WELCOME TO ST MARY'S CHURCH TICKHILL

Our mission as a church is to discover and share the love of Jesus, the peace of God and the joy of the Spirit at the heart of our community.

TICKHILL CHURCH FOR CHILDREN

Our mission as a church is to discover and share the love of Jesus, the peace of God and the joy of the Spirit at the heart of our community.

ST MARY'S FOR WEDDINGS

Our mission as a church is to discover and share the love of Jesus, the peace of God and the joy of the Spirit at the heart of our community.

ST MARY'S TICKHILL FOR BAPTISMS

St Mary’s church welcomes children, young people and adults for Baptism, which takes place during the 10:30 am service on the first Sunday of each month.

ST MARY'S CHURCH FOR FUNERALS

Our mission as a church is to discover and share the love of Jesus, the peace of God and the joy of the Spirit at the heart of our community.

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THE HISTORY OF OUR CHURCH

St.Mary’s is a Grade 1 listed building and has been described as one of the finest medieval churches in Yorkshire. The oldest parts of the building date back to the time of the castle (1109). It was during the fourteenth and especially the fifteenth centuries that the church was considerably extended both upwards and outwards.

Built of magnesian limestone the church has a light and spacious feel. An unusual feature is the window above the Chancel Arch and this, together with the sixteen clear clerestory windows, gives a wonderfully open aspect inside. The tower, originally a rather squat Norman structure grew to its new height of 124 feet to dominate the town’s skyline. It is capped by what has been described as an ‘exuberant crown’.

The Tower now contains eight bells, the earliest dating back to 1726. A special feature is the carillon installed in 1896 which ring a different tune every four hours.

During the last quarter of a century both the East and West ends of the church have been remodelled to adapt the building for more flexible usage. Whilst the majority of the stained glass is of the late 19th century, the South Aisle windows each contain medieval glass- recently restored.

 So sorry…. we are having to close for a bit

In light of the current Tier 5 Lockdown, on the grounds of public safety, the church will remain temporarily closed whilst Tier 5 status prevails.

We will continue to review the position on a regular basis and also pay close attention to advice forthcoming from the Diocese of Sheffield, in deciding when it’s considered safe for collective worship to resume.

It is with sadness I have to advise you of this, but I’m sure you’ll agree that the safety of our worshipping community is paramount during these very difficult times.

The daily streaming of Morning Prayer on Facebook continues, kindly led for us by Mrs Noreen Sweed.

If you require any further information, please do let me know.  

Phil Beavers

PCC Secretary

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

St.Mary’s Church regularly hold events and activities for all of the community to join us in. Keep visiting here for regular updates.

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SAFEGUARDING OF CHILDREN

The Parish of Tickhill is committed to high standards in the safeguarding and care of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Our safeguarding officer is Vicky Shirt who can be contacted on 07557 881859 and our Parish Safeguarding Policies can be read in full by following these links: Safeguarding Children Policy  Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy , Responding to Domestic abuse.

The Church of England has published a digital charter – a voluntary pledge encouraging individual Christians as well as churches to help make social media and the web more positive places.

As a church, St Mary’s has signed-up to this charter.  If you would like sign up as an individual please click on the link above.

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