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.
In the light of the current national lockdown, and the increasing incidence of Covid in the dales, we have made the difficult decision to close all our church buildings with immediate effect.
There will be no Sunday services in person until further notice, and buildings will not be open for private prayer. Funerals will take place in church, if requested, but under strict Covid secure guidelines. We will review these arrangements after the Government review announcement which is expected on 15 February.
Weekly Parish Newsletter - Please email us (through the link at the top of this page) if you would like to receive the weekly newsletter by email each Saturday evening. This includes a short order of service and news and notices. Past editions can be downloaded from the Parish News page.
The Newsletter is also our worship resource - we invite you to light a candle at 10am on Sunday, and to join in with the bible readings and prayers for the week, as we offer a joint act of worship from our homes.
For practical help during the Covid situation, please see the list of local help available on the 'Parish News' page, which is updated regularly.
Every blessing, and may we continue faithful to Christ in this situation,
Rev Caroline Hewlett