St James the Great

This pretty village church is grade II listed and was built in 1869 in the gothic revival style.

About this church

Inside, see oak carved chancel screen with rood loft, beautiful stained glass, some by William Morris & Co and an arts and craft pulpit with decoration by John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope and beautiful preRaphaelite style painted panels.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Social heritage stories
  • National heritage here
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches

St Michael the Archangel

This lovely village church is grade I listed and dates from the beginning of the 14th century, when stone from the demolished Norman church was reused to build the present one, in the Perpendicular style.


St Michael & All Angels

An award winning Grade I church in the heart of the Thornhill Conservation Area which is said to have the best stained glass in Yorkshire outside of York Minster.

All Saints

A Victorian building designed by architect Edward Hughes in 1871; we are open 363 days of the year during daylight hours.

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