Parish of Swaledale with Arkengarthdale

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Welcome to the website of the Parish of Swaledale with Arkengarthdale. We are 4 congregations in the northern Yorkshire Dales, living out our Christian discipleship together.

For information about private prayer in church buildings and church services please see the 'Parish News' page.

There will be a Communion service at St. Andrew's, Grinton on Sunday 31 August at 10.30am, with the required Covid safety measures in place. 

For practical help during the Covid situation, please see the list on the 'Parish News' page, which is updated regularly.

For our Weekly Parish Newsletter, please go to the 'Services and Events' page. This will be posted each Saturday evening and will be available for a month after the publication date. Please email us (through the link at the top of this page) if you would like to receive the weekly newsletter by email.

The Newsletter includes the bible readings and prayers for the week. You are invited to light a candle at 10am on Sunday, and to read and pray these along with us, as we offer a joint act of worship from our homes.

Every blessing, and may we remain faithful to Christ in this situation,

Rev Caroline Hewlett


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Our Churches

St. Andrew’s, Grinton

St. Andrew’s, Grinton – The ‘Cathedral of the Dales’, where prayer has been offered for more than 900 years.

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St. Mary’s, Arkengarthdale

St. Mary’s, Arkengarthdale – A replacement for an older church, built in the ‘Commissioner’ style – very unusual in a rural setting.

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Holy Trinity, Melbecks (Low Row)

Holy Trinity, Melbecks (Low Row) – A ‘small pilgrim place’, part of a national network

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St. Mary’s, Muker

St. Mary’s, Muker – Built in 1580, during the reign of Elizabeth 1, a time when very few new churches were built.

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