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

A Christmas Concert in All Saints’ Church Slingsby on Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 3.00 p.m.

Given by Terrington Village Choir. Come and enjoy an afternoon of Christmas songs and traditional carols, followed by tea/coffee and cake.

Tickets £6.00 available from Slingsby Village Shop or by phoning 01653 628982 or email

The proceeds of the concert will go towards the target of £50,000 which the Church has to raise towards the cost of the church roof repairs. Barclays Bank has kindly agreed to give up to £1,000 to match what the concert raises.

Posted: November 17, 2017, 6:24 pm

All Saints’ Church Slingsby has been awarded funding of £11,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its ‘Onwards and Upwards’ project.

Made possible by National Lottery players, the Project aims to carry out urgent repairs following lead theft from the church roof. It also aims to create a new ‘Local History Resource Centre’ and an exhibition area in the Church, opening up the Church to new uses.

The money has been awarded to help our Church develop its plans to apply for a full grant at a later date.

For full details of this excellent news please see HERE


Posted: November 15, 2017, 5:39 pm

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:-

Wednesday 15th November at 12 noon in Slingsby Methodist Chapel Schoolroom. Soupa lunch – Come along for soup, sandwiches, a pudding and good chat. There is no charge but donations are welcome.  No need to book, just come along, all are welcome.  Contacts are Stephen & Rachel Prest 628277

Posted: November 12, 2017, 11:26 am

Tuesday 14th November at 7.15 pm in the Methodist Chapel Schoolroom. A meeting of Slingsby Ladies Group. The speaker will be Revd Max Moore, whose talk is entitled  “My Life in Crime”
New members are always welcome. Anyone interested is welcome to come.

Posted: November 11, 2017, 10:32 am


Burial records

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