Meetings and History talks - tower trips etc.

Church visits can be arranged for parties of 10 or more

To arrange a history talk (for ten or more people) by our resident historian please contact Barry Rose via email

To arrange tower trips  (parties will be taken up the tower in groups of six or less) contact Tom Tuke via email 

Please note the Church tower has 122 steps to the top

Parties of ten or more can also arrange for Tea/Coffee/Biscuits please contact  Suzanne by email

If you are visiting Gawsworth St James Church you may also like to consider a visit to the neighbouring Tudor Manor House, Gawsworth Hall.   Click here for more details>>>

For more information on Gawsworth Village history click here: for details >>>

If you have been to visit our Church please consider leaving us a tripadvisor report - see the link below

Cost & terms

History Talk, parties of 10 (min) to 30 (max),  @ £3 per person. Talk normally takes up to 1 hour.

Tower Trips are taken in groups of six at a time, at a cost of £2 per person

Parties of ten or more can also arrange for Tea/Coffee/Biscuits at a cost of £2.50 per person.

Book all 3 for £7 per person (50p discount per person).

All funds go to St James the Great Church, Gawsworth.

As a precursor to one of our history  talks our resident historian  Barry Rose has a few questions for you:-


    1.  Why are there only three dials on the clock tower ?

    2.  What is the connection of Lily Langtry to Gawsworth ?

    3.  What is the story of the Byrd and the Babby (the Eagle and Child) ?

    4.  What is the connection between Mary Fytton - the wayward daughter

         of Sir Edward Fytton 3 - and William Shakespeare ?

    5.  Can you find the Greenmen of Gawsworth ?

    6.  Do you know the tragic story of Susan Hockenhull - remembered in the window 

         to the right of the the  Rector's vestry - opposite to you as you enter the church ?

Read more on the history of Gawsworth click here


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