Church and Chapel

All Saint’s Church in Slingsby | Photo by Steve Allen

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.

The original Slingsby Church Time Capsule of 1867 was unearthed in 2015 and a new one buried in 2016. More details HERE

A major appeal 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.

In 2011 LEADER funding enabled an important medieval cross slab and the Victorian funeral bier to be restored.  Follow the links to find out more about these interesting objects.

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 for more information.


All Saints’ archived news

The latest news and events from All Saints Church can be found below:-

All Saint’s Church in Slingsby | Photo by Steve Allen


Saturday 16 December 10am – noon, All Saints’ church, Slingsby

Decorating All Saints’ church with Christmas stall. Families and children are invited to come and decorate the tree.

Posted: December 14, 2017, 12:37 am

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: ]]]

Churchwarden: Ann Wilson 01653 628853

PCC Chair: Kate Giles: email

Street Parishes Website:

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



Little Adventurers, Adventure Club and YAZ  (Youth Adventure Zone), the Womens Fellowship and Wednesday fellowship Group all continue to meet and we offer a warm invitation to all to join us.

The latest news and events from Slingsby Methodist Church can be found below:-

On January 19, 2018 @ 1:45 pm3:15 pm, Slingsby Methodist Church

Slingsby Baby and Toddler Group launches this Friday!

Drop in any time between 1:45pm and 3:15pm. £2 per family.
Play, sing, craft, friends, stories, snack.
All children of pre-school age welcome with their parent/carer.

Posted: January 15, 2018, 10:19 pm

Wednesday 17th January. Soupa lunch at 12 noon in Slingsby Methodist Chapel  Schoolroom. Come along for soup, sandwiches & a pudding. All are welcome and there is no charge but donations welcome.
Contacts are Rachel & Stephen Prest 628277 or Geoff & Karen Bishop 628055

Posted: January 13, 2018, 8:08 am



For more details of services and events Jan – March 2018 (info correct as at 7 Jan) follow this link: Slingsby Methodist services and events Jan-Mar 2018

Burial records

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