About Us

Want to find out more about our Church, our people and what we do - then you've come to the right place! Our website is a reflection of all of the above; already you can access quite a lot!

Our Interactive Calendar is available via the Main Menu. You can see what's happening on any day of the week - whether that's a service, a social event or one of our group meetings. You can view what's happening by day, week or month.

Want to see what we've been up to, then have a browse through the Main Menu. Got any pictures that you'd like adding - we'd love to hear from you; click here to send us an email.

We publish our magazines monthly, but you can access an electronic copy, going back over the last couple of years.

  • And More!

There's lots more - check out a list of Our Services, you can access a Bible Reading Plan by clicking the Living Word - and you can even check out some reasons why you shouldn't come to Church by clicking here!

  • Our History

The Parish was formed in the 1840s out of the ancient Parish of Silkstone to meet the needs of the growing population. Along with many parishes in this area, Dodworth was influenced by the Anglo-Catholic movement but most regular worshippers would probably consider themsevles to be "middle of the road" Anglicans. Vestments are worn by the clergy and music is provided by an organ, electric piano and CD. There is no choir at present - but if anyone would like to start one please contact the Vicar. Everybody, whatever your background, is welcome to worship and participate in Church events. All volunteers are CRB checked.

There are two other Churches in the Parish - Methodist and Weslyan Reform - that, together with the Parish Church, constitute Dodworth Christian Council. The Churches work closely together throughout the year and enjoy many shared functions.

Dodworth Parish is made up of two distinct areas: the old village of Dodworth and Gilroyd. The main industry was once mining, but many newer firms have moved in, creating employment and recreation.

There are two schools in the Parish. The Church School, Dodworth St John's (CE)(VA) Primary, is closely linked with the Church while the community primary school, Keresforth, has a looser, but nevertheless important, relationship with the Parish Church.

The Church building is open on most days for Morning and Evening Prayer. Holy Communion is always celebrated on Sundays and Thursdays and usually on Mondays and Wednesdays too.