St. Mary’s Muker
Swaledale with Arkengarthdale
The Parish of
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Revd. Caroline Hewlett (and friend)
The main header photographs are by, and in memory of, Chris Goldthorpe
Christianity was brought to the Dales in the early 12th Century by missionary monks from the monastic churches; priests fromBridlington Priory staffed Grinton Church, although it has Norman foundations. At first, Grinton served the whole of the upper Dale until a second church was built at Muker.A small church, owned by a convent in Teesdale, stood on a site at Arkle Town in Arkengarthdale.