Welcome to our church of St Columba & St Kentigem. It may not be what you are used to seeing in this country, because our community belongs to the Eastern Orthodox Church. The church was originally based in Antioch, Syria, but since the 15th century our patriarch has lived in Damascus, Lebanon.
The church was built in 1923 by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Leeds and later was part of the new Diocese of Hallam, from whom we purchased the building. This is the only Eastern Orthodox Church in South Yorkshire and some members of the congregation travel quite long distances to worship here. The community was formed in 1994 and originally worshipped in the cemetery chapel at Conisbrough.
The church building is modern. Its functional design allows the congregation to worship God and practise its faith in the way it has done for 2000 years. However, the decorations in the church are beautiful and include many icons of saints around the walls. There is an exhibition of vestments and photographs of the Sacred Vessels, the Censer and the Gospel Book. All these things help us to contemplate the beauty and majesty of God and help us to become saints through the Grace of God given to us through prayer, fasting, almsgiving and the Holy Sacraments.
If you know anything more about the heritage of this site and would like us to include it here please contact us.
Address: Staveley Street, New Edlington, DN12 1BW
Opening Times: At services (Great Vespers: Saturday 6pm, Divine Liturgy: Sunday 10am) or by appointment.
Contact: 01302 368916 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: A1(M) J36. A630 into Conisbrough. At junction bear left onto Edlington Lane. Turn right at Staveley Street and right towards Queens Park. Turn left at Queens Park, church on left.
Grid Reference: SK 537 993 GB Grid
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