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Whilst visiting the bustling town centre of Rotherham, take a stroll up the hill to Talbot Lane and explore this wonderful Methodist church.

Often called a “gem of Methodist architecture”, the church was built in the neo-gothic style in 1903, after fire destroyed the previous early 19th century chapel built on the site where John Wesley preached. The church is the largest meeting place in Rotherham, with seating for around 850 people thanks to large galleries around three sides.

The interior of the church is magnificent, with some wonderful carved woodwork, including an oak pulpit and font and a high vaulted roof. The lovely Art Nouveau style chandeliers and early 1900’s stained glass windows create beautiful light in the church.

Why not come along and find out this fascinating history via our detailed information panels? You will also have the opportunity to join in various quizzes on the prepared sheets, as well as write or sketch if you feel inclined. The church does, of course, offer excellent opportunities for photography.

Look out on our website for details in 2011 of special events to mark 250 years of continuous worship on this site.

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


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: Ship Hill, Moorgate Street, Rotherham, S60 2EY

Opening Times: Normally open: Monday – Friday mornings (but it is best to phone first to make sure). Thursday 12:30 pm there is a short service followed by lunches: open to all. Open at other times by arrangement

Contact: 01709 835037 or 01709 322671 or

Directions: M1 J33. Follow A630, at 1st roundabout turn right onto A631. Turn left at main junction and follow A618 Moorgate Road for 2 miles. Church is on left 200 metres after the second set of traffic lights. It faces Rotherham Town Hall.

Grid Reference: SK 428 926 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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