The Licensing Service for our new Vicar, the Rev Tom Lusty, is due to be held at 7pm on Monday, June 28, at St Oswald's Church, Arncliffe. We very much hope that the service will be an ‘in-person’ event, though of course this will depend on progress in reducing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Parish is still in Vacancy (for now)
This Sunday, May 16, we plan to hold Services of Morning Prayer at St Mary's Church, Kettlewell, at 9.30am, and at St Michael and All Angels Church, Hubberholme, at 11.15am. We have resumed opening our Churches for Private Prayer on Wednesday afternoons between 2pm and 4pm, and on Sundays between 10am and 2pm during weeks when a service is not being held there. Please click on the picture below for our latest Online Service.
Christian Aid Week: May 10 to 16
Please click on the button below to make a donation to Christian Aid. Because restrictions mean house-to-house collections are not possible again this year the focus of fundraising in our Parish is to ask people to donate by using our website (or if you prefer, by BACS or cheque - see details below). The theme of this year’s Christian Aid Week is Climate Justice for people living in poverty on the front line of climate chaos. Our online service for May 9 will reflect this with a Christian Aid short film on Climate Justice. On Saturday, May 15, a sponsored 10-hour Labyrinth Walk for Christian Aid will take place on the Meadow Labyrinth in Kettlewell Churchyard between 7am and 5pm. Christian Aid thanks you for your support over the years and hopes you will choose to celebrate with the charity this Christian Aid Week. Upper Wharfedale Fellowship of Churches Christian Aid account Sort code: 20-78-42 Account number: 43851834 Or cheques can be sent to Joanna Clarke (Christian Aid Group Treasurer), Birchwood, Wharfeside Avenue, Threshfield BD23 5BS
The church communities of Upper Wharfedale and Littondale aim to be open and welcoming to everyone. We extend the hospitality of Jesus to people of all faiths and none whatever your background or identity.
Whether you are seeking God's presence, looking for information or some help with prayer and worship, we hope that you will discover that God's love is unconditional and within all things.
Keep us, good Lord, Under the shadow of your mercy In this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, And lift up all who are brought low; That we may rejoice in your comfort, Knowing that nothing can separate us from your love In Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Peace to all who enter. God's grace to all who depart
The 2021 APCM was held using Zoom on Tuesday, April 20. Notices relating to the APCM have been posted at our Churches and are also available on a page on this website. It can be found by going to the top of this page and clicking on 'More' on the right-hand side.