St John's Church, Throapham, South Yorkshire

Address: St John's Road, Throapham, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S25 1YL
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Ancient past and modern life

This 13th-church sits at the end of a modern street that runs from Laughton-en-le-Morthen to Dinnington.

Its great treasure is a beautifully carved stone coffin lid from 1300.

The windows, clerestory, tower, font and screen are from the 15th-century.

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Road directions

6 miles south east of Rotherham and north of B6463

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Kiveton Park (3.5 miles)

OS Reference No.

SK 523 876

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walkround guides we have for this church.

 

 

 

 

PDF iconYorkshire County Guide (PDF, 4.9mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in North, South and West Yorkshire. Printed copies of the county guides are also available at the church.

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Comments

  1. Pam Cook (21 Sep 2011, 12:27)

    The Friends of Throapham church have taken over running events throughout the summer months (too cold in winter). In addition they have been working hard to clear at least 30 years of brambles, ivy and weeds from the churchyard making it accessible to visitors again.

    The last open days 2011 are Saturday 24th September 10 till 4 and Sunday 25th September Noon till 4. We have on display the Parish Records from the 1500s and also old photographs and information on the Parish, Church, and Local Area.

  2. John Downs (28 Mar 2013, 16:48)

    Back in the mid to late 1940's I was a choirboy at St John's and All Saints. We had a service at each Church on alternate Sundays. I later rang the bell from within the vestry and pumped the organ. My Grandma whose family name was Barnes and also my step brother George Barnes are buried in the churchyard. The last time that I visited I couldn't find the graves which lie side by side. I now live in Gosport, Hampshire and sadly too infirm to make anymore visits. I still look back at the happy times that I had with the Church Choir and enjoyed visiting both St John's and All Saints.I was also a member of Laughton Scout Group. On one of my later visits I was sad to see that someone had stolen lead from the roof and that there was some water ingress.

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Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

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Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

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St John's Church, Throapham, South Yorkshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.