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Mexborough parish church is very ancient in origin. Documents show that a church was on this site shortly after the Norman Conquest in 1066. In 1350-1400 the church consisted of a tower and spire, a nave and a square-headed chancel. When the refurbishment in 1890 started, it was evident that the church had gone through three stages of restoration.

During the restoration of 1890, the plaster and whitewash were removed on the north aisle to reveal the Creed, Lord’s Prayer and the Ten Commandments. They are well worth a visit.

The church has a lot of treasures to explore including some ancient stones in the porch. There is some beautiful stained glass and some stalls made by Robert ‘Mousey’ Thompson. The font is octagonal stone font and was made in the early 14th century. There are various memorials around church.

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: Church Street, Mexborough, S64 0ER

Opening Times: Details of the keyholders are available in the parish rooms window, across the road. To arrange a group visit please ring us.

Contact: 01709 582639

Directions: A1(M) J36. Follow signs to Mexborough. After crossing the new bridge across the canal and river, turn left onto Church Street. Church on left.

Grid Reference: SK 479 997 GB Grid


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


Mexborough St John the Baptist


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