St. Lucius Church
St Lucius’ church in Farnley Tyas dates from the 19th century, the foundation stone being laid in 1838 and the building completed and opened for worship in 1840. It is not of typical Victorian construction but is open, spacious and welcoming.
It was first gazetted as a separate parish in 1896, which it remained until 1976. During a period in the care of a retired priest living in Almondbury it became part of the united benefice of Almondbury with Farnley Tyas in 1982.
In 1987 the Team Parish was formed.St Lucius’ has an open graveyard, maintained by paid and voluntary workers.
A recent reordering provided toilet and kitchen with a large area for social and community usewhich is well used by both church and community groups, especially the village Women’s Institute.
St Lucius' Church has been serving the people of Farnley Tyas for nearly 200 years. At life's key moments the church has shared joys and sorrows, and worship continues here, week by week.
The church has recently completed a development aimed at making the church more versatile for community use, such as meetings, concerts, classes, functions and the popular Tuesday Cafe.
A new extension, containing toilets and a baby-changing unit, has freed up space for a better equipped, more spacious kitchen.
Pictures of the whole project can be found at www.farnleytyaschurch.org
Events, donations and grants raised sufficient funds to complete the work, however, donations are still welcome towards the day-to-day costs of running the building.
St. Lucius Church is enormously grateful for the generosity and support of all those in Farnley Tyas and beyond who helped to make this project a success.
Some of the exhibits at the recent Flower Festival