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Welcome to this lovely church, a shrine of great antiquity, hallowed by over 900 years of prayer and praise. It is possibly one of the oldest churches in South Yorkshire.

There was a church here when Edward the Confessor built Westminster Abbey, before the Norman Conquest. The church has examples of five periods of architecture. The nave is on the site of the original Anglo Saxon church and the bottom part of the wall is certainly Saxon. There is also a rare Saxon window and a genuine Norman window. The north aisle has lovely 12th century pillars and the tower is 16th century perpendicular.

There is much to see including a Jacobean pulpit with inlaid panels, memory cloth and recent painting ‘The Baptism of Christ’. There is no stained glass, which is unusual for an ancient church, but means that there is a wonderful sense of light and space.

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


Keyholder 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: High Street, Bolton-on-Dearne, S63 8LW

Opening Times: Please ring 01709 892752 to find out about opening times or arrange a visit.

Contact: 01709 892752

Directions: M1 J36. Take A61 then A6195 Dearne Valley Parkway. At 12 roundabout turn left into Bolton-upon-Dearne and then right onto Wath Road. Bear right onto High Street, church on right.

Grid Reference: SE 453 025 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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