The Little Bits of God-Mosaic

Monday 10th July – Friday 29th September 2023

Corpus Christi Logo

St Jerome on a laptop: Intricate mosaic honours Bible translator for the digital age to be displayed at St Michael’s Wombwell.

‘Little Bits of God’ tells the story of the Bible using the smalti mosaic technique developed in ancient Byzantium. A major artwork which was created in 2020 to mark the astonishing achievement of St Jerome’s translation of the Bible will be at St Michaels Church in Wombwell.

St. Jerome (c.AD 347–420) translated the Bible from the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek into Latin, the first scholar to do so systematically, taking over 15 years to complete.

The mosaic has been on tour in Cathedrals and Universities around the UK since 2020, Wombwell will be its final location before leaving on 30th September for Westminster where it will remain as a permanent exhibit.

This stunning mosaic artwork will be coming to our parish, to be situated in the Lady Chapel of St Michael’s Church, it will open to general public admission – 10.30am till 12.30pm Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and evening sessions – 6pm till 8pm Wednesday and Friday.

Group bookings can be made outside of these times.

For more information about Little Bits of God Mosaic visit


Event Times (subject to change, please check before you travel)

Monday: 10.30 – 12.30
Wednesday: 10.30 – 12.30, 18.00 – 20.00
Friday: 18.00 – 20.00
Saturday: 10.30 – 12.30

Pre-booking: Only Required for Groups.  During opening times the site is free to explore however groups of 10 or more must pre-book.
Booking Contact: Fr Declan Brett
Call: 01226 752372
Email: [email protected]
Write to: 23 Park Street, Wombwell, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S73 0HQ

Additional Information

This is a place of worship and the main Church will be open for prayer, reflection and to light a candle. Please note, the exhibit will not be open during the following Mass times but you are most welcome to join us for Mass if you wish. (subject to change, check before you travel)

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday morning Mass:10am till 10.30am.

Saturday Vigil Mass: 17.30 till 18.30 

Sunday Mass: 11am till 12noon.

Contact for the day: Fr Declan Brett 01226 752372

Check us out on social media:



Directions to St Michael’s Church. Park Street, Wombwell.

Immediately next to the Salvation Army building.

what3words /// Location of the entrance to the chapel.

M1 junction 36 and A1 Junction 37 are both less than 8 miles away from St Michael’s.

Busses from Barnsley, Rotherham, Sheffield and Doncaster stop on Park Street. Outside the Main Police Station.

Wombwell Railway station is 1 mile away and is serviced by the 67a & 67c bus, Disembark at Wombwell library.

Local taxi companies. Blueline tel:01226244444, J & M tel:01226751414, Mr G’s Private Hire tel:07466 553553