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Church, free entry

Barnsley St Edward the Confessor

Barnsley St Edward the Confessor


Sarah Arthur

0845 652 9634

0777 987 5642


Racecommon Road,
S70 6JY


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.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

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Free entry


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Map reference: SE 337054  Lat: 53.54415 Long: -1.49289

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

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Barnsley station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
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