What's on in the United Parish of Upper Nidderdale

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Covid 19 Emergence Plan

Our current service plan takes into account the continued need for social distancing (subject to the government’s road map and Church of England and Diocesan guidelines) whilst still maintaining a significant online presence.

For more details, please see the Worship Times and Places page.

Our usual weekly notices at this time have been suspended.   

There are other ways to find out our latest news. 

Our Facebook page is being posted to very frequently.  For those on Facebook please like our page and get the latest news. Parish Facebook Page

Services and Events

Face coverings must be worn at all times of the service (unless you are exempt), you must fill in a track and trace form or use the track and trace QR code, you must keep a distance of at least 1metre from someone not in your household bubble and you must use the hand sanitiser provided. Unfortunately there will be no singing, however, on most occasions there will be hymns played on the organ. The sacrament may only be received in one kind (wafer).

Bewerley Grange Chapel will be having services on the 1st & 3rd Sundays (9am) of the month but this is strictly by appointment only due to the intimate size of the Chapel. Please book via e-mail at least 48 hours in advance to smc.bewerley@btconnect.com 


We are at the present time planning to continue posting services through our Facebook Page and Youtube channel Parish Youtube Channel


Of course prayer at this time is most important.  There are many opportunities for you to get involved.  Here are some ways:

Morning Prayer.  Darryl and others are committing to saying Morning Prayer at 9:30 am every morning.  There is an open invitation to join in with this act of prayer at home.  If you can pray at the same time as Darryl and the team this is great but not absolutely necessary, if you visit the site you will see there are lots of different times you can pray.  The link to these prayers are here: Daily Office Prayers. If you would like personal prayer please contact Jane Spooner our Diocesan Licenced Lay Minister. Jane's e-mail address is bewerleyhippo @gmail.com


Because of the need to prevent transmission of the Coronavirus we are offering telephone visits rather than physical visits.  Although we do appreciate the difficulty this poses we must follow the advice coming from the Government. If you want you could drop an e-mail to darryl.hall@leeds.anglican.org and we will then seek to help if we can, or pass on your request for help to the necessary authorities.  You can also telephone me on 01423 711414 or 07792419982

Our Web Pages

Generally  We have left our web page open for the time being.  We appreciate that you may be a new visitor to our webpage and want you to see what we usually have running in terms of services, events and activities.  Once this situation is over we will continue to reach out to the community of Upper Nidderdale.  We hope and pray that this will not be long in coming, indeed it feels like it might be just on the horizon now.
Please come back here to see further updates or visit our Facebook page. God bless you.
Darryl and the United Parish of Upper Nidderdale Team


Mission Statement

United Parish of Upper Nidderdale PCC Mission Statement

Loving God, Loving People, Partners in Mission.

Six Buildings – One Church – One Mission.

Growing the worshipping community
The vision of the parish is to be a worshipping community that is growing numerically & Spiritually.

Promoting our spiritual and built heritage
The vision is to develop our buildings as places of encounter, engagement and spiritual significance.

Working with the Diocesan Bishop and the Church in the Dale in mission
The vision is to support the Diocesan Bishop and the Church in the Dale in mission by developing outreach, partnerships, fellowship & relationships which are centred on sharing our faith.

Engaging with the issues and needs of the world
The vision is to engage with our local communities, the region and the wider world; in particular to become known as a parish that acts for & speaks with integrity on issues of the rural communities



St Cuthbert’s Church is very pleased to be able to offer the Church Lounge for Coffee Mornings (free of charge) between 10am and 12pm on the first Saturdays of the month for local charities and initiatives. The emphasis is for the
benefit of local rather than national charities.
We absolutely value the national and international charities too and welcome people to hold a Coffee Morning for these (free of charge) on the third Saturdays of the month.
Enquirers should contact Shona Bostwick on 711090 to book a slot.


A Lasting Gift

We are privileged if we can leave a mark of our passing, to be remembered by those people and causes we’ve cared for in life. A gift in your will to your church is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can continue to support its mission and ministry.

As Christians and supporters of our local church many of us have been giving regularly to the mission and ministry of the parish. Gifts in wills are a natural part of Christian giving. No matter how large or small every gift that is left to the local church can make a lasting difference.

There are many ways such a gift can help support the work of the parish. For example a gift in your will could support the church’s ministry to young people, refurbish the kitchen or toilets, provide better heating, support overseas mission partners or purchase new bibles or hymn books.

In the six churches of the Parish of Upper Nidderdale we welcome all gifts in wills, however large or small, and we promise to use your gift to make a difference to our parish. Our PCC Legacy Policy is to use gifts to help fund significant projects, whether buildings, equipment or staff.

You may wish to help the Church in your Will, either by a specific bequest or one where you leave what is left over when all your bequests are fulfilled. If you have already drawn up a Will it is a relatively easy matter to amend it to include a bequest to your church. Such a bequest will be free of Inheritance Tax.

Barry Nuttall
November 2019

If you would like to talk to someone in confidence about any aspect of legacy gifts and their use or will-making in general please contact either Barry Nuttall (Parish Giving Officer) or the Revd Darryl Hall.





St Cuthbert’s Church Hire of Lounge and Kitchen

You are welcome to hire the facilities at St Cuthbert’s Church Coffee Mornings, Meetings, Private Parties Cost is £12.00 per hour or £30.00 per half day The church is available for hire for concerts etc. - rates on request. To book please telephone Shona Bostwick on 01423 711090



Easy Fundraiser

Do you do you shop on-line? We, in the Parish of Upper Nidderdale, strongly urge you to make use of our local shops, they have almost everything we could need. However, we are conscious that people do shop on-line too. Did you know you could raise money for our parish at the same time? Simply go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk and support the United Parish of Upper Nidderdale - a percentage of whatever you spend goes back into our Parish at no extra cost to you, but please support our local shops whenever you can. Thank you.



The Upper Nidderdale Food Bank and
Harrogate Homeless Project


A heart on fire for God is one which supports and loves those on the fringe, struggling, and in need of grace. It is really important to the Church in the Dale to respond to situations of crisis. We are especially aware of those in our area who struggle to put food on their tables, because of this we regularly collect food either for our local Food Bank or for the Harrogate Homeless Project.

If you would like to  donate food please donate tinned food (vegetables, meat or fish), rice, pasta, juice, biscuits, tea and coffee, cereals, tinned sponge puddings, rice pudding, instant mash potatoes, milk (UHT or powdered), and toiletries.  Please do not include fresh food or baked beans in your donation. Receptacles for donations are in St Cuthbert’s Church, Pateley Bridge (all week during daylight hours) for the Food Bank, Holy Trinity Dacre Banks (all week during daylight hours) and Christ Church Darley (Service times only) for the Harrogate Homeless Project.   

The decision was reached that the Food Bank at Pateley Bridge would cease to function, in its present form, on 16th June 2017. Emergency food boxes will thereafter be available to those who are in need, and have a voucher. These can be obtained by contacting

Reverend Darryl Hall 01423 711414 
The United Reformed Church 01423 712231,
The Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre 01423 771996 
Nidderdale Group Practice 01423 711369 
Nidderdale High School 01423 711246 
Nidderdale Plus 01423 714953.

Parcels can be collected from The Drop-In Café at St Cuthbert’s Church on Wednesdays from 10.30am or we may be able to organize delivery (please speak to Reverend Darryl).