St Andrew

This lovely church, a shrine of great antiquity, hallowed by over 900 years of prayer and praise, is possibly one of the oldest churches in South Yorkshire.

Bolton on Dearne, Yorkshire

Opening times

Please contact us to arrange a visit.


High Street
Bolton on Dearne
S63 8LW

There was a church here when Edward the Confessor built Westminster Abbey, before the Norman Conquest.

The church has examples of five periods of architecture. The nave is on the site of the original Anglo Saxon church and the bottom part of the wall is certainly Saxon. There is also a rare Saxon window and a genuine Norman window. The north aisle has lovely 12th century pillars and the tower is 16th century perpendicular.

There is much to see including a Jacobean pulpit with inlaid panels, memory cloth and recent painting ‘The Baptism of Christ’.

There is no stained glass, which is unusual for an ancient church, but means that there is a wonderful sense of light and space.

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

Contact information

Other nearby churches

St John & St Mary

Goldthorpe, Yorkshire

The church was built by the 2nd Viscount Halifax, keen to inspire the local community and encourage their spiritual wellbeing.

All Saints

Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire

For more than 1000 years a building has stood on this spot, Saxons and Normans, Tudors and Elizabethans, Victorians and even us today have left their mark on it.

St Peter

Barnburgh, Yorkshire

Since around 1150, the honey coloured Yorkshire stone church and tower of St Peters has been welcoming people to Barnburgh.