The Minster Church of All Saints is considered the finest perpendicular church in Yorkshire. The Minster’s 180ft spire topped with its 7ft gilded weathervane has dominated the space in Rotherham town centre for over 500 years and has its roots in a Saxon church as far back as the 10th century.
The Minster is a Grade 1 Listed Building, making it a building of exceptional interest. The Minster along with the Chapel of Our Lady on the Bridge (also a Grade 1 Listed Building) are places of great historic significance.
The Minster has been a site of Christian worship for over 1000 years. On entering the church, the size is impressive. Its graceful arcade and tall slender pillars separates the nave and side aisles.
Above, the flat oak beamed roof is decorated with 77 beautifully carved and gilded bosses, each one unique.
The hand carved Jacobean Pulpit, is an attractive wine glass design that was installed in 1604. The canopy with its carved cherubs was added in 1700. The Victorian Baptism Font was installed in 1881.
The Brass Eagle Lectern was given to commemorate a major church restoration in 1875. The eagle was adopted by the Christian church to symbolise the word of God being carried around the world; hence the global ball under the eagle’s talons.
Rotherham Minster is home to a very famous Snetzler Organ. The organ was built and installed in 1777 by Johann Snetzler, one of the best organ builders of his day.