Otley Parish Church has been the heart of Otley for 1000 years and more.
The church is generally open for visitors between 9am and 4pm weekdays and 10am to 12 noon Saturdays. Please note that there is a short service of Holy Communion at 11am on Wednesdays and there are occasional funerals and weddings when access may be limited.
Our vision is to be an open, welcoming and supportive community of Christians who encourage one another in making Christ known in Otley and beyond. We recognise everyone as a child of God, so there is “a place for everyone with Christ at the centre.” We are enriched by different traditions of faith. We have much to proclaim and we have much to learn. Our openness and our readiness to learn stem from our deep commitment to Christ and to the world he came to save.
Otley Parish Church is like a garden, full of young and old plants growing together, with different colours, shapes, fruits and flowers, flowering and fading, growing and dying. It is hard work but a rewarding place to be, full of joy and rest.
We believe passionately in the power of prayer and have many groups of people who intercede regularly for our Church community, the town of Otley and the wider world. If you are in need of prayer for a particular person or area of your life please hang your request on the prayer tree just inside the north door.
Most people today believe in God – but what sort of God? Where does Jesus fit in? What about the Bible? How do we pray? What about suffering? As well as worshipping in Church, we meet together in smaller groups to support each other in our Faith and in our day to day lives. We don’t have all the answers but we are on a journey of discovery – growing to know God and what it means to follow Jesus Christ in the 21st century. Do join us.
We work together with the other Christian Churches through Churches Together in Otley.