Laughton en le Morthern St Johns church Pagan well Photograph

Photography Anston, Dinnington, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and UK

I have gone past St John’s church at Laughton en le Morthern and not thought much of it.  But recently I have been intrigued why it existed so close to the other church at Laughton.   I found out that St John’s church used to be the parish church of Throapham, Letwell and Firbeck.  Throapham used to have a Lord and Manor.   Note that the Dinnington parish is now called Dinnington St Johns.

I met Kev Bullock at the church and he told me a little more about the history of the church.  He showed me the Pagan well that was used for Celtic worship.  People used to come from right across Europe for the Midsummer festival, until the Church was built there and it was replaced by the feast of John the baptist.  There is an interesting grave stone set into the entrance of the church (shows what…

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