Hathersage, St Michael & All Angels

Hathersage, St Michael & All Angels

A place of heritage and history
Dedicated to Saint Michael and All Angels, this ancient parish church is a popular destination for visitors, situated as it is amid the beauty of the Peak District's Hope Valley.
Its early history is shrouded in obscurity, and the current building, based around its decorated Gothic Nave dating from 1381, has been enlarged and modified over the years, including a major work of restoration by Butterfield in 1851.
Look for the 'Eyre Brasses,' relating to several generations of a family connected to Hathersage since the 15th century and who inspired Charlotte Bronte to name her heroine 'Jane Eyre.'
The east window is by the eminent stained-glass designer Charles Kempe, and in the churchyard lies the reputed grave of Little John.

A place of peace and worship
Worship is at the centre of church life.
St Michael and All Angels is not just a heritage site but a place of living worship. You will be most welcome whatever your reason for visiting, and may you discover the reality of Jesus Christ who is alive in this place through his Holy Spirit in the lives of all who know him here.

Please note that there is a church carpark nearby.  Disabled access is through the main lych gate.  There is a sloped entrance into the church.

Eyre Brasses
Little John's Grave


Church always open
Access issues
Refreshments nearby
Car park
Place for quiet reflection


Stained Glass
Architectural Features
Historical Significance
Famous Person

Church Bank
Hope Valley
S32 1AJ

Revd Jude Davis (rector)
01433 208 905 / jude.a.davis@cantab.net or Sarah Spence (Warden) - 01433 410079 / hathersageparishchurch@gmail.com

Open times:

Open all day