Champing - St Thomas in Friarmere, Greater Manchester

Church in England, Lancashire, Friarmere
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Enjoy the peace and tranquility of spending the night in a historical church.

Experience champing with a unique and unusual stay with the Churches Conservation Trust.

Guests will have the whole church to themselves, with a chance to enjoy both the historical wonder of the building and the opportunity to explore the surrounding area.

This Georgian preaching church sits high above the town of Delph on the edge of Saddleworth Moor. For obvious reasons, the locals call St Thomas’s “Heights Chapel” and despite its brooding appearance, the interior is charming with vibrant stained glass and the outside has breath-taking views on all sides. The 2016 film A Monster Calls was partly filmed at this church and with CGI trickery, all was blown to smithereens. But not really – it’s still very much there and an atmospheric place to stay; with a pub right next door!

For an additional cost of £10 we have a range of breakfast options for you; from smiley Farmer Tim arriving at your door with a farmhouse feast like you’ve never seen before, to a full English in a nearby hostelry – or you may wish to sizzle your own sausages and leave the washing up for someone else – either way, we’ve got it covered.

If you book before 1st March 2017 you can enjoy a 10% discount.


Address: St Thomas, Heights Lane, Friarmere, Delph, Oldham, Lancs,
Zip/Postal Code: OL3 5TU
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5704457 / -2.027370900000051


If you can drag yourself away from the beautiful location there are some local places to explore.Marsden Moor Estate – Moor Estate Office and Exhibition Room, Station Rd, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6DH, – Area of outstanding natural beauty. (6.0 miles from church).Peveril Castle – Market Place, Castleton, Derbyshire, S33 8WQ, 0370 333 1181 – Spectacular 11th century ruined castle (27.8 miles from church).Hardcastle Crags – 2-1 Midgehole Rd, Hebden Bridge HX7 7AL, Ph 01422846236 – Beautiful wooded valley with 19th century mill at its heart. (20.4 miles from church).

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1 Bedroom(s), 16 Sleeps
Bed & Breakfast


-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
Rate summary £39 - £49 - - 1 Nights -


Check in: 10:00 / Check out: 18:00
£19 per child per night (under 16)
Single supplement of £20 per adult per night.

Please note that your booking is exclusive to you – the church is all yours on a first-come, first-served basis.

£10 breakfast
Pets: Some pets, please enquire
Smoke: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: No
Elderly or infirm: Not suitable
Wheelchair: No

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