Welcome to the parish church of St Giles, Killamarsh. We hope you will find it warm and welcoming and enjoy your visit.
Killamarsh gets its name from a pre-Norman settlement called “Chinewoldmaresc” – a marshy settlement belonging to Chinewold. It is mentioned in the Domesday book, although there is no mention of a church. This was probably started in the 12th century and Norman chevron carving can be seen around the entrance. The church has been extended over the centuries, the last alterations being the addition of the north aisle in the 19th century.
In our church we have many items of interest. The Norman font was removed during the 19th century but later returned, having been used by a cobbler for soaking leather. Behind the font is the Memorial Window - the only memorial in Killamarsh to those who gave their lives in two World Wars. There are other beautiful stained glass windows, including a beautiful medieval stained glass window in the south wall of the chancel. It depicts the Madonna and Child, our Lord being shown as a child with a man’s head, hands and feet to symbolise wisdom and age.
The tower houses a peal of 6 bells. The Killamarsh Treble Bob, a method of change ringing, was composed here.
On display is a trowel used in laying the foundation stone of the north aisle, together with an account of the day’s events. There is also a Crucifix brought from Oberammergau in 1900 (above the pulpit).
As you leave the church turn left and spare a few moments to look at the memorial on the south wall to John Wright, a pauper of the parish – a remarkable testimony to a remarkable man. Nearby there are stocks and a Saxon preaching cross, a reminder of our Christian heritage.
If you know anything more about the heritage of this site and would like us to include it here please contact us.
Address: Kirkcroft Lane, Killamarsh, S21 1BS
Opening Times: Open Wednesday 9:00am – 9:30am & Saturday 9:00am – 11:30am. Open at other times by arrangement.
Contact: 0114 248 2769 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: M1 J31. A57 to Sheffield. At roundabout take A619 Mansfield Road. Pass Rother Valley Country Park. At 2nd mini-roundabout turn right into Sheffield Road. Turn left up Bridge Street then left along Kirkcroft Lane. Bear right, church on left.
Grid Reference: SK 461 809 GB Grid
The text has been written by volunteers from the site, more information can be found when you visit in person.
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