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SHEFFIELD PARK ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST

Amazing architectureMagnificent memorialsSpectacular stained glassInteresting churchyard

St John the Evangelist has been welcoming the parish and people of the Park district since 1834. It was one of the original six churches built by the Sheffield Church Burgesses spreading out from the cathedral as the city of Sheffield grew larger.

St Johnís is well worth a visit, with many things to see. The large worship area is built with no pillars or columns Ė an amazing feat in 1834. The spire is visible for miles around and fans of modern architecture will be fascinated by the octagonal hall added at the end of the 1960ís Ė a masterpiece of concrete style!

In 1990 (at the time of the World Student Games) the church was reordered, with a bright new colour scheme. Wooden pews were replaced with comfortable chairs and the organ was moved onto the balcony.
The First World War memorial has recently been restored to its original glory and the church has a lovely stained glass window, which is taller on the outside than it is on the inside. The graves in the churchyard date back to the 1830s.

St Johnís Ministers have included many well known Ďfirebrandí vicars with a heart for the ordinary honest Sheffield folk. You can be assured of a warm welcome at this city church.

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

VISITING ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST

Open at specified timesTours for groups and schoolsGenerally accessible to wheelchair usersParking at Church or nearbyAccessible by public transportRefreshments at site or nearbyToilets at site or nearby

Address: St Johnís Church, Bernard St, Sheffield, S2 5PU

Opening Times: Normally open Thursday and Sunday mornings 9:30am - 10:30am before services, or other times by arrangement.

Contact: 0114 272 7423 or chris.stebbing@sheffield.anglican.org

Directions: M1 J33 towards Sheffield (A57 Parkway). Follow Parkway Park Square Roundabout. Take second left (signposted City Road Crematorium). Up the hill. At lights turn sharp left onto Bernard Street. Church is on right at the end of the green block of flats.

Grid Reference: SK 364 875 GB Grid

GOOGLE MAP LINK

http://www.stjohnpark.org.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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