All Saints Church, Rotherham

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Rotherham Minster
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Rotherham Minster
grid reference SK428928
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad Church
Dedication All Saints
Parish Rotherham
Diocese Sheffield
Province York
Canon(s) David Bliss
Organist(s) Philip Higgins

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".[1] On 19 October 1951 it was designated as a Grade I listed building.[2]

History, architecture and furnishings[edit]

The origins of the church are fourteenth century and the chancel is of that date.[2] The tower is early fifteenth century and contains a peal of 12 bells. Ten were cast in 1924 and two added in 1986 <Dove's Guide to the Church Bells of England>. The remainder of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, or of the substantial restoration by George Gilbert Scott in 1873-5.[2] The style is Perpendicular.[1]

The Interior of Rotherham Parish Church by William Cowen in 1848

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.[1]

Alec Clifton-Taylor includes it in his list of "best" English parish churches[3] and describes it as "the glory of Rotherham".[4]


A specification of the 3 manual 1777 John Snetzler organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[5]


  1. ^ a b c The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: West Riding, page 418
  2. ^ a b c Historic England, "Church of All Saints, Rotherham (1132733)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 27 June 2013 
  3. ^ Clifton-Taylor 1974, p. 259.
  4. ^ Clifton-Taylor 1974, pp. 19–20.
  5. ^ National Pipe Organ Register


Coordinates: 53°25′52″N 1°21′25″W / 53.43102°N 1.35692°W / 53.43102; -1.35692