GREETING: Our Vicar, the Rev Tom Lusty, pictured at his Licensing Service at St Oswald's Church, Arncliffe, on July 28, 2021, with his wife, Helen, and the Bishop of Ripon, the Right Rev Dr Helen-Ann Hartley Picture: Peter Vetch
Services in our Parish this week
* This Sunday, November 27, we will have a United Parish Advent Service at St Mary's Church, Kettlewell, at 11.15am.
Please go to the News and Views Section of our website for the latest on events in the Parish, including the chance to enjoy such varied occasions as a Bingo Night in Buckden and a Christmas Party invitation for folks lower down the Dale.
Our Online Services began in 2020 as a response to the Covid pandemic when people were unable to come together for Worship. They continued until earlier this year, when we stopped producing the Online Services on a regular basis. However, we still intend to hold them for special festival occasions. To see past Online Services from our Parish in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, please click on the button above. (This will take you initially to the Christian Aid Service in May. To see previous Services, please click on the Digital_Dales_Church_ icon, which can be found below the screen with images from the Online Service.)
Latest on Covid-19 precautions
In the light of more changes to national rules, and subsequently in the behaviour of many people in public places, we have decided to continue having masks and hand sanitiser available in our Churches and to keep certain pews empty to allow for physical distancing. However, the wearing of masks while moving around our Churches, and while taking part in congregational singing, is a matter for the discretion of individuals attending our Churches. We would ask that everyone respects the views of those who wish to continue taking precautions.
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