Christchurch is a welcoming, busy and loving church and community centre in the heart of Ilkley.

Ilkley, Yorkshire

Opening times

Open daily 10am to 3.30pm and otherwise by arrangement.


The Grove
LS29 9LW

The Grade II listed Victorian building has undergone sympathetic major redevelopments to create an attractive worship area, a cafe and a soft play area. Widely used by the community the building is open daily as a cafe and to offer a quiet space.

Built as a Congregational Church in 1868 on the main shopping street of the attractive spa town of Ilkley the church became part of the United Reformed Church in 1972. In 1981 the Methodists and URC members in the town joined together in the current building which was modified at that time to create a worship area at the level of the previous balcony with a hall beneath.

The adjacent Riddings Hall has seen service as a lecture hall, auction showroom and most recently, in 2015, after a major building project, Dan’s Den opened offering soft play to children and their carers.

The adjacent schoolroom is now the Christchurch Café serving refreshments daily between 10am and 3.30pm.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • United Reformed Church

Contact information

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