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Amazing architecturePre-Domesday siteGlorious green men & gargoylesMagnificent memorialsSpectacular stained glassInteresting churchyardInterpretation of site available

This lovely village church is grade I listed and dates from the beginning of the 14th century. Stone from the demolished Norman church was reused to build the present one, in the Perpendicular style. A 15th century west tower gives fine views over the former mining village and the beautiful surroundings, dominated by Emley Moor mast.

There is much to see including beautiful stained glass (some medieval), a Norman tympanum showing the lion and the lamb, interesting memorials and a tulip font.

In 2005 the Church was reordered and the interior updated and reorganised with many new facilities including an underfloor heating system, comprehensive kitchen facilities including cooker and fridge, disabled toilet, office & vestry and a bell-ringing platform. Multimedia facilities are also available.

The Church is used for a wide range of events ranging from regular worship and also hosts other events including our fundraising activities, concerts, recitals, coffee mornings, luncheon clubs and exhibitions.

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 timesGenerally accessible to wheelchair usersParking at Church or nearbyAccessible by public transportRefreshments at site or nearbyToilets at site or nearby

Address: Church Street, Emley, HD8 9RW

Opening Times: Open Wednesdays 10am 4pm in the summer months. Other times please call 01924 840019 to arrange a visit.

Contact: 01924 849161 or

Directions: M1 J38. Take A637 towards Huddersfield. After West Bretton at roundabout turn left onto Denby Dale Road A636. Take 2nd right onto Woodhouse Lane and follow into Emley. Turn right onto Church Street, church on right.

Grid Reference: SE 244 131


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


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