St. Mary’s Muker
Swaledale with Arkengarthdale
The Parish of
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Revd. Caroline Hewlett (and friend)
The main header photographs are by, and in memory of, Chris GoldthorpePhotographs in top, right-hand corners are by Jonathan Dawson
Christianity was brought to the Dales in the early 12th Century by missionary monks from the monastic churches; priests fromBridlington Priory staffed Grinton Church, although it has Norman foundations. At first, Grinton served the whole of the upper Dale until a second church was built at Muker.A small church, owned by a convent in Teesdale, stood on a site at Arkle Town in Arkengarthdale.