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Church, free entry

Dinnington St Leonard

Dinnington St Leonard


Sarah Arthur

0845 652 9634

0777 987 5642


Church Lane,
S25 2PQ


Come and visit our delightful and welcoming church, set in the very heart of our town. Dinnington is a small ex-mining village which has now become a small town, due to new houses and businesses.

St Leonard's is an 18th century church built on the site of a much earlier building. The first church in Dinnington was recorded in 1088. This original church was destroyed by fire around 1318. It is unknown when the church was rebuilt but it is recorded that by the 1780's this second church was in a poor state and demolished in 1785. Robert Athorpe, a local landowner, built the present Church in 1868.

The church contains the wonderful glass and wood Miners Memorial Screen, dedicated to miners who died at the local pit between 1904-1991. It includes the etched glass "Tree of Life" with 4 mosaic plaques and 2 small plaques made by local people. They depict the lives and memories of the community.

The Church also contains stained glass thought to be by Kempe and interesting memorials covering the history of village life. It has a 19th century reredos which has the crucifixion flanked by St Peter and St Leonard. There is also an 1860 carved stone font used now as a holy water stoop.

Our Church motto is "Unlimited, unconditional, unquestioned love, freely given with no expectation of return, with a comradeship and equality for all". You will experience a warm and friendly welcome at St Leonard's. Please do come and visit us.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Please bear in mind that heritage faith sites are all working buildings and may be closed on some days for special occasions. Please contact HERITAGE INSPIRED for latest opening times of our partner sites.


Free entry

May charge for some activities and events.


See location of Dinnington St Leonard on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 525859  Lat: 53.36737 Long: -1.21246

M1 J31. Follow A57 to Anston. In Anston turn left to Dinnington. At mini roundabout turn left, church is in front.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Kiveton Park station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
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