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Osmotherley Chapel

John Wesley visited Osmotherley 18 times, initially at the invitation of a Roman Catholic Franciscan friar in 1745. He stayed and preached at the Old Hall (now a Benedictine monastery, open daily to visitors), as well as preaching in the parish church, outdoors in the village and later in the chapel, which was built in 1754.

It was used as a schoolroom during the 19th century when the village grew and larger church premises were needed. The larger building is now a private house. The original chapel has been restored and today Osmotherley is part of an ecumenical parish.

Additional visitor information
Parking in village street (Difficult at Weekends)
Access to chapel easy for disabled visitors however approach is a cobbled passage

Worship services
Occasional Sunday Services as publicised.  See website diary for details

Also nearby
Benedictine Monastery is in the centre of the village. Mount Grace Priory, a ruined Carthusian abbey with a reconstructed monk's cell, is 1 1/2 mile by road or footpath from the village. On the hill north of the village is the Roman Catholic Lady Chapel of Mount Grace. The village is located in the North York Moors National Park and the chapel passage is part of the popular Cleveland Way long distance walk.

Chapel Passage
Nr Northallerton DL6 3AA

Last weekend in May to last in August: Saturday, Sunday 9am–5.30pm.
Other times by arrangement.

Getting there: SATNAV: DL6 3AA OS: SE456972
Car: Osmotherley is 1 mile from the A19. The centre of the village is up the hill from A19. Chapel Passage entrance is behind the war memorial - see sign on wall.
Bus: From Northallerton, 7 miles away.
Train: Nearest station is Northallerton.
Foot/bike: Lots of footpaths around the village.

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