Discover James Hudson Taylor’s heritage

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

The British missionary James Hudson Taylor was born in Barnsley – take a trail through the places he lived and preached at.

Born in Barnsley, Northern England, Protestant Christian missionary James Hudson Taylor led over 100 million people to Christianity in China and across the world. Visit his birthplace to find out more about his remarkable life.  

James Hudson Taylor travelled the world spreading the word of Christ. On his journey he established the China inland mission, one of the world's largest Christian movements, and his legacy inspired other great missionaries and evangelists from Eric Liddell to Billy Graham. The trail allows people to walk in his footsteps, weaving in and out of the town’s villages and hamlets stopping at key locations, which were of particular significance in his life.

Visitors will gain an insight into the man who changed the lives of millions. They can take in his home and stand in the pulpit in the historic chapel where he preached.

Barnsley is 2 hours 35 minutes from London by train.

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