Parish of Swaledale with Arkengarthdale

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Updated 26 May 2020

  • Posted On: 4 May 2020

Church Buildings are Closed and Services Suspended

This includes information about Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

  • Posted On: 24 March 2020
In summary, these are the guidelines we must all now follow: 1. Our church buildings are closed for public worship and for private prayer. 2. Emergency baptisms can take place in hospital or at home, though subject to strict hygienic precautions and physical distancing as far as possible. 3. There can be no weddings in church buildings until further notice. 4. Funerals can only happen at the Crematorium or at the graveside. Only immediate family members can attend (if the crematorium...

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:  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...