The church reopened from 24 June on Wednesdays only (post coronavirus)
The Parish Church of All Saints Slingsby lies on the western side of the village. The present church was built in the late 1860s in the image of its predecessor on the site, which had to be demolished. It is therefore mainly 15th century in style with Victorian modifications.
Along with neighbouring parishes, Slingsby’s Anglican church belongs to the Benefice of the Street Parishes, which is part of the Diocese of York.
All Saints Church has published two new updated guides to the church building arising from recent research by Dr Dav Smith from the University of York. Local History Group members and Slingsby School were also involved with the preparation of these. The two colourful guides give the history of the church and point out the key features. The adult guide costs £2.50 and the children’s guide 75p. Both are available from the church.
In 2018 a major project gained Heritage Lottery Fund support. It has installed CCTV, is replacing roofing material and aims to create a new Local History Resource Centre and exhibition area in the church. More details here.
The original Slingsby Church Time Capsule of 1867 was unearthed in 2015 and a new one buried in 2016. More details HERE
Earlier, a major appeal had started in 2009 to raise funds to restore the church tower. Work eventually commenced in March 2012 and was successfully completed in May 2012. Read more about the All Saints Church tower restoration and appeal here.
If you wish to help protect Slingsby’s heritage and one of its most important buildings, please consider becoming a Friend of All Saints Church Building. Please email [email protected] for more information.
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All Saints’ church is kept open by the hard work and dedication of a very small – and ageing – congregation. Although attendance at Sunday services is often very small, we know that people in Slingsby love All Saints, and appreciate it being there for Festivals, Marriages, Christenings and Funerals.
We would warmly welcome new members of the congregation. Please do feel free to just ‘turn up’ whenever is convenient. Alternatively, if you can’t make Sundays but have a great idea for alternative times and dates, do let us know what might suit you …..some of us are very interested in more church-in-the-pub events.
All Saints Church contacts
Reverend Martin Allwood Email: [email protected]
Churchwarden: Ann Wilson 01653 628853
PCC Chair: Kate Giles: email [email protected]
Street Parishes Website: http://www.thestreetparishes.org.uk/slingsby.html
Slingsby Methodist Church
The Methodist Chapel was built in the late 1830s on a site adjacent to the village green. John Wesley himself had preached in Slingsby in 1757. Chapel and Church hold regular combined services.
Methodist Chapel contacts
Rachel Prest 01653 628277;
Audrey Foster 01653 628643
Email: [email protected]
The Home Fellowship Group continues to meet fortnightly on Wednesday evenings and we offer a warm invitation to all to join us.
METHODIST SERVICES AND EVENTS
For details of services and events, search the news and events page HERE.
Researching your family history? View the local burial records guide.