Calderdale Methodist Circuit : Heptonstall Methodist Church
Northgate, Heptonstall, HX7 7ND : Streetmap (link opens in a new window)
Rev Christine Perry
Treasurer, Organist and church contact
Miss Margaret Coupe
Mrs Jessie Breeze
A warm welcome awaits you at what is one of the oldest Methodist Churches in the world, which has been in continuous use, having been founded in 1764.
John Wesley made 20 visits to this hill-top industrial village near Halifax between 1747 and 1786, but the Methodist society originated in the evangelical activities of William Darney. The society met in a cottage at Northgate End until an octagonal chapel was built in 1764 (extended in 1802). By 1818 there were no fewer than 1,002 children enrolled in the Sunday School. Membership, which reached 446 in 1821, had fallen by 1939 to 50; but the church, in the Upper Calder Circuit, survives as one of the oldest surviving Methodist chapels in continuous use.
During the day the church is normally unlocked - come and have a look!
Our Sunday sevices commence at 10.45am, the first part of which is shared with the children who then leave us for their own worship.
We sometimes have joint services with the village's Anglicans which may be in St. Thomas' or at our church so it would be wise to check with someone (see below) for a beginning regarding location and time.
The Ladies Evening usually meets on the second Monday or Wednesday of the month (again it is best to check first).
For further details please contact the minister or church officers.