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.​

Details of church services are on the 'Services and Events' page.

The church buildings are available as follows:

St. Mary’s, Arkengarthdale is open daily

St. Andrew’s, Grinton is open during the day from Sunday to Wednesday.

Holy Trinity, Low Row is open daily 

St. Mary’s, Muker is available for private prayer, on request. Please contact the churchwardens 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 - Services have restarted, but if you choose to worship at home, we invite you to light a candle  on Sunday morning, and to  join in with the bible readings and prayers for the week, as we offer a joint act of worship from our homes and in church.

Every blessing, and may we continue faithful to Christ,

Rev Caroline Hewlett


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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.

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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.

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Holy Trinity, Melbecks (Low Row)

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

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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.

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