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 contact John Huxley on 07775 762890 or via email: johnthehux@gmail.com for more details and appointments.

During May and June 2017 scheduled tours will take place on Wednesdays, May 3rd, May 10th, May 17th, May 24th, May 31st, June 7th, June 14th, June 21st and June 28th. They are also planned for weekends: May 13th, May 27th, June 17th; June 25th.

There are no tours scheduled for Saturday, May 20th as the church will be staging its annual Spring Fayre to coincide with the village’s annual 1940s weekend but we will be running tours on Sunday, May 21st at 1.00pm and 2.00pm.

Because our Church is a very popular wedding venue we shall be concentrating our main guided tour efforts on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout both July and August.  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 and we anticipate that Saturday tours will be restored in September.

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.