Whiston Parish Church
St Mary Magdalene, Whiston; Rotherham

Suspension of Worship

In line with official UK Government advice, and instruction from Church of England, as of Tuesday, 17th March 2020, all Worship Services at Whiston Parish Church are suspended until further notice. This is to help minimise the spread of Coronavrius (Covid-19).
Please click here and here for more details and scroll down for further instructions.


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 receive a warm and joy-filled welcome. The Church is a place of prayer, of worship, and of Christian friendship and fellowship.

We welcome all with open arms and God's unconditional love to join our friendly congregation as we gather together in friendship, prayer 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

Greetings from Whiston Parish Church

Sunday, 29th March 2020


Dear Friends Download the latest bulletin.

This is the second of our bulletins, which we hope to send out to you every week until the church reopens for worship. During the past week many things have changed for all of us and also for the life of the church.
The church building is now closed to everyone. There will therefore be no weddings or baptisms and no ceremony in church for a funeral.

A priest will only be able to record or stream an act of worship in their own home. See attachment for information about such services.
We are providing Bible references to Sunday’s readings so that we can share God’s Word together and pray together.
May God strengthen each one of us as we continue to witness to his presence amongst us and to love one another as Christ has loved us. Patrick

Message from the Churchwardens, Alan and Wendy, to enable us as a team to keep in contact with you:

"During these difficult times when we are unable to attend church, would you like a friendly phone call from a church member, or do you know someone who might? If so, please send your telephone number, or the other person's (with their permission) to Patrick, Jan, Wendy or Alan. If you already phone any church members on a regular basis, could you please let us know who."

Patrick White: 01709 370069 or 07740 941921     Jan Teale: 07745 560580
Wendy Whitaker: 07821 549096     Alan Teale: 07803 021201

Day of Prayer and Action on Coronavirus

Please click here for further information about the Diocese's response from Revd Dr Pete Wilcox - Bishop of Sheffield.

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."

Our Mission

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.'