The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Otley, West Yorkshire

Otley on Wikipedia.

My appreciation to Chris Haley, who has provided updated (2023) information on many of the entries below. His contributions are preceded by a .

All Saints on Barras Lane. SE 2016 4536. John Balaam (2009). Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, all David Regan (2011). In the grounds stand this unusual memorial (grade II listed) to the men who died during construction of the Bramhope Tunnel. David Regan (2011). A fine window, a carved angel, and a pair of good memorial tablets, all Kenneth Paver (2014). Link. Grade I listed.

Bethel Church on Myers Croft. SE 2037 4522. Still active when the Streetview van saw it in 2018, Chris Haley has advised that it is now closed. Originally founded as a Methodist Mission in 1916, their first home was on Mercury Row, and they also met at a number of other venues. Bethel Church had previously been a Brethren Assembly church known as Bethany Hall, and when they closed, it was gifted to, and became, Bethel Church. The congregation moved to a new home on Westgate in 2020, and subsequently changed its name to Beech Hill Church (Streetview 2022). SE 2008 4550. Link, which includes a good history, and it also has a photo of the Mercury Row building.

Catholic Church of Our Lady and All Saints on Bridge Street. Interior view. SE 2018 4569. Both Mike Forbester. Link.

Former Chapel on Station Road. David thinks this might have been Bethel Chapel. SE 2021 4521. David Regan (2013). Not Bethel, but Primitive Methodist - see here.

The Glanton Brethren Meeting was formerly the Friends' Meeting House. David Regan (2013).

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. David Regan (2013). Now closed.

Methodist Church on Walkergate, originally Wesleyan. SE 2044 4554. David Regan (2013). Closing soon - 2021 news item, which says that the congregation is looking for a new home.

New Life Church meets in the former court house. David advises that they have previously met in numerous other venues. Another view. Both David Regan (2013). The church now meets in Grove Hill Social Club (2021 Streetview) on Ilkley Road. 

Our Lady and All Saints (R.C.) on Bridge Street. SE 2018 4569. David Regan (2010).

Salvation Army on New Market. David Regan (2013). Link. Closed, and now in commercial use.

Spiritualist Church on New Market. David Regan (2013). Link.

The Bridge U.R.C. on Bridge Street. SE 2023 4574. David Regan (2010). Link. The history page includes a photo of its predecessor, Salem Chapel (1825-6 to 1897-9), which stood on the same site.





18 March 2023

Steve Bulman

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