The Church

The present building is mid Victorian, but there was a much earlier building on the site. Stones from the old building were used in the rebuilding and parts of the north wall seem not to have been demolished at all. Some archaeologists have detected Roman tooling on some of the exterior stones, indicating that the mediaeval church had itself used stones from a much earlier building. 
The church was rebuilt in 1851: part of the North wall of the 13th C chapel survives. There are the squire’s family seats at the West end, and some 17th C stained glass which was formerly in Farnley Hall, where a drawing of it by J M W Turner remains.


Are you about to plan your marriage and considering a Church Wedding?

A wedding in church gives you the opportunity to make solemn promises to the one you love, in front of your relatives and friends and in the sight of God. Our Clergy will talk you through all steps and you will be welcome to make Farnley Church your own for the day and the build up to allow you to prepare the church as you wish with your family and florist.

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The usual service pattern has been suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to return to it in due course but meanwhile information about services across the Benefice churches including All Saints, Farnley may be found here.

Please contact the Churchwarden or Benefice Administrator for more information.

How to find us

Farnley Lane, Farnley, North Yorkshire, LS21 2QH

Contact Us

RECTOR – Revd Teresa McLaughlin
Tel: 01943 818113
Email: [email protected]

For general enquiries, and weddings, funerals, baptisms, please contact
Email: [email protected]

Mr Peter Goodwin
01943 969953
[email protected]