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GREENHILL ST PETER

Amazing architectureSpectacular stained glassInterpretation of site available

We promise a warm welcome to all who visit.

St Peterís was built in 1964-65 to serve an area of new housing on the edge of Sheffield. Plans for an anglican church in Greenhill, then part of the Parish of Norton St James, were first developed in the 1930s. The church was designed in 1963 by the Sheffield firm of Oxley and Bussey. St Peterís was consecrated by the Bishop of Derby in May 1965.

The designation in 1999 of St Peterís as a Grade II listed building described it as ďa most handsome and lavish church of its date with fixtures and fittings of exceptional quality and completenessĒ.

The church is roughly circular in plan and centred on a 93 ft high spire - a prominent south Sheffield landmark. The main framework of the building is supported by four laminated timer legs which reach right to the top of the spire! St Peterís is an early example of the influence of the Liturgical Movement. Because of it the priest celebrating communion at St Peterís is much closer to the people than in the great majority of churches.

Internally St Peterís is austere with exposed brick walls and a muhuhu wood block floor. There is a lovely Matlock marble font. All around the walls are fourteen embroidered banners, featuring the Stations of the Cross. The Chapel of Healing and Reconciliation features a beautiful floor to ceiling stained glass window. It is a remarkable example of modern stained glass, showing various symbols of St Peter.

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

VISITING ST PETER

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

Address: Reney Avenue, Greenhill, Sheffield, S8 7FN

Opening Times: Open: Tuesday 7pm to 8:30pm, Wednesday 9am to 10:30am, Thursday 7pm to 8pm, Friday 9am to 11:30 am, Saturday 9am to 10:30 am. Regular opening times coincide with those of weekday services. These take place in the chapel and therefore do not affect people who wish to look round the rest of the church. There is an opportunity to see the stained glass window in the chapel after the service ends.

Contact: 0114 237 7422 or 0114 237 4874 or lawrie.jenkins@talktalk.net

Directions: M1 J33. Follow signs for Sheffield City Centre. Turn left into the A6102 for Chesterfield (Prince of Wales Road, Ridgeway Road, Norton Avenue, Bochum Parkway). At the Meadowhead roundabout (junction with the A61) go straight on to the B6054 (sign posted Bradway). The church is clearly visible beside the next roundabout. Turn right into Reney Road and then first left into Reney Avenue.

Grid Reference: SK 340 810 GB Grid

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http://www.stpeters-greenhill.co.uk

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

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