Guided Tours of Church

We are now offering guided tours of Haworth Parish Church.

Currently we are operating on specific days and we will publish those dates both on the notice board within Church and on this page of our web site.

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 but we regret that, at the moment, we are only able to offer them in one language – English.

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) starting at 12.00pm, 1.00pm and 2.00pm.

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’s 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: rector@haworthchurch.co.uk.

During September and October we are currently offering tours on Wednesdays on September 13, 20 & 27 and October 4, 11, 18 & 25. Because of guide availability issues on Saturdays so far we are only able to offer Saturday, September 23, 30 and October 7, 21. During November and December we have a programme of tours offered on Wednesdays November, 8, 15, 22, 29 December 6, 20, 27 as well as Saturday, December 16. Other dates in December may be covered but as yet we have yet to complete the roster.

On Wednesdays we shall be staging tours at 12.00pm, 1.00pm and 2.00pm while on Sundays they will be running at 1.00pm and 2.00pm. Depending upon demand extra tours could well 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.