Parish of Swaledale with Arkengarthdale

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Church Services – September, October & Remembrance Sunday

  • Posted On: 13 September 2020
Our next service will be a Harvest Communion service at 10.30am at St. Mary’s, Arkengarthdale on Sunday 27 September. For Harvest, you are invited to support the Storehouse Foodbank in Richmond.  We asked what they need at the moment and this was the response: I wonder if you would like a theme? We seem to be really short of puddings, treats and biscuits. Puddings include - rice pudding, custard, jelly, semolina, Angel Delight (anything in a packet or tin) Treats...

Help and Support Available in Swaledale and Arkengarthdale

Updated 30 July 2020

  • Posted On: 30 July 2020

Restarting Services - Parish Eucharist at St. Andrew's, Grinton

26 July 2020, 10.30am

  • Posted On: 11 July 2020
There will be a Parish Eucharist at St. Andrew’s, Grinton at 10.30am on Sunday 26 July. All are welcome. This service will be reviewed afterwards by the Vicar and Standing Committee and then we will decide what happen as a next step with services. Please be patient as we work out step by step what is possible in our context in this situation. The service will look and feel quite different from our usual way of doing things, so please be ready to live with some changes. These are...

Arrangements for opening church buildings for services

Please check here regularly for updates

  • Posted On: 27 June 2020
The government announced this week that services can resume in church buildings after 5 July. At the time of sending this newsletter, we are still waiting for detailed guidance on this and the safety and cleaning requirements are likely to be quite extensive. More information will come round once we have full guidance and are clearer about what is practical and possible in our parish. A statement from the House of Bishops can be found here:...

Arrangements for Private Prayer in Church Buildings

-See below for dates, times and availability

  • Posted On: 18 June 2020
Arrangements for opening church buildings for private prayer We have taken careful account of the guidelines - about cleaning and sanitising, welcoming visitors carefully and having the buildings staffed while they are open, by people below the age of 70. This is not as simple as just unlocking the doors! The decision was taken to do the following for now – this will change as we see how things work and as the Covid situation changes: St. Mary’s, Muker and St....