All Souls' Church, Halifax Haley Hill, West Yorkshire

Address: All Souls Road, Haley Hill, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 6DR
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A magnificent church on a grand scale

This Halifax landmark is one of most magnificent buildings designed by architect Sir George Gilbert Scott and paid for by Edward Akroyd, a Halifax manufacturer.

Scott thought it his best church but he still lamented it was not grander still. Completed in 1859, it has a 72-metre-high spire and dazzling stained glass created by Victorian master craftsmen. 

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Road directions

Haley Hill, Boothtown Road, Halifax, on A647

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Halifax (0.7 miles)

OS Reference No.

SE 092 261

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Useful information

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You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.  


 

 

 

PDF iconYorkshire County Guide (PDF, 5.2mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Yorkshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.  

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  1. Glyn Sutcliffe (16 Sep 2011, 12:12)

    I visited All Souls' on Sunday last, 11 Sept 2011. The Church was open as part of this year's Heritage Day. My parents were married
    there in 1944 and I was baptised at the Church in 1949.

    I am pleased that the Church has been preserved. I was able to take some acceptable photographs of the stained glass and other fine features. It is tragic that the high quality organ was vandalised and the remnants had to be removal for storage.

  2. Coralie Frankland (06 Apr 2012, 10:59)

    I have records that members of my fathers side of family are buried there, My Great Grandmother was the 8th burial in the grave. May 25 1928. The grave was used from prior 1891

  3. W.E.LAND (22 Mar 2013, 17:36)

    one of the most outstanding churches of its time, it has amazing stained glass windows and some fantastic stonework!

  4. Stuart Hamilton (30 Jun 2013, 17:08)

    Visited the church on our40th wedding anniversary 30 June 2013. My great-great-great-great grandparents were I believe married at All Souls Haley Hill Halifax in 1775 but I can find nothing about an earlier church. Can you shed any light?

  5. Tracey Booth (31 Jul 2013, 11:23)

    I was a former choir boy at this church before I moved to Australia back in 1970. I returned to the UK in April 2011 for the first time since I emigrated to Australia and one of the first things that I had to see was this wonderful old church that brought back so many memories. My auntie Barbara was married here in the late sixties and I was in the choir for the ceremony. I was also in a guard of honour for my cub leaders wedding at a about the same time.

  6. jayne (24 Nov 2013, 20:31)

    What a beautiful building , visited with a group of friends, a real hidden gem . We happen to see a an A board outside on the roadside after visiting Bankfield Museum, One suggestion is a a large banner , in the town centre advertising your open days,the stained glass and roof sections are fantastic.
    Loved the child friendly activities in the church, a real community feel to it .

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Community information for All Soul's Church, Halifax Haley Hill

 

All our West Yorkshire churches are in CCT’s North region.

Useful local links

Welcome to Yorkshire tourism website

What to do in West Yorkshire 

Family days out in West Yorkshire 

Old Yorkshire website 

Yorkshire Family History Society 

Yorkshire Archaeological Society 

Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust 

A list of churches in West Yorkshire 

West Yorkshire is in the Diocese of Wakefield, the Diocese of Ripon & Leeds, and the Diocese of Bradford

Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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All Souls' Church, Halifax Haley Hill, West Yorkshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

Difficult access due to steps.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.