All Saints, Otley
Otley was one of the great Saxon parishes surveyed in the Doomsday Book, and the Anglican crosses in the baptistery have been dated at AD750. The Norman chancel is dated 1240, the East window was inserted in 1490, and the pulpit, from which John Wesley preached, is Georgian. Otley is famous as the birthplace of Thomas Chippendale the master furniture designer, who was baptised in the church on 5 June 1781. The church has a ring of eight bells, in the key of F. Its ropes have Yorkshire tail-ends. Otley bell ringers hosted BBC Songs of Praise for their Tour de France edition, filmed in March and broadcast on the Sunday before the Grand Départ.
The church is open to visitors from 9am to 4pm on weekdays and 9:30am to 12:30pm on Saturdays. A variety of groups meet and activity sessions take place within the church. The bell ringers practice on Thursday evenings. For more information, visit the website below.