St Paul

St Paul's is the original parish church of Shipley, built in 1826.

Shipley, Yorkshire

Opening times

The church is open 10am to 12pm every Saturday when we run a cafe: you are welcome to come and look round. Otherwise, we are open before or after our services. Please contact us if you would like to visit outside of these times.


BD18 3EH

Built with a grant from the 1818 ‘Million Act’ this is a distinctive ‘Waterloo’ or ‘Commissioners’ church.

The interior was originally plain with box pews and with galleries to north, west and south.

The church was renovated in 1870’s with oak pews, west and north east galleries removed, the organ moved to the present position and a chancel, pulpit and Caen stone screen added.

The church was further reordered in about 1970 to create a Narthex with toilet facilities under the staircases and a kitchen. A nave altar on a stone pavement in front of the chancel and baptistery in place of the southeast corner Lady Chapel were made.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Glorious furnishings

  • 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

  • Church of England

Contact information

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