We offer guided tours of Haworth Parish Church.
The tours can last up to 40 minutes but we can tailor them to fit the time you have available. Each tour 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 from the west end of the church and our tour guides can often be found waiting to receive you on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 11.00am until 2.30pm. Our guides are volunteers who give their time freely so we can’t always guarantee they’ll be there but, mostly, they are on duty.
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 much 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: email@example.com.
We often have wedding commitments on Saturdays when our tours do not run but we can arrange for tours Sundays after our weekly service if you let us know you are coming to Haworth.
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.