St Nicholas

St Nicholas church is a beautiful 15th century building set in Sheffield's Peak District, with many interesting features: glass, stonework, and woodwork.

About this church

Simon Jenkins, in 'England's Thousand Best Churches'; writes that, from the church 'the view is glorious, enjoyed by the weather beaten gargoyles peering from under toppling pinnacles'.

A beautiful and atmospheric church with interesting fragments of medieval stained glass, also some fine Victorian and early 20th century stained glass. Some medieval stonework, including gargoyles and a Saxon cross.

The church contains medieval woodwork, panels and roof bosses, including a green man. There is also Victorian woodwork including a decorated pulpit, made in Sheffield; and a lectern brought from Philadelphia in 19th century!

The church was famous recently for a dramatic special floodlight illumination too mark the centenary of World War I. It is an inspirational setting, and an inspirational space.

The Bradfield Festival of Music takes place each year at the end of June.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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