We would love to welcome visitors to our beautiful church and grounds, situated in the heart of the village, very near to Calverley Woods. There will be tours of the church and peaceful grounds on offer all day on Saturday, and self-guided ‘heritage trail’ and stained-glass leaflets available, should you wish to explore at your own pace. Come and look for clues to the architectural history of our church and discover the Benefaction Boards listing charitable giving going right back to 1588, and the names of the Vicars of Calverley since 1258, as well as some 10th and 11th century gravestones. We will have a flower festival, light refreshments, live organ music, and heritage displays on offer in church all day Saturday, and on Sunday from 4pm onwards, with a special afternoon tea followed by a Songs of Praise on the Sunday afternoon. Look out for flash performances of the story of Walter Calverley, the ‘Yorkshire Tragedy’, on Saturday (still to be confirmed)!
Accompanied children are welcome. There are goats and alpacas in the grounds, and some fascinating stories that will appeal to children in the stained glass, as well as some quirky architectural features, such as the 15th century ‘crooked arch’ and the hidden Norman window.
Please see our website and FB page nearer the time for further details of the special heritage weekend events that will be on offer, including details of musical events on the Friday and Saturday evenings. We look forward to meeting you.
Access to church is easy for those with pushchairs or limited mobility. There are no steps, disabled parking nearby. There are some sloping paths in the churchyard, but there are still plenty of accessible areas, and garden seats, for those who need them. Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs are welcome inside the building. All dogs must be on a lead in the grounds. Public transport: Calverley is 6 miles from Leeds bus station – Transdev 60 bus Leeds – Keighley (Saturday & Sunday); First 35 bus Leeds-Thorpe Edge (Saturday). The nearest train station is at Apperley Bridge (Leeds-Shipley line).
Light refreshments will be available on Saturday and Sunday, and “afternoon tea” from 1600-1800 on Sunday. On-street parking. Disabled parking available just outside the church grounds. Contact for the Day: Sue McWhinney.