The first Roman Catholic priest appointed in Denaby Main was Father Kavanagh in 1894. Services took place in a disused schoolroom near the railway. Mr Andrew Montague gave land for a permanent church to be built which was completed in June 1898. The occasion was marked by a luncheon held in Rossington Street School, attended by many local dignitaries who had contributed to the building costs of St Albans.
The Convent of Mercy was opened in 1927 as a branch of the House of Clifford which has its headquarters at Cantley.
The church is grade II listed and there are many interesting things to see inside!
If you know anything more about the heritage of this site and would like us to include it here please contact us.
Address: Wadworth Street, Denaby Main, DN12 4AQ
Opening Times: Usually open before and after Mass everyday. Please contact Fr Cooke on 01709 862177.
Contact: 01709 862177
Directions: A1(M) J36. Take A630 Sheffield Road to Rotherham. In Conisbrough turn right at traffic lights, and follow road around the bottom of castle hill. After the railway station turn left onto Wadworth Street.
Grid Reference: SK 502 994 GB Grid
The text has been written by volunteers from the site, more information can be found when you visit in person.
Designed by TownTalk