Whiston Parish Church
St Mary Magdalene, Whiston; Rotherham


Welcome to the official website of Whiston Parish Church. We are a Church of England parish church in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. We stand at the heart of our community; serving Whiston Village, The Grange Estate, The Duke-of-Norfolk Estate; Upper Whiston, Morthen and other outlying areas.

Whiston Parish Church has been serving God and His people of Whiston and Upper Whiston for 800 years. It has been described as a 'hidden gem' of Rotherham because of its beautiful setting. All who visit talk of the warm and joy-filled welcome that they receive. The Church is a place of prayer, a place of worship, a place of Christian friendship and fellowship. As a Church family in Whiston, we aim to play an active and full part in the Sheffield Diocesan vision 'to grow a sustainable network of Christ-like, lively and diverse Christian communities in every place which are effective in making disciples and in seeking to transform our society and God's world.'

We welcome all with open arms and God's unconditional love to join our friendly congregation as we gather together in fellowship, praise and worship.

We are currently in a period of interregnum. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we seek God's guidance on the way forward.

Thank you

Service Times

Sunday Services

Monthly Services December 2019

9.45 am

Parish Communion and Starfish Gang
All Age Family Service (Second Sunday)


Sun, 15th Dec

9.45 am
6.00 pm

Parish Eucharist
Evening Prayer

6.00 pm

Choral Evensong
Healing Service / Parish Communion (Second Sunday)
Evening Prayer (Third and Fourth Sunday)

Sun, 22nd Dec

9.45 am
6.00 pm

Parish Eucharist
Nine Lessons & Carols

Wednesday Service

Tues, 24th Dec
Christmas Eve

5.00 pm
11.30 pm


Crib Service
Midnight Communion


10.30 am
Every Wednesday
unless stated

Holy Communion followed by refreshments

Weds, 25th Dec
Christmas Day

10.30 am

All Age Family Service

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Sunday, 8th Dec 2019

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Sun, 29th Dec

9.45 am

Parish Eucharist

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Diocesan 2025 Prayer

"Living God,
Jesus calls his followers, to seek first your Kingdom.
Renew us as we make your love known;
Release us to share freely together in mission; and
Rejuvenate us to be fruitful in your service.
Give us courage, wisdom and compassion, that strengthened with the grace of the Holy Spirit,
we may, as the Diocese of Sheffield, both flourish and grow through Christ our Lord."