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HIGH GREEN MORTOMLEY ST SAVIOUR

Amazing architectureMagnificent memorialsSpectacular stained glassLink with famous peopleInterpretation of site available

St Saviourís is the memorial church to Parkin Jeffcock, a mining engineer who was killed during rescue operations after the Oaks Colliery Disaster in 1866. The disaster claimed the lives of 361 men and boys. Parkinís family had lived at Mortomley Hall since the time of Henry VIII. Following his death, his family launched an appeal for the erection of a church and provided a site immediately opposite Mortomley Hall. The church was designed by James Brookes and dedicated in 1872.

Come and see our wonderful stained glass windows and interesting war memorials, including an unusual one to members of Mortomley St Saviourís Cricket Club.

St Saviourís was re-ordered in 2005 and underwent a major transformation. The original wooden pews in the nave were taken out and replaced with chairs, the pulpit was removed and a new electric organ was added. A new chapel was also created which houses our newest stained glass window (installed in 2010).

Since the Second World War, the population of the parish has increased considerably. To newcomers, the old Parish name of Mortomley is almost unknown and the name High Green covers the whole area. Surrounded by trees, flanked by a park and playing fields, the church still forms a quiet oasis on the edge of a busy district.

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

VISITING ST SAVIOUR

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: Mortomley Lane, High Green, Sheffield, S35 3HS

Opening Times: Vicarage is next door to the church, or by appointment.

Contact: 0114 2848231 or Edwin.mitchell1@btopenworld.com

Directions: M1 J35a. At 1st roundabout go straight. At 2nd roundabout turn left (A61 to Sheffield). Take 2nd left (Wortley Road). Bear left at moni roundabout. Church on left after Packhorse Lane.

Grid Reference: SK 343 974 GB Grid

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http://www.st-sav-highgreen.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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