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We look forward to welcoming you to St Edwards.

The church is a Grade II listed building and the people of Barnsley have worshipped here for over 100 years. It was built by Edward George Lancaster JP in a quiet style of the early English period.

The church consists of a nave (70 feet long) with north and south aisles. The nave is divided from the aisles by granite columns in four bays and the open timbered roof is of pitched pine. The chancel is 40 feet in length and 20 feet wide. The church cost approximately £30,000 to build. It was consecrated on 13 November 1902 by the Bishop of Wakefield.

There are lots of things to see in St Edwards. These include the carved font and pulpit, which complement each other beautifully. The magnificent west window was installed in 1936. It has five lancet shaped lights and nine tracery lights, and shows the ship of the church approaching land and the shore of the Holy City, the new Jerusalem. The tracery at the top features the signs of the zodiac and the sun and moon. There is a carved reredos made from polished English alabaster and marble from Connemara (Ireland) and Castellino (Tuscany).

The Lady Chapel was dedicated in 1910. It contains a lovely reredos portraying ‘The Last Supper’ in painted glass tiles. The oak altar, carving and oak paneling was created by a Churchwarden.

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 noticeGenerally accessible to wheelchair usersParking at Church or nearbyAccessible by public transportRefreshments at site or nearbyToilets at site or nearby

Address: Racecommon Road, Kingstone, Barnsley, S70 6JY

Opening Times: The church is open for visitors on Wednesdays from May to October between 10:30am – 3:30pm. It can be open at other times by arrangement.

Contact: 01226 203986 or

Directions: M1 J37. Follow A628 to Barnsley. At traffic lights turn right and follow road round. Church is on left.

Grid Reference: SE 337 054 GB Grid



Click on a point of interest for more details.

Church's footprint The Font The West Window North Aisle Stained Glass The Lady Chapel The Pulpit Historic Organ The Reredos The East Window South Aisle Stained Glass The Deighton Windows The Tower

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


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