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Amazing architectureSpectacular stained glassInteresting churchyard

St Mary's is the civic church of Barnsley and provides a place of worship, peace and quiet in the town centre.

The foundations of the building date from the 8th century. The tower from the 15th century. The basis of the present structure was built in 1822. By 1870 the church had the shape it has today. The war memorial chapel dates from 1919.

St Mary's is home to a Father Smith Organ Case. Father Smith was appointed royal organ builder by King Charles II.

St Mary's was originally in the ancient parish of Silkstone but as trade routes developed, the settlement in Barnsley became the main commercial centre, whilst Silkstone remained agricultural. It is thought that St Mary's may have once been St Helen's.

If you know anything more about the heritage of this site and would like us to include it here please contact us.


Keyholder noticeTours for groups and schoolsGenerally accessible to wheelchair usersParking at Church or nearbyAccessible by public transportRefreshments at site or nearbyToilets at site or nearby

Address: Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AL

Opening Times: Please contact us to arrange a visit.

Contact: 01226 203102

Directions: M1 J37. Turn right and follow the main Dodworth Road into the town centre. At the roundabout take 2nd left, follow the road around to the right at traffic lights. Church is on right, there is parking on the street.

Grid Reference: SE 343 066 GB Grid


The text has been written by volunteers from the site, more information can be found when you visit in person.


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