Christ Church, Lothersdale

About This Churchyard

Lothersdale is a peaceful rural village located in North Yorkshire. The village follows along the line of picturesque beck and valley, overlooked by farmsteads on the hills above. The Pennine Way runs through Lothersdale and village contains many historical buildings, such as Stone Gappe Hall. Charlotte Bronte was employed here as nursery governess  in 1879 and provided her with the inspiration for opening chapters of her novel ‘Jane Eyre’. The village was featured in a 1975 BBC documentary, “Lothersdale: An image of England” (youtube: )

Christ Church is the parish church of Lothersdale. Completed in 1838. The church has unusual interior layout with the font located in the centre of the nave. If you look closely at the impressive entrance doors, you will spot a mouse carving, trademark of the famous Thompsons of Kilburn.

Key Features
  • Area managed for wildflowers.
  • Wildlife haven including at dusk, bats and tawny owls.
  • Fascinating monuments , stones and stories the reflect history of Lothersdale.
  • Bird spotters paradise including woodpeckers, buzzards, kestrels, swallows, oyster catchers and curlews.
  • Peaceful space for quiet reflection.
Visitor Information

? Dog friendly (please keep on a lead)

? Suitable level access to the lower churchyard

? Parking available on road



Christ Church, Lothersdale,

Stansfield Brow,


North Yorkshire. BD20 8EQ

Opening Times

From September 2020, the church will re-open once a month on a Sunday at 9:30am for a service of worship but at other times the church interior currently remains closed and all visitors to churchyard are asked to adhere to latest government covid19 guidelines.

Contact Details

Mrs. Chris Mitchell

01535 631837

Vicar Revd Brian Greenfield: 01535 637123


The main church entrance is on a gentle slope with access to car parking on the road at the bottom. There are two gated entrances to a well-maintained churchyard.

Benches with back and arm rests are available throughout the churchyard.

Baby changing facilities are available in the church.

Wheelchair accessible toilet in Church.

Parking and Transport

Parking available on road outside.

Cononley Train station 5 minutes taxi or a pleasant 40 minute country lane walk, from church.

Village Facilities

Food/drink can be purchased at Lakeside Bar, Raygill Lakes ( ) and Hare & Hounds pub ( )

Christ Church’s external link

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