Church History

All Hallows’ Church is a large and beautiful building dating back at least eight centuries with a list of incumbents that can be traced back at least as far as 1230. As might be expected of such an ancient parish there is a great deal of history associated with the church building which has been recently restored with the aid of English Heritage.

The church is built of local stone with a stone slate roof, and is a Grade I listed building. There are a number of stained glass windows including the main East window and one of the finest modern stained glass art-deco windows in Yorkshire by Christopher Whall. There is a beautifully decorated and gilded medieval ceiling over the nave. The pews are also ancient, with some of them being pre-reformation. There are a number of 17th and 18th Century books, a 16th Century lectern and a 17th Century chalice is on loan to York Minister.

The organ is a three manual instrument originally built by Peter Connacher of Huddersfield.

The bell tower contains a chiming clock and a peal of eight bells, which are rung on a regular basis by an enthusiastic team of local ringers and which regularly attracts visiting teams.

Skin Color
Layout Options
Layout patterns
Boxed layout images
header topbar
header color
header position