St John the Evangelist

Discover our lovely village church, built in 1867, set in the picturesque village with extensive views over the valley towards Cawthorne and beyond.

Hanes yr eglwys hon

The site for the church, extending to about 2 acres, was given by Frances Thomas Vernon Wentworth of Wentworth Castle and is situated in what was then the centre of the parish, close to the school. However, building of private properties has taken place mostly to the south of the site.

The church was consecrated on 30th July 1868 and was constructed to accommodate 250 worshippers. Hoylandswaine parish is now part of the Benefice of Hoylandswaine and Silkstone with Stainborough.

The church has a wonderful peel of bells in the tower. Many bell ringing competitions are held here throughout the year.

The interior of the church is very simple but beautiful. The east window, which depicts the Crucifixion with the blessed Mother and St John on either side, was designed by William Morris. Five pews have recently been removed to provide more space at the back and front of the nave allowing the building to be used more extensively. A replacement pipe organ was fitted in 2007 which necessitated the reorganization of the choir vestry.

Unlike many parish churches in the area, St Johns’ has a full choir of men and ladies at most of the services.

The churchyard is often visited by people looking for their ancestors and the burial register, together with baptism and wedding registers are available for inspection.

Prif nodweddion

  • Pensaernïaeth ysblennydd
  • Gwydr lliw gwefreiddiol
  • Celfi campus
  • Mynwent gyfareddol
  • Hanesion treftadaeth gymdeithasol
  • Treftadaeth genedlaethol yma

Gwybodaeth ar gyfer ymwelwyr

  • Mynediad gwastad i'r prif fannau
  • Parcio ar y stryd wrth yr eglwys
  • Parcio o fewn 250m
  • Toiledau hygyrch gerllaw
  • Caniateir cŵn
  • Croeso i gerddwyr a beicwyr
  • Lle i ddiogelu'ch beic

Other nearby churches

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Eglwys Crist

Adeiladwyd yr eglwys gyntaf ar y safle hwn yn 1841, ond fe’i difrodwyd yn ddifrifol gan dân. Yn ôl yr hanes, ym mis Mai 1891, cynhaliodd y Ficer ‘briodas yn yr adfeilion’.

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St Deiniol

Mae eglwys wedi’i chysegru i Sant Deiniol wedi sefyll ar y safle hwn ers y chweched ganrif. Mae’r gynulleidfa’n ymfalchïo yn y cysylltiad rhwng yr eglwys a theulu y Prif Weinidog Fictoraidd, William Ewart Gladstone.

Dewch yn Gyfaill Ymddiriedolaeth Genedlaethol yr Eglwysi - ar gyfer pobl sy'n dwli ar eglwysi!