Parish of Swaledale with Arkengarthdale

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Welcome to the website of the Parish of Swaledale with Arkengarthdale. We are 4 congregations in the northern Yorkshire Dales, living out our Christian discipleship together.​

During the most recent national lockdown we made the difficult decision to close all our church buildings - but we are planning to start 'in person' services again from 28 March - more details are on the 'Services and Events' page. The church buildings will also be available on request for private prayer from that date - please contact a Churchwarden to arrange a time.

Weekly Parish Newsletter - Please email us (through the link at the top of this page) if you would like to receive the weekly newsletter by email each Saturday evening. This includes a short order of service and news and notices.  Past editions can be downloaded from the Parish News page.

The Newsletter is also our worship resource - we invite you to light a candle at 10am on Sunday, and to  join in with the bible readings and prayers for the week, as we offer a joint act of worship from our homes.

For practical help during the Covid situation, please see the list of local help available on the 'Parish News' page, which is updated regularly.

Every blessing, and may we continue faithful to Christ in this situation,

Rev Caroline Hewlett

Vicar

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Our Churches

St. Andrew’s, Grinton

St. Andrew’s, Grinton – The ‘Cathedral of the Dales’, where prayer has been offered for more than 900 years.

DL11 6HH

St. Mary’s, Arkengarthdale

St. Mary’s, Arkengarthdale – A replacement for an older church, built in the ‘Commissioner’ style – very unusual in a rural setting.

DL11 6EJ

Holy Trinity, Melbecks (Low Row)

Holy Trinity, Melbecks (Low Row) – A ‘small pilgrim place’, part of a national network

DL11 6PG

St. Mary’s, Muker

St. Mary’s, Muker – Built in 1580, during the reign of Elizabeth 1, a time when very few new churches were built.

DL11 6QG