image for Church item typeGreenhill St Peter at St Peter's Church, Greenhill

Church, free entry

Greenhill St Peter

Greenhill St Peter

Contact

David Memmott

0114 2374874

Address

Reney Avenue,
Greenhill,
Sheffield,
S8 7FN

Details

We promise a warm welcome to all who visit.

St Peter’s was built in 1964-65 to serve an area of new housing on the edge of Sheffield. Plans for an anglican church in Greenhill, then part of the Parish of Norton St James, were first developed in the 1930s. The church was designed in 1963 by the Sheffield firm of Oxley and Bussey. St Peter’s was consecrated by the Bishop of Derby in May 1965.

The designation in 1999 of St Peter’s as a Grade II listed building described it as “a most handsome and lavish church of its date with fixtures and fittings of exceptional quality and completeness”.

The church is roughly circular in plan and centred on a 93 ft high spire - a prominent south Sheffield landmark. The main framework of the building is supported by four laminated timer legs which reach right to the top of the spire! St Peter’s is an early example of the influence of the Liturgical Movement. Because of it the priest celebrating communion at St Peter’s is much closer to the people than in the great majority of churches.

Internally St Peter’s is austere with exposed brick walls and a muhuhu wood block floor. There is a lovely Matlock marble font. All around the walls are fourteen embroidered banners, featuring the Stations of the Cross. The Chapel of Healing and Reconciliation features a beautiful floor to ceiling stained glass window. It is a remarkable example of modern stained glass, showing various symbols of St Peter.

Coach parties acceptedFacilities for groupsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

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Prices

Free entry

Free

Directions

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Map reference: SK 473999  Lat: 53.49367 Long: -1.28850

M1 J33. Follow signs for Sheffield City Centre. Turn left into the A6102 for Chesterfield (Prince of Wales Road, Ridgeway Road, Norton Avenue, Bochum Parkway). At the Meadowhead roundabout (junction with the A61) go straight on to the B6054 (sign posted Bradway). The church is clearly visible beside the next roundabout. Turn right into Reney Road and then first left into Reney Avenue.

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
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