Important Notice: regrettably we are currently unable to offer guided tours of Church due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We look forward to the day when you can visit our wonderful Church and we have the opportunity of telling you its wonderful story.
We are now offer guided tours of Haworth Parish Church.
The tours last about 40 minutes and will be lead by one of our specially-trained tour guides.
There will be no charge for the tour but we would be delighted if you were able to offer a donation towards either the running of the Church or its restoration if you enjoy the tour.
We believe that the tours are family-friendly and most of the time we are only able to offer them in one language – English but we can occasionally offer tours in French and German.
Ours is a Victorian building that has some uneven floors and steps. But it is for the most part accessible to everybody. Also, we should also warn anybody wearing high heels that there are gratings in the floor so great care should be exercised.
The tours start adjacent to the north-facing door (that’s the glass one with an engraved cross) usually starting at 12.00pm, 1.00pm and 2.00pm. You can also ask the guide for the day if they will point out one or two features if you are short of time and they do not have a tour commitment.
Each of our guides offers an individual view of our lovely church but you can expect to hear about the journey the church has made from medieval times through the English Civil War, Victorian England and the recent restoration programme; then there are some of the leading personalities such as Rev. William Grimshaw, a giant of early Methodism, and Rev. Patrick Bronte, our longest-serving priest and father of the world-famous literary sisters: Charlotte, Emily and Anne.
There’s far more on offer and the tour will give you a wonderful insight into the Church, its people and its history.
If you require a party booking or indeed would like to secure a private tour, we can in most circumstances satisfy that requirement. Should that interest you please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We often have wedding commitments on Saturdays when our tours do not run but we often run tours Sundays after our weekly service.
On Wednesdays and Saturdays, our volunteer tour guides are available from 12.00pm until 3.00pm while on Sundays they run at 1.00pm and 2.00pm. Depending upon demand extra tours could be slotted into those schedules.
It is always worth checking with this web site if you are planning to join one of our tours. We are a working Christian Church and if Church is needed for an important event such as a funeral or indeed a wedding we have to re-schedule or indeed postpone tours. You can also contact tour organizer John Huxley on 07775 762890 if you have any questions about our guided tours.
Please note that because of a major electrical re-wiring project in Church guided tours will not be operated during October and November 2019. We very much regret any inconvenience or disappointment but this is a necessary development as these are essential works.