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Beverley Toll Gavel United Church

Toll Gavel United Church, Toll Gavel, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9AA

An imposing chapel in the heart of Beverley, with a number of children's events and craft exhibitions for Heritage Open Days.

A grand late Victorian Methodist church with a wonderful interior, in the heart of Beverley.

The Methodists established their congregation in Beverley in the 1750s, in a house in Wednesday Market where John Wesley had preached on his first visit in 1759, the first of many visits. The following year George Whitefield preached in the courtyard of the Hotham family’s grand house in Eastgate (demolished in 1766). A building in Wood Lane was bought in the names of leading Methodists in 1781. Other buildings followed, some to house different forms of Methodism, that eventually united once more under the roof of the Toll Gavel United Church in the 20th century.

The Toll Gavel building built in 1890-1892 was designed by Morley & Woodhouse of Bradford and is of red brick with an Italianate stone front. A schoolroom was later added on the Walkergate site. The interior is a fine building with original fittings of the 1890s, with galleries on three sides, original pews in the balcony, a fine organ, painted columns, stained glass windows and a decorated plaster ceiling. The church is set back from the street providing a peaceful oasis in a busy town.

Please visit our lovely building and learn about our past and present and our hopes for the future, including a ‘Bible Yarns’ craft exhibition of knitted and paper maché work illustrating Biblical stories. There are also activities for children and refreshments will be served throughout the weekend.

Booking Details

No booking required

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Additional Information

Car parking is available in streets and nearby parks. The site is off of a pedestrian precinct.Contact for the day:Toll Gavel United Church 01482882325


Half way down Toll Gavel, to the east, set back from the street.

Organised by

Beverley Civic Society