Heritage Inspired’s five year Lottery-funded project has come to an end and we’d like to thanks all our partners and sponsors for their support.
HOWEVER.... it doesn’t mean the end of Heritage Inspired!!
The resource will continue to be available via this website and NEW members are welcome to join.
The leaflets and guides that have printed over the past 13 years will continue to be available at the sites listed here on the website and if anyone has any enquiries, you can cointinue to raise them by clicking on “Contact”
The Steering Group will continue to work on behalf of the Heritage faith sites in and around South Yorkshire, coordinating Open Days and assisting with a range of projects.
Please feel free to contact us via e-mail, any time.
Churches, chapels, mosques, gurudwaras, synagogues and other faith sites are literally 'treasure houses' of history.
Very few ancient sites are built in the style of one architectural period, and their history can be traced through the jigsaw of architectural styles.
Faith sites are the keepers of community heritage. Churchyards, in particular, are a veritable ‘who's who' of the area. In addition, they are also keepers of traditions and rites that may have been practiced for generations.
There are around 10,000 faith sites of medieval origin in the UK. They were all built for the same purpose, but no two are the same. Each offers a new experience, and subsequent visits often reveal new secrets.
South Yorkshire has a wonderful heritage of faith buildings peppered across the countryside and nestling in our towns. Why not come and explore them with us!
This website aims to showcase our wonderful heritage, but is a work in progress. Check back often to see the new hidden gems that have been added.
BARNSLEY ST PETER THE APOSTLE
Our beautiful church is known as Barnsley’s “hidden gem” (as described by John Betjeman). The church was designed in the Gothic R...