Beech Hill Church is a family friendly, Bible teaching Church in the wonderful West Yorkshire town of Otley.

We want people across our area of Lower Wharfedale to hear the wonderful message of all that God has done for them in Jesus. We want believers to be built up in the Gospel, and we want our church family to love and serve one another and the community around us.

We are an evangelical church, which means we want the good news (‘ev-angel’ in Greek) about Jesus to shape our lives, our church and our relationships. It also means that we aim to make the Bible’s message accessible, understandable, and available to everyone.


Our Church, now known as Beech Hill Church, has been in Otley since 1916, and started life as a Methodist Mission Hall on Mercury Row in Otley. We have met in various buildings over the last 100 years, at different times and with different names, but our commitment to the Jesus Christ and His Gospel have been with us throughout. In September 2016 we got a new pastor, Chris Haley, who took over from the previous pastor who had served in Otley for 30 years. In 2021 we changed our name to ‘Beech Hill Church’ as we moved into our new building on Beech Hill/Westgate in Otley. For more information go to the ‘Our History‘ page.


We are part of the wider church nationally through the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC), a group of around 600 churches, and regionally through the Yorkshire Gospel Partnership which is made up of churches of various different denomination across the whole of Yorkshire. 

Finding Out More

If you want to know more about us please have a look around our website. The best way to find out about is to come along on a Sunday. We meet at 10:30am on a Sunday Morning and 5pm on a Sunday Evening, you can get a bit of a taster of what it’s like by watching one of our guest services on the talks section of the website or on our YouTube channel. We also have two Home Groups, one on a Wednesday night and one on a Thursday night, and a daytime ‘no frills’ Bible study called Wednesday@2.

For people who would really like to find out more about Christianity, starting with the basics, we regularly run courses like Christianity Explored and others. If you want to know more about them do get in touch.