Rotherham Minster opens doors for the centenary tour

15th October 2014

This weekend, Rotherham Minster will open its doors for the Diocese of Sheffield’s Centenary Tour.  Continuing the journey around the diocese, people will be able to explore the building, see heritage displays and exhibitions from parishes and take part in worship.

The event takes place 2-5pm (with Act of Worship at 4pm). Everyone is welcome to attend.

Things to see and do:

  • Guided tour of the Minster building.
  • Visit the Chapel on the Bridge and the former jail underneath.
  • Explore the life of Thomas Rotherham, Archbishop of York and founder of Rotherham Grammar School.

Parishes from around the Rotherham area will be attending with exhibitions. Rebecca Turner, a local Olympian and Commonwealth medal winner, will be attending the event with her freestyle swimming relay medals.

The Chapel on the Bridge (complete with tours of the former prison cells) will be open on Saturday 18 October, 10am - 4pm and on Sunday 19 October, 2 - 4pm. Rotherham Minster itself will be open for guided tours on the Sunday between 2 - 4pm and a service will take place between 4 - 5pm. As with previous events, special Centenary souvenirs will be on sale, including a special Centenary Beer brewed by Doncaster Brewery.

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