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 has gained Heritage Lottery Fund support. It aims to replace roofing material, install CCTV and 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 sucessfully 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 its its most important buildings, please consider becoming a Friend of All Saints Church Building. Please email [email protected] for more information.
The latest news and events from All Saints Church can be found below:-
On behalf of All Saints Church, Slingsby
Saturday 24th November 10.30 a.m. to 12.p.m.
at Dossers House, Slingsby
by kind permission of Mrs Buz Tompkins. Coffee, Raffle. Crafts, Cakes.
Saturday 8th September.
Churchyard Mini-Market at all Saints Church: 10 .30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
With Follow the Dragon’s Trail – a Childrens’ Treasure Hunt and crafts for children.
There will be coffee and refreshments, raffle, cake and produce stall, jewellery crafts etc.
There will be a guided tour of the historic church at 11 a.m. You are also invited to come and hear about the progress to repair the roof and our churchyard project.
This coincides with Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust ‘Ride and Stride’ when the public is invited to visit churches which are encouraged to be open on that day. Visits can be made by bicycle, car or on foot, and can be sponsored by those who want to do it. Slingsby church will be open to all visitors, and residents. Ride your bike or come on foot to the church.
Sunday, 23rd September.
All Saints Church will be joining with the Methodist Church for a celebration and thanksgiving for Harvest.
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 June – August 2018 (info correct as at 1 June) follow this link: Slingsby Methodist events June-August 18
The latest news and events posts (on this website) relating to Slingsby Methodist Church can be found below:-
Sun 23 Sept – 10.30am Slingsby methodist Church are pleased to announce their United Harvest Festival will take place this year on Sunday 23 September. Rev Ken Gowland will lead the Thanksgiving Service at 10.30am. The service will be followed by a Harvest Lunch in the Schoolroom.
Everybody welcome – Do come along and join us.
Fell free to download our event poster: https://www.slingsbyvillage.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slingsby-Harvest-Festival-Poster.pdf
Researching your family history? View the local burial records guide.