Praise for Belper’s ‘fabulous’ kneelers

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Sir Richard Fitzherbert, baronet at Tissington Hall, near Ashbourne, has recently visited Belper and gave special praise to Christ Church, for its ‘fabulous collection’ of kneelers. He wrote: ‘During my trips, I try and stop at a church I have never visited before. I happened to be in Belper recently and stumbled across perhaps the greatest kneeler collection in the whole of Derbyshire at Christ Church. Situated at the northern edge of the town adjacent to the football club, the church is home to a plethora of kneelers all beautifully embroidered. Does anyone know of a place of worship that can beat this fabulous collection of well over 200 kneelers?’