The present building is mid Victorian, but there was a much earlier building on the site. Stones from the old building were used in the rebuilding and parts of the north wall seem not to have been demolished at all. Some archaeologists have detected Roman tooling on some of the exterior stones, indicating that the mediaeval church had itself used stones from a much earlier building.
The church was rebuilt in 1851: part of the North wall of the 13th C chapel survives. There are the squire’s family seats at the West end, and some 17th C stained glass which was formerly in Farnley Hall, where a drawing of it by J M W Turner remains.
Are you about to plan marriage and considering a Church Wedding?
A wedding in church gives you the opportunity to make solemn promises to the one you love, in front of your relatives and friends and in the sight of God . Our Clergy will talk you through all steps and you will be welcome to make Farnley Church your own for the day and the build up to allow you to prepare the church as you wish with your family and florist
Services: At 0930 am
We have a flexible pattern of services
1st Sunday – All Age (Family) service – shorter morning prayer service
2nd or 3rd Sunday Holy Communion
4th Morning Prayer or combined with one of our other churches in Benefice
Refreshments after all services
Please contact the Benefice Administrator or Church Warden for more information.