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West Lane Methodist Church Haworth

Society founded at Haworth in 1744/45, and encouraged by the evangelical Anglican Haworth parish curate, the Revd William Grimshaw. Grimshaw was effectively, the first Methodist superintendent minister of the vast 'Great Haworth Round' circuit.

He encouraged the Methodists to meet as a society of the Church of England in his kitchen, and had the first Haworth preaching house built in 1758. Inscribed stones and the window only remain from that building, and are incorporated in the current chapel/community centre, which was a Wesleyan day school in the nineteenth century.

Grimshaw presided at the first circuit meeting at Todmorden. Haworth Parsonage is famous for its connections to the literary Brontės, but Methodism played a role in their upbringing and writing.

The building is well used most evenings and some days by the local community.

Worship services
For details of Sunday and Thursday worship arrangements please see the noticeboard outside the church.

West Lane
BD22 8EL

External viewing at all times; internally at service times or by arrangement with the superintendent minister, Also guided tours and talks. Tel: 01535 602669.


Getting there
SATNAV: BD22 8EL / OS: SE027373

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