All Hallows Parish Church, Bardsey, Leeds

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The Church of All Hallows has served the people of the village of Bardsey, and the surrounding area, for well over a thousand years. A grade 1 listed building of Anglo-Saxon heritage it is steeped in history and prayer.

All Hallows has seen many changes since its origins in the 9th century but its principle function is, as it always has been, to offer glory to God and a place for the people of Bardsey and visiting pilgrims to gather for worship and prayer and to appreciate its purpose and peace. The people of Bardsey are rightly proud of this building and of its tradition and we invite visiting pilgrims to sit and ponder the time, talents and wealth devoted to it as a place of Christian worship and spiritual devotion over the centuries. To help visitors understand the history of the building there are leaflets just inside the door and all are welcome to read and to keep.

There is much to view in this special place for as well as its historic artifacts the church also holds the Bardsey Millenium Tapestry. Stitched by Bardsey people, it is an artwork of four panels displaying in great detail village life through the four seasons of the year. Visitors are also welcome to make use of the church library at the south east corner of the church, which holds many contemporary spiritual books for inspirational reading and smaller booklets which can be taken away. Prayer leaflets are also available near the entrance to the church which once again may be read and taken away.
Pilgrims with younger children are invited to use the children’s craft area at the rear of the church. All Hallows also has a visitors’ book which shows how many visitors come through our doors during the year, and their comments – please do sign as you leave.

The church is blessed with a very large churchyard with benches where visitors are welcome to rest, to admire the view and to appreciate our God given countryside. Much of the churchyard is managed in a neat a tidy manner to respect those who are buried there but on the southern boundary you will find a wild life area and stream, called the Glade, where you are invited to take the ‘wild life walks’. The church is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 and has been granted a Silver Eco award under the A Rocha Eco Church UK Project – it is hoped that visitors will see evidence of their work promoting environmental sustainability as they walk around the church and gardens.

The church is open from 10 am to 4 pm every day. Services are held most Sunday mornings. For more information on service times see the website or email the parish office The churchyard is always open.


Church Lane, Bardsey, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS17 9DH, United Kingdom


Grid reference: SE 36555 43110

By car: Bardsey is on the A58 between Leeds and Wetherby. It is approximately 7.2 miles north of Leeds and 3.6 miles south of Wetherby. Take the turning off the A58 into Church Lane and the church is a very short journey up the hill on your left at the junction of Woodacre Lane on the right.

By bus: The X99 bus runs half hourly along the A58 from Leeds to Wetherby, and Wetherby to Leeds. Bardsey is the village between Collingham and Scarcroft. Ask to alight at the Church Lane junction and then walk up Church Lane to the Church.

On foot: The Leeds Country Way borders the western boundary of the Church. It is part of the Lofthouse Lodge to Scarcroft Hill section of this extended walk around Leeds. More information can be found on the Leeds City Council web site -


Wheelchair access is available through the church lychgate and a flat walk way to the church. One step at the church door can be negotiated by the ramp that is to be found there. Sadly, as with many older churches, there are steps within the church that make further access somewhat difficult.
A toilet is available at the base of the tower at the west end of the church.
The churchyard is available to all but sadly disabled access is restricted due to uneven surfaces and woodland walks.

Food and drinks are available at the Bingley Arms on Church Lane just a short distance to the west from the church lychgate. Tea/coffee and biscuits can be provided in the church with prior notice.

Accommodation can be found in Wetherby.

Suitable for quiet days for individuals or group, with prior notice. They can also provide a guided history tour.

Hospitaller/Contact Person

Parish Administrator,
Parish Office
Callister Hall
Woodacre Lane
LS17 9DG

Tel: 01937 574273


Web Link

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