Parish Letter


Dear All,

It’s summertime again! 

First and foremost I want to give huge thanks to our good friend, Maggie at Niddprint, who has published our Parish Magazines in the Benefice for many years, never missing an issue, always going the extra mile and turning out in all weathers to ensure that delivery is made on time.  Maggie has decided to retire from her publishing days and we are extremely grateful to her for all she has done for us. We wish you all the best for the future Maggie.

July is a celebratory month in which we hold Benefice services together with our Methodist friends on the Hampsthwaite Feast Field at 11am on 21st July and on the Birstwith Show Field at 11am on 28th July.  Our wonderful ecumenical Open the Book Team, who take Bible stories into our Church Schools in the form of short playlets, will be performing and our talented musicians will be providing some joyful music.  Please do come along and bring your families and friends to these fun outdoor services and join us for refreshments in the tents afterwards.

Throughout August, all our services continue as normal so if you are visiting the area we would love to meet you – all the service times are on our websites, so please do have a look and come along.     

Whatever you are doing this summertime and wherever you find yourself, we wish you a very happy, refreshing, restful and blessed summer.

With every blessing,


May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,

so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

Romans 15.13