Haworth Parish Church
Haworth Parish Church
4.5
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  • lamarbradley
    Nashville, Tennessee1,213 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Resting place of the Bronte Family
    This was a great little church to see and although small by the standards of other abbeys and cathedrals we visited in England, it was famous for containing the burial vault of the Bronte family. Only Anne is buried elsewhere. One nice gentleman told us about the burial vault and as the Bronte family had no descendants after their father Patrick passed away, he was the last family member buried in the vault.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Steff Higgins
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful, calm and welcoming.
    If you are a Brontë fan, this lovely church is well worth a visit. Enchanting and spellbinding, it’s s like stepping back in time. The cobbles and graves provide a fascinating insight to Brontë history.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 28, 2023
  • sabatinitennis
    Ashford, United Kingdom3,706 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mixed opinions, but five stars!
    This is the church in which most of the Bronte family are buried, alas the church in which they worshipped was flattened, a thick layer of concrete was laid over the ruins and a new, bigger church built on the same site. There is the Bronte chapel to see, some souvenirs (more at weekends), an. American window to view and a list of clergy on which Patrick is listed. Alas the only clue to the location of their tomb is a nice and shiny plaque on the wall by the altar. A shame that the original church was flattened, but an increase in congregation numbers brought this about.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Grisleymyers
    Blackpool, United Kingdom55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sunday mass
    I visit lots of churches around the country and always try to attend mass in each one. I have to say this is the friendliest church I've been too. You're welcomed as soon as you enter and made to feel really welcome. They take time to find out about you. Everyone is encouraged to join in, no stuffiness or strict rules. A lovely way to spend an hour in the church the Brontes worshipped in. More people should stay for the mass instead of just popping in for a quick look round. I'll be visiting again soon.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 19, 2023
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Helen K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
We visited Haworth Parish Church & were welcomed by friendly volunteers who were very informative & happy to share their knowledge. We were free to wander around the church at our own pace while the organist played some beautiful hymns. There are also cards & souvenirs to purchase on your way out.
Written August 3, 2021
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PandFB
Wirral, UK478 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
In truth we came to Howarth not really knowing what to expect but thoroughly enjoyed our visit. As you would expect it was very busy but everyone was trying to “social distance” as was feasible. The road up to the Church is a delight in itself and the Church and it’s environs did not disappoint. Inside and at the nearby schoolhouse and Parsonage it is possible to imagine the Bronte family going about their lives. We had not realised that the family are buried within the church itself which made the visit all the more worthwhile. A true piece of British cultural history.
Written August 31, 2021
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sabatinitennis
Ashford, UK3,693 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
The church has been closed a fair bit lately due to internal redecorating and now that spotlights have been installed it's a whole lot better inside.
It was a shame that the old church was knocked down, but the famous literary family are commemorated in this one and Emily and others are buried here.
Worth a visit for sure.
Written October 10, 2021
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Jandanda
Barnsley, UK253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We visited recently and also explored the churchyard. It is very beautiful and gave us the opportunity to reflect at a time in our lives when we really need it. The location, high up near the parsonage is very beautiful and we left feeling very much at peace.
Written September 2, 2022
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Colette S
Cork, Ireland114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
If you're visiting the Bronte Parsongage, you might as well visit Howarth Parish Church in front of it. It's not the original church that Patrick Bronte preached in but the church itself is still worth a visit if only for the stained glass windows and Bronte memorbilia. The Brontes (excluding Anne) are all buried underneath the church too.
Written November 30, 2021
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The Church of St Michael & All Angels is best known for its association with the Brontë sisters, whose father Patrick was minister of the parish. A place of pilgrimage for Brontë fans, this church is worthy of a visit even without the association.

After entering the church building, the first thing I’d notice was people making a beeline for the Brontë chapel. The is beautiful, a stone plaque sits on the south wall in memoriam to the Brontë family. The wall of the chapel altar is decorated with a beautiful stained glass alluding to the life of Jesus. The windows have a restrained lancet Neo-Gothic form and thick traceries that look almost like tulips.

The rest of the church is beautifully adorned with stained glass windows too. Notable are the one on the high altar and the one opposite depicting the apostles. Also worth noting is the reredos on the high altar depicting the last supper.
Written April 18, 2023
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TriciaBishop
Bradford, UK1,645 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
It's the first time I've been inside the church, though I've walked around the churchyard on previous visits. It's very beautiful and peaceful within with a plaque to mark where the Bronte family are buried along with other documents on display related to the family.
The graves outside are also fascinating to look at dating back many centuries. I was amazed to see the resting place of the last highway man to be hanged. Very interesting place to wander around.
Written August 4, 2022
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Grisleymyers
Blackpool, UK54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I visit lots of churches around the country and always try to attend mass in each one. I have to say this is the friendliest church I've been too. You're welcomed as soon as you enter and made to feel really welcome. They take time to find out about you. Everyone is encouraged to join in, no stuffiness or strict rules. A lovely way to spend an hour in the church the Brontes worshipped in. More people should stay for the mass instead of just popping in for a quick look round. I'll be visiting again soon.
Written November 20, 2023
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Steff Higgins
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
If you are a Brontë fan, this lovely church is well worth a visit. Enchanting and spellbinding, it’s s like stepping back in time. The cobbles and graves provide a fascinating insight to Brontë history.
Written October 28, 2023
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lamarbradley
Nashville, TN1,258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This was a great little church to see and although small by the standards of other abbeys and cathedrals we visited in England, it was famous for containing the burial vault of the Bronte family. Only Anne is buried elsewhere. One nice gentleman told us about the burial vault and as the Bronte family had no descendants after their father Patrick passed away, he was the last family member buried in the vault.
Written June 26, 2023
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