More commonly known as Rotherham Minster, the Minster Parish Church has stood at the heart of Rotherham town centre for over a thousand years.
Today it is a place of regular Christian worship, quiet contemplation, musical excellence, and a hub of community activity.
The Minster is an architecturally outstanding, Grade 1 listed, building that speaks of permanence and hope and is by far the most prominent building in the town centre, where it has become adopted as an icon.
As well as a significant physical structure, the church hopes to continue on the path to becoming a major community and cultural facility and, in partnership with St Paul's Masbrough, contribute to the ongoing regeneration of the town centre.
To do this the team are committed to bringing people together, not only in acts of worship but also as a community who are passionate about seeing the town thrive through positive change and acts of love.
Thanks to funding from the Strategic Development Fund (SDF) we, along with St John in Goole, have been tasked with the role of becoming a “resourcing church”; one that "intentionally resources mission across an area by planting and revitalising other churches, developing leaders and providing other resources for mission”.
All are welcome to join us for any of our community activities or acts of worship, please visit our worship and events pages for more information.
Completed in 1902, St Paul's Masbrough has served the community of Masbrough and Kimberworth for nearly 120 years.
The church was constructed to serve an expanding population of the early 1900s and act as a daughter church to St. Thomas’ Church Kimberworth.
Buildings and land have changed since construction and between the 1960s and 1980s, St. Paul’s Church merged with three other different churches and adopted a high church churchmanship.
In the 1990s, the church underwent the largest re-ordering in its history, including the removal of many pews towards the back on the church and the addition of a narthex and kitchen. Above the narthex, an upstairs hall was added and the South Aisle extension had its pews removed and was converted into three separate rooms which now are
used as a vestry, office and porch space.
The chancel too has seen much change. Some of this change included the construction of the church’s pipe organ case and the addition of a chancel screen which came from a bombed church during the Second World War. The choir stalls were removed in the 1980s but reinstated in 2017.
Now St Paul's serves the community by proving space for community meals, messy church, regular fetes and fundraising activities and as a food distribution hub during the COVID-19 lockdown period.
Getting together and doing something useful…that’s what TimeBuilders is all about.
Whether you want to make new friends, gain new skills, or get stuck into a project that is
making a difference to Rotherham people, TimeBuilders could be for you.
New groups are always popping up – from getting out to tidy up the town with the
litter pickers, stretching your legs with the walkers or getting competitive with the games group there’s something for everyone. Knitters might like to support our latest project or you could improve your health and wellbeing by joining the pilates or drawing group.
Finding ways to support and include those marginalised in society is important to us and our weekly St Paul’s CookHouse creates a healthy meal for vulnerable families.
To find out more about the huge range of Timebuilders activities taking place at Rotherham Minster and St Paul's Masbrough.