Come and visit our delightful and welcoming church, set in the very heart of our town. Dinnington is a small ex-mining village which has now become a small town, due to new houses and businesses.
St Leonard’s is an 18th century church built on the site of a much earlier building. The first church in Dinnington was recorded in 1088. This original church was destroyed by fire around 1318. It is unknown when the church was rebuilt but it is recorded that by the 1780’s this second church was in a poor state and demolished in 1785. Robert Athorpe, a local landowner, built the present Church in 1868.
The church contains the wonderful glass and wood Miners Memorial Screen, dedicated to miners who died at the local pit between 1904-1991. It includes the etched glass “Tree of Life” with 4 mosaic plaques and 2 small plaques made by local people. They depict the lives and memories of the community.
The Church also contains stained glass thought to be by Kempe and interesting memorials covering the history of village life. It has a 19th century reredos which has the crucifixion flanked by St Peter and St Leonard. There is also an 1860 carved stone font used now as a holy water stoop.
Our Church motto is “Unlimited, unconditional, unquestioned love, freely given with no expectation of return, with a comradeship and equality for all”. You will experience a warm and friendly welcome at St Leonard’s. Please do come and visit us.
If you know anything more about the heritage of this site and would like us to include it here please contact us.
Address: Church Lane, Dinnington, S25 2PQ
Opening Times: Monday - Saturday: 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Contact: 01909 518777 or 01909 562335 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: M1 J31. Follow A57 to Anston. In Anston turn left to Dinnington. At mini roundabout turn left, church is in front.
Grid Reference: SK 525 859 GB Grid
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