Saint Bartholomew's Church

The church stands at the centre of this small attractive village on an important site, being the highest point in the village and the junction of the two village streets. A religious building has stood here since the 14th Century, although the present building dates only from 1836, but interestingly, it was the first church to be consecrated in the then new Diocese of Ripon, in January 1837.

Its prominent location means that visitors to the village see the tower standing out against the sky well before reaching the first houses. On closer approach you will see the church is built of a grey brick and the tower is crowned with large stones and pinnacles.

Food Bank

There is a collection point at the back of the church for the local food bank. Items can be left at any time the church is open, not just at service times. At the food bank it is sorted by volunteers. Frontline care professionals such as doctors and social workers identify people in crisis and issue a food voucher. Clients receive three days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food in exchange for their food voucher. Foodbanks also make time to chat and to signpost clients to other helpful services.

Here is a list of suggested, non-perishable, items (no baked beans please!):

Milk (UHT or powdered), sugar (500g), fruit juice (carton), soup, pasta sauces, sponge pudding (tinned), tomatoes (tinned), cereals, rice pudding (tinned), tea bags, instant coffee, instant mashed potato, rice, pasta, tinned meat, tinned fish, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, jam, biscuits, snack bars.

Gallery - some images from the Church

Details from stained glass windows

Church Christmas Cards




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