St John the Baptist Church, Edlington


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Restoration project


St John the Baptist Church was built in the early 20th Century as New Edlington grew following the openingof a coal mine. Time has now taken its toll on the building and it is need of substantial restoration and renovation.

Current restoration details

  • The roof is currently being replaced at a cost of in excess of 30,000 plus vat

Future restoration plans

  • Redecorate inside

  • Eventually replace the cast iron widow frames

  • Repair external brickwork (pointing)

  • Improve access for all members of the community

Our fund raising for all this has to be put alongside raising funds for the general running of the church, which this year, will cost in the region of about 30,000.00 and as with all bills will seemingly continue to rise and is no mean feat for a congregation of people with relatively limited means.

But our congregation is not just sitting back expecting help but is working hard to make the parish church a building to be proud of at the worshipping heart of the community of Edlington while serving in any way it can help with pastoral support and community involvement. 

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We have received a number of most welcome donations for the restoration project and we would like to thank the following people and organisations:



Doncaster Rovers Football Club


Edlington Town Council

Manchester City Football Club Official Web Site


blackburn rovers logo

Gary Lineker


Britain's new Prime Minister Gordon Brown outside 10 Downing Street.

Cooplands Cake Bakery

Ray & Georgina Mullis

Wabtec Rail Ltd Home


Garfield Weston Foundation Yorkshire Historic Churches Wren    
Church In Action Coalfield Regeneration Allchurches    
Alan Evans Memorial Trust Rank Foundation