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WATH ALL SAINTS

Amazing architecturePre-Domesday siteGlorious green men & gargoylesMagnificent memorialsSpectacular stained glassInteresting churchyardLink with famous peopleInterpretation of site available

Welcome to All Saints church, Wath upon Dearne. For more than 1000 years a building has stood on this spot. Local people from the community of Wath have come to celebrate to seek help to give support to pray to worship God. Some have come week by week others have come on special occasions times of joy and sorrow to give thanks or to find comfort.

Over the years the building has changed and grown, been altered and adapted. Saxons and Normans, Tudors and Elizabethans, Victorians and even us today have left their mark on it.

All Saints is a spectacular village church, with much to see. There are visible remains of the Norman church, dating from around 1150, including the steep-pitch roofline. The Lady Chapel was added around 1300 and includes five original Norman carved stone heads.

Inside, the church is beautiful. All Saints has an impressive collection of painted roof bosses, dating back to the 16th century. They include faces resembling animals and humans, and many show a tongue sticking out. There also many interesting monuments and memorials in the church and churchyard, including the top section of the original church spire. We hope you will enjoy your visit and find something of interest and inspiration.

If you would like to know more about the church - its history and development or if you are interested in the life of the church community of today, please come and take a look around.

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

VISITING ALL SAINTS

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: Church Street, Wath upon Dearne, S63 7RD

Opening Times: Open 10:00am 2:00pm everyday.

Contact: 01709 872299 or contact@wathparishchurch.co.uk

Directions: M1, J36. Follow A6195 Dearne Valley Parkway to Wath Road roundabout. Right then right.

Grid Reference: SE 432 009 GB Grid

GOOGLE MAP LINK

http://www.wathparishchurch.co.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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