Oxenhope is a small community near Haworth. It is centered on a Victorian mill village and also includes many smaller settlements while rising to the surrounding moorlands. It is an area of great diversity and natural beauty.
The church was built in the 13th century by a man named Adulphus to replace a Saxon church. It was enlarged in the 14th century by Sir Thomas Aldon, one of Edward III's courtiers. The building was restored in 1878. On 27 November 1957, the Church was placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, as a Grade I building.
The present chancel and chapel are from the 13th century with 15th century East Windows and a 17th century porch. Most of the remainder of the church originates from the 14th century. The nave, aisles, transepts and crossing were all built between 1329 and 1361 (based on heraldic evidence).