Hartington, St Giles

Hartington, St Giles

Welcome to St Giles Church, Hartington.  This 12th- 13th century church quietly watches over the village and out to the hills beyond.  Inside this beautiful and atmospheric place of worship you will find many things we all need:  paintings and stained glass to inform of parables and history, stone that shows the tread of many feet, surprising space, light that sometimes holds a mote of dust, as if a precious word.  Tranquillity and peace abound to encircle and restore the bruised spirit - and sometime comes the knowledge and wisdom of being in a special place of God.  The people of St Giles, Hartington pray you find it so- they love to share our church with others.

The church wall paintings and the only set of painted boards in the county representing the 12 tribes of Israel.

There is a ring of eight bells- visiting bell ringers are welcome by appointment.

The area offers excellent walking and many places to stay, including a Youth Hostel.  School groups and church groups are always welcome and a 'potted history' can be given, if wished! 

The church Well Dressing takes place each year in September.

Please note that there are ramps available to put down at the church entrance for wheelchair users.  However, there are many steps/ levels within the church itself.

Window, St Giles, Hartington
St Giles, Hartington


Church always open
Access issues
Refreshments nearby
Place for quiet reflection


Stained Glass
Architectural Features

Hide Lane
SK17 0AW

Revd Richard Benson (Vicar)
01629 812234 / parson_benson@yahoo.co.uk

Open times:

Daily 10.00 am to dusk