St Catherine of Siena

Church of England Grade II listed church designed by Basil Spence, built in 1959.

About this church

Built in 1959 to serve the new urban estates in the Woodthorpe and Richmond area of Sheffield, the church is designed by Basil Spence (designer of Coventry Cathedral) to make effective use of natural light and space. A bronze sculpture by Ronald Pope depicts St Catherine of Siena at the foot of the cross holding a burning heart decorates the bell tower.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access throughout
  • Car park at church
  • On street parking at church
  • Accessible toilets in church
  • Café in church
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Wifi

Other nearby churches

St Mary

St Mary’s was founded in 1170 by the Norman Lord, William de Lovetott. Of this church, only part of the chancel and the lower part of the tower remain.

St Helen

There has been a church on this site since the reign of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066) and it is the only one noted in the Domesday Book as being in the ‘vast and ancient territory of Hallamshire’.

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