Parish of Swaledale with Arkengarthdale

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Update on the Covid 19 virus situation

17 March 2020 - Public Worship is suspended

  • Posted On: 17 March 2020
All public worship services have now been suspended until further notice. We are encouraged to 'be the church' in our communities, in prayer and service. Read the full information at the Church of England website: https://www.churchofengland.org/  Please contact the vicar if you need practical help or someone to talk to. Please look out for your neighbours and anyone in need. This page will be updated as the advice changes.

Our Curate is on the move!

  • Posted On: 27 November 2019

Revd Alison Stewart Smith has been appointed as Priest in Charge of the parishes of Ryton and Winlaton in the Gateshead West Deanery of the Diocese of Durham. A licensing date has not yet been confirmed, but it is likely that Alison and Richard will leave here at the beginning of February, for Alison to take up her new post in mid-February.

We pray God's blessing on them as they move. There will be a farewell party announced soon.


St. Mary’s Church, Arkengarthdale

200 years young

  • Posted On: 7 October 2019
July 2020 sees the 200th year since St. Mary’s Arkengarthdale was built and consecrated. We are pleased to announce that The Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon will visit Arkengarthdale on Sunday 12th July 2020 to celebrate this event with the people of Arkengarthdale and the rest of the wider Parish. To mark these 200 years of history, it is hoped to organise a number of church and community celebrations and events throughout the Spring and Summer. In order to...

Parish Churches Open Day and Walks

Saturday 4 May

  • Posted On: 7 March 2019
Following the success of our churches open day in 2017 we have decided to do it again.  So if you have ever wondered about the heritage and history of our four parish churches, or the architecture, or the renovations and restorations, both old and more recent, there’s another chance for you to find out on Saturday May 4th.   You’ll also be able to do a self-guided walk from church to church with maps and instructions provided. Drop into any of the parish...

Exploring Faith

2019 Programme - click on title to open

  • Posted On: 18 February 2019
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