All Saints Church, Rotherham
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|Denomination||Church of England|
|Vicar(s)||Philip Batchford (Vicar)
Rachel Young (Associate Vicar)Ali Middleton (Associate Vicar)
|Organist(s)||Ian Wilcock (Senior Director of Music) Elliott Walker (Centenary Project Worker)|
All Saints Church, Rotherham, also known as Rotherham Minster, stands in Church Street, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. Pevsner describes it as "one of the largest and stateliest churches in Yorkshire". On 19 October 1951 it was designated as a Grade I listed building.
History, architecture and furnishings
The origins of the church are fourteenth century and the chancel is of that date. The tower is early fifteenth century and contains a peal of 12 bells. Ten were cast in 1924 and two added in 1986. The remainder of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, or of the substantial restoration by George Gilbert Scott in 1873–5. The style is Perpendicular.
The chancel chapel was built in 1480 by Thomas Rotherham, the locally born Archbishop of Lincoln, who subsequently endowed the College of Jesus, attached to the church, on his elevation to the Archbishopric of York.
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- The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: West Riding, page 418
- Historic England, "Church of All Saints, Rotherham (1132733)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 27 June 2013
- Dove's Guide to the Church Bells of England
- Clifton-Taylor 1974, p. 259.
- Clifton-Taylor 1974, pp. 19–20.
- National Pipe Organ Register