Church of England Diocese of York Brompton by Sawdon

About Us

All saints church is a large medieval church set in the beautiful village of Brompton by Sawdon, over looking the fishponds. The poet William Wordsworth was married to Mary Hutchinson her at All Saints Church in 1802. Mary Hutchinson and her family lived nearby at Gallows Hill. A copy of their wedding certificate can be seen in All Saints Church.

Brompton has been the seat of the Cayley family since the Middle Ages, and is known as ‘The Birthplace Of Aviation’ owing to the long term residence of pioneering aeronautical engineer Sir George Cayley, known as “the father of aviation. Sir George Cayley was the first to build a manned gliding machine “the Cayley Flyer” and his ground breaking work on identifying the four principals of aerodynamics (weight, lift, drag and thrust) are still the founding principals of modern aviation design.