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
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
Occasional Sunday Services as publicised. See website diary for details www.osmotherleymethodistchurch.org.uk
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.
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
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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