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Amazing architectureGlorious green men & gargoylesSpectacular stained glassInteresting churchyardInterpretation of site available

We think our church is wonderful, and we hope you will come and see for yourself.

It was built in 1855, when the communities of Brampton and West Melton were growing fast with the expansion of coal mining. The last 20 years have seen major changes in our community with our pits closing, but new houses, new jobs and wonderful countryside give us optimism for the future. The church is at the heart of the community, which includes two church schools, and has a good mix of ages.

Christ Church is a splendid Victorian church, built in the decorated style. The church windows all have delicate and unique tracery and beautiful stained glass, by Whitefriars.

The tower can be seen for miles around and there are gargoyles on the outside and lots of angels inside. The top of one pillar boasts a cow eating grass (a green man!?) on one side and the face of a milk maid on the other side.

The sanctuary is separated from the nave by a much admired rood screen, with the figures of Jesus, Mary and St John. The rear of the church has been developed to provide rooms, toilets and a kitchen making the church practical for the 21st century.

If you know anything more about the heritage of this site and would like us to include it here please contact us.


Open at specified timesTours for groups and schoolsGenerally accessible to wheelchair usersParking at Church or nearbyAccessible by public transportRefreshments at site or nearbyToilets at site or nearby

Address: Melton High Street, West Melton, Wath Upon Dearne, Rotherham, S63 6AN

Opening Times: Normally open on Wednesday 10:00am 12:00pm and Thursdays 10:00am 12:00pm. Good to check first.

Contact: 01709 873210 or

Directions: M1 J36. Follow the A6195 Dearne Valley Parkway to Wath Road. Turn right and right again at the mini roundabout onto Melton High Street. Church on right.

Grid Reference: SE 421 009 GB Grid



Click on a point of interest for more details.

Church's footprint The Rood Screen The Nave The Font The Pulpit The Chancel The Altar The East Window The Vestry North & South Windows The Memorial Corner The Tower

The text has been written by volunteers from the site, more information can be found when you visit in person.


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