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The Parish of
Swaledale with Arkengarthdale
Revd. Caroline Hewlett
St. Mary's Arkengarthdale
Holy Trinity Melbecks
St. Andrew's Grinton
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Revd. Caroline Hewlett     (and friend)
St. Mary's Muker
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Christianity
was brought to the Dales in the early 12th Century by missionary monks from the monastic churches; priests from
Bridlington 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.
The main header photographs are by, and in memory of, Chris Goldthorpe