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Amazing architectureSpectacular stained glass

We welcome visitors, including those of other faiths (we recognise much of beauty, truth and goodness in the other world faiths) to our church. Friendly dogs are welcome.

The church of St Aidan was designed by George Frederick Bodley, architect of various cathedrals and churches round the world, in 1894. The traditional interior is retained including the altars used in the orginal eastward position at every mass.

In the church is a late Saxon font. The mid 20th century reredos above the High Altar depicts Christ the King enthroned in majesty, with St Aidan & St Oswald. Various other religious images and icons may be found.

If you know anything more about the heritage of this site and would like us to include it here please contact us.


Open at specified timesKeyholder noticeTours for groups and schoolsGenerally accessible to wheelchair usersParking at Church or nearbyAccessible by public transportRefreshments at site or nearby

Address: Radcliffe Street, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, HD8 9AF

Opening Times: Usually open on Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm (March to December). Schools, other groups and individuals, are welcome to visit by appointment.

Contact: 01484 863232 or

Directions: M1 J38. North on A637 (Huddersfield). At Yorkshire Sculpture Park go straight, then through West Bretton. At roundabout take 1st exit (A636). Continue for through Clayton West & Scissett. Just after pedestrian crossing turn right up Busker (for Skelmanthorpe). At the Grove Inn sweep left on to Cumberworth Road, then left onto Radcliffe Street. The church is on the right.

Grid Reference: SE 229 105 GB Grid


The text has been written by volunteers from the site, more information can be found when you visit in person.


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