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SHEFFIELD ST WILLIAM OF YORK

Spectacular stained glassInterpretation of site available

This lovely Catholic Church is light and airy in the busy city. The origin of the parish church goes back to 1905 when a small Chapel of Ease was built on the present site. This chapel became a Mass Centre as a sister church of St Marie's, now the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Hallam.

The chapel was extended in the early 1930s when the present presbytery and previous parish hall were also built. St William's became a parish in 1932 when Father Moloney became the first parish priest. Father Keegan succeeded Father Scanell in 1960 and undertook the second large extension to the church, which was completed in 1971 to accommodate a growing parish.

The church was dedicated on 7th October 1982. Although largely hidden from the outside by hillside, terraced housing and a busy shopping precinct, the inside of the church is bright, open and modern in appearance, much admired by those who use or visit it.

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

VISITING ST WILLIAM OF YORK

Open dawn to dusk every dayTours for groups and schoolsGenerally accessible to wheelchair usersParking at Church or nearbyAccessible by public transportRefreshments at site or nearbyToilets at site or nearby

Address: Eccleshall Road, Sheffield, S11 8TL

Opening Times: The church is open from 9am 9pm every day.

Contact: 0114 2662034

Directions: M1 J33. Parkway to Sheffield. At Park Square take 3 exit past train station. Next roundabout turn right, 2nd roundabout turn left onto Ecclesall Road. Church past Hunters Bar, on right.

Grid Reference: SK 328 852 GB Grid

GOOGLE MAP LINK

http://www.stwilliamofyorksheffield.org.uk/index.html

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

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