Our Story

St Peter's is a welcoming, friendly and thriving village Church situated in the centre of Conisbrough on the junction of Church Street and High Street.

Ancient History


St. Peter's Church has been the meeting place of Christian believers since 750AD and is the oldest functioning building in South Yorkshire. Its medieval heritage is evident as soon as you walk into the church, with artefacts such as a 12th-Century tomb chest featured inside. 

For more information on the rich history of the building watch our video, or read about it here.

Modern History


During the 80s the church experienced a significant revival with many local people joining our worship and reaching out to the community that had been battered by the closure of its collieries. It was an exciting time which was sadly followed by a gradual decline and increasingly ageing congregation.

After a two year interregnum Revd Martijn was appointed as Priest-in-Charge.  Since then it has been encouraging to see the church grow, especially with young families, as well as with local people coming to faith in Jesus or returning to the church they once attended.

Over the past few years and through support from the Diocese, the church has been able to recruit two new people to join the paid ministry team alongside the many volunteers who make up the church family. Amanda now works on a part-time basis as Office Administrator and Sam joined us full-time as Children, Youth and Families Worker in 2020.

Today, the church is a family of about 100 Sunday worshippers, plus more who join us midweek. Many have continued to worship with us online and it is exciting to see the wide range of ages that now meet together online any given week.

We are looking forward to meeting together again in church when the restrictions are lifted. Until then we rejoice in our fellowship online and look with anticipation at what God has in store for the future.