St Mary Magdalene

Our lovely church has stood above the village of Whiston for over 800 years.

About this church

The church that you can see today is a combination of the original Norman building; the major redevelopment during the Victorian era by John Oldrid Scott; and a reordering that took place in the 1990s, to give the church more modern facilities.

Things to see also include the tower (1250) with a ring of eight bells, two of which are medieval (c1468); and Victorian stained glass by Kempe.

The churchyard is extensive, and includes a number of interesting gravestones.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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