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. Also see fragments of a Saxon cross, squint and interesting memorials.
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.We are a friendly and welcoming Christian community located in a village setting to the south of Huddersfield. We are blessed with a beautiful old church which can seat about 440 people and which fills you with a sense of wonder when you consider how God has been worshipped in this same building for eight centuries.
If you know anything more about the heritage of this site and would like us to include it here please contact us.
Address: Huddersfield Road, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, HD8 0SJ
Opening Times: Open during May-Sept, usually Tuesday afternoons and Saturdays – check website for exact details.
Contact: 01484 418360 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: M1 J39. Follow A636 to Denby Dale. On reaching Skelmanthorpe turn right on to B6116 signposted Kirkburton. Follow into Kirkburton, church on left.
Grid Reference: SE 198 124
The text has been written by volunteers from the site, more information can be found when you visit in person.
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