St Michael & All Angels

The church was built about 1650 and was adjacent to Sir Edward Rodes’s home, ‘The Old Hall’, and used for worship by his family and tenants of his land.

Great Houghton, Yorkshire

Opening times

Open during term time on Tuesdays 11am to 3pm.
Saturdays on 9.30am to 11.30am.


Church Street
Great Houghton
S72 0BL

Sir Edward served under Oliver Cromwell at the battle of Preston, and after the Restoration became High Sheriff of Yorkshire. It is said that Cromwell visited Sir Edward and was pleased at the simple design of his family chapel, the ‘Chapel of Ease’.

The church was renovated extensively in 2013 after suffering through the centuries exposed to the weather.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Knit & Natter on Tuesdays 1pm to 3pm.

  • Church of England

Contact information

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