But an insurance inspection declared that Mr Hislop’s stepladder and winding platform - which have been at the church for decades - were unsafe, and the clock has been stuck at 5:20 since February.
The lower part of the church tower dates back four centuries to when Patrick Bronte, father of the famous Bronte sisters, had his living in Haworth.
The upper tower - where the clock is - and the rest of the church were rebuilt in 1871, but still contain Bronte relics and are popular with Bronte fans all over the world. Read more:dailymail
Haworth vicar, the Reverend Peter Mayo-Smith, is pictured outside St Michael and All Angels Church, where a health and safety ban has been imposed on winding the Victorian clock