Heeley Parish Church, or Christ Church Heeley as it is otherwise known, is a Grade II listed building, founded in 1846 from part of St Mary’s Parish on Bramall Lane. The first vicar was Rev. Henry Denson Jones, and the church was opened in August 1848. The church was extended in 1890 and 1897 with the addition of the side aisles and vestry, and the clock in the tower of Heeley church was added in 1901 to commemorate the long reign of Queen Victoria. A little known fact is that one of the founders of modern football, Nathaniel Creswick, is buried in the churchyard of Heeley Parish Church.