, and he believes that the building will continue to be the heart of the town.