Local churches open their doors for an inspired history weekend

Mexborough’s historic St John the Baptist church is opening up its ancient doors for a special history weekend.

The church, on Church Street, is putting on a host of activities on June 18 and 19 as part of the Heritage Inspired Open Weekend, which encourages visitors to South Yorkshire’s most beautiful faith buildings.

Jewellery, cards and cakes will be on sale, and visitors can also take part in a quiz and a painting competition, and browse a display of documents and photographs.

A buffet lunch will also be available after the parish mass on Sunday at 10.45am. The church will be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, and 12.30pm to 4pm on Sunday.

Elsewhere, Conisbrough’s St Peter’s Church and Adwick-upon-Dearne’s St John the Baptist, will also be open for history-lovers.

St Peter’s – which is the oldest building in South Yorkshire – will be holding a summer fair with stalls and refreshments on Saturday morning, and a children’s quiz trail.

The celebrated Norman church at Adwick is hosting a church history exhibition. craft and cake stalls, flower displays, a quiz and lunches.