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Mount Zion Methodist Heritage Chapel, Per Lane, Upper Brockholes, Halifax, HX2 8XG

For any general enquires please don't hesitate to contact Matthew Townsend,

Mission Statement: Our vision is for Mount Zion to be enjoyed by everyone as a place of heritage, culture, spirituality and beauty whilst supporting our local community.

One of the unique aspects of this website is the way you can interact with the graves in the graveyard:

Click on: Search our Burial Records

The graveyard database is indebted to Calderdale Family History Society ( for the burial information, plus our members and volunteers for continually updating the data base


Make sure to follow us on our Facebook Page and reguarly visit the website to keep up to date with the latest events.


Visitor Information
Mount Zion is able to host Weddings and Funerals.

We offer schools heritage visits. School Visits

The Chapel Heritage Centre can be opened by arrangement. Donations welcome. Visit the cottage where John Wesley stayed when preaching at Mount Zion and Halifax.
We can cater for small coach parties and offer afternoon teas. The cottage is available for away days, small conferences and meetings.
Sunday services on selected Sundays throughout the year. Mount Zion has seating accomodation for around 350 people.
Events throughout the year. Wheelchair access to the chapel

Mount Zion is on the Calderdale Way. Streetmap Link

Toilets (not disabled).
Street car parking on Per Lane. The graveyard has room for new burials.
Why not download and try our new Reflective Walk around Mount Zion?


We would greatly appreciate any donations that will help contribute towards the maintenance and upkeep of Mount Zion Methoidst Heritage Chapel.

We use the platform Dona, approved by The Methodist Church. If eligible, donating through Gift Aid means we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give.

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Alternatively, if you would prefer to make a donation via bank transfer or cheque, contact Matthew Townsend,

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We are excited to announce we are relaunching our Told By The Dial Newsletter.

We recognise social media is a very busy place. By having an email newsletter, we can have direct contact with our Friends of Mount Zion at no cost.

We will not bombard you with emails, and all personal data held about you is processed in accordance with the Calderdale Methodist Circuit privacy policy.

We are using Mailchimp you can follow the link to our landing page here:  Told By The Dial- Mount Zion Methodist Heritage Chapel (

Welcome to Mount Zion Methodist Heritage Chapel Welcome Video

Video courtsey of The Flat Cap Photgographer


Heritage Team and Volunteers at Mount Zion Methodist Heritage Chapel

A warm welcome from our Minister: Rev'd Kathie Heathcoat, .

I am passionate about equality for every member of society, and support Fair Trade wherever I can. I enjoy leading worship, particularly using images, poetry and music to bring people closer to God; going out into the community to meet people; engaging in schools work; sharing in Bible Study; and encouraging all people to explore the spiritual side of being human.

Church & Property Steward: Matthew Townsend

A burial ground dating back to the Bronze Age looking after the grounds and buildings in this wonderful location is an absolute privilege. We are but custodians for a short period in time. In the words of Charles Wesley himself once etched onto a window of the cottage "Time how short...eternity how long."

Social Media & Comms: Sam Townsend

Sam Townsend

Mount Zion is set in an idylic landscape. It is a privellage to help share the word of this beautiful building and the important role the chapel played founding Methodism.

Volunteer: Liz Wright

Clearing and tidying the graves of total strangers long since passed away might seem odd to some, but it provides me with a sense of achievement and reveals to visitors the memorials long hidden by moss, heather and weeds. Gardening in the graveyard gives me a sense of calm and tranquillity that is difficult to find elsewhere. As echoed on many gravestones...'Peace, perfect peace'.

A huge thank you to all of our volunteers and friends at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church

Credit: The Flat Cap Photographer


Mount Zion Methodist Heritage Chapel is part of the Calderdale Methodist Circuit and The Methodist Church and we follow their applicable policies.

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Page updated: November 20 2023
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