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St James

A Grade II listed church built in 1789 to a stark Georgian style and later tower hiding a beautiful interior with a tiered gallery, Venetian east window and seating for 1000 persons.

Slaithwaite, Yorkshire

Opening times

Every Wednesday morning 9.30am to 12noon and at other various times or by arrangement.



The exterior of the church is stone and on three levels with Georgian windows and a distinctive chapel appearance.

The large tower was added at a later date and contains a listed clock. The east end is dominated by a Venetian window depicting the prodigal son. There is a fine organ and font and a lot of commemoration plaques. Some of the windows contain coloured quarry glass and some have stained glass.

The pews are Victorian, the interior having been reordered to seat more people, over 1000! The west end of the church contains a comfortable lounge and kitchen formed from part of the nave.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Train station within 250m

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Level access throughout

  • Dog friendly

  • Car park at church

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Family Communion every Sunday at 11.15am.

  • Oasis group discussion at lunch- alternate Wednesday at 12noon.

  • Church of England

Contact information

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