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.


You can donate to All Saints’ Church Slingsby (registered charity) here: https://www.justgiving.com/slingsbypcc

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.


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

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.

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.


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: Ray Watson 01653 628946

PCC Chair: Kate Giles: email [email protected]

Street Parishes Website: http://www.thestreetparishes.org.uk/slingsby.html


Slingsby Methodist Church

Slingsby Methodist Church | Photo by Stephen Prest, 2023

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]    

Website: http://www.ryedalemethodist.org.uk

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

Recent News

Yorkshire’s Vanishing Coastline, a lecture by Malcolm Brooke will take place on Tuesday 16th July 7.30pm at the Methodist Schoolroom, Slingsby. A meze of coastal erosion stories with some added military history. The East Coast of Yorkshire is a fascinating stretch of coastline to visit. Over the years villages and individual farms have been lost to the…

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Posted: July 5, 2024, 6:05 pm

Saturday 23 June 2024, 10:30am Slingsby Methodist Church Celebration followed by lunch in the methodist schoolroom.

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Posted: June 13, 2024, 7:30 am

Saturday 29 June, 4.30pm, All Saints’ Churchyard, Slingsby An early evening of delicious tapas, wine, sangria and music. Sombreros optional! For tickets, please contact Anita 07935 830476, Diane 07557 850383 or Liz 07841 417007.All proceeds contribute to our Church major improvements project.

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Posted: June 12, 2024, 4:58 pm

Saturday 6 July 2024, 11am to 3pm, Slingsby Sports Field Come join us for a jam-packed family fun day out at our annual duck race – now in its 33rd year – in Slingsby. Entry is free, with a variety of good old-fashioned attractions on offer ranging from bouncy castles, a tombola, hook-a-duck and splat-a-rat,…

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Posted: June 9, 2024, 2:12 pm

Saturday 8th June, 1000-1200, Hovingham Village Hall.  Project Purple: https://www.project-purple.org.uk

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Posted: May 30, 2024, 7:05 pm

Sunday 2nd June 2024 from 3pm, Slingsby Sports Club Please help the Club by sharing your memories of sport in Slingsby. [email protected]

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Posted: May 29, 2024, 11:13 pm

A message from Kate Giles regarding updated proposals for a new Rector for Slingsby: As many local residents will be aware, Slingsby church and the Street Benefice (which includes Amotherby & Appleton le Street parish, Barton le Street with Coneysthorpe and Hovingham & Scackleton) have been seeking to appoint a new Rector for some time…

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Posted: May 20, 2024, 9:40 pm

The Local History session this month has moved to the 28th May, at the usual time of 7.30pm and in the Methodist schoolroom. In this session we will share the exciting discovery by Chris Churches of a new map of Slingsby, dated 1720. We’ll look at the map up close and also revisit our other early…

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Posted: May 9, 2024, 10:51 am

Monday 13 May 2024, 7.30pm, Slingsby Village Hall The Annual Parish Assembly is your chance to hear what the Parish Council (and this year a range of other parish groups) have been doing on behalf of our community. Please don’t miss the opportunity to express your views and help shape what goes on in your…

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Posted: May 7, 2024, 4:34 pm

The Annual General Meeting of the Slingsby Website and Newsletter Group will be held on Friday 17th May at 7.30pm. Location: Slingsby (venue to be decided). Interested residents are welcome. If you wish to attend our AGM, please email us at [email protected].

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Posted: May 6, 2024, 10:32 pm

Tony Cragg at Castle Howard (3 May – 22 September 2024) is the first major exhibition by a leading contemporary artist to be held across the house and grounds of the historic estate. The exhibition celebrates the artist’s sculptural imagination, showing the fascinating ways in which his sculpture sits within historic landscape and architectural settings. Tony Cragg…

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Posted: May 2, 2024, 9:43 pm

General booking opens 30th April for this year’s Ryedale Festival which runs from 12th to 28th July. World-famous pianist Angela Hewitt opens the Festival on the evening of Friday 12th July in Pickering, while on day 2, Saturday 13th July, Slingsby’s All Saints church hosts a morning concert by the prize-winning cellist Bruno Philippe (pictured).…

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Posted: April 29, 2024, 7:33 pm

4th to 6th May, in and around Slingsby Scarecrow trails available from chapel cafe and sports club. For a chance to win a day pass to Woldies, complete the trail sheet and post in the return box.

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Posted: April 26, 2024, 4:18 pm

Tuesday 16 April 7.30pm, Slingsby Methodist Chapel Professor Dominic Powlesland will give a lecture sharing details of last year’s discoveries during excavations of Hovingham’s Roman villa. Come along to hear this highly-entertaining speaker. The lecture will be in the Methodist Chapel itself (rather than the chapel schoolroom) as we expect this to be a popular…

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Posted: April 14, 2024, 6:01 pm

Monday 6 May, around Slingsby and its iconic Maypole. Here are all the timings for Slingsby’s May Day performers and events. 10.30am Swinton Training Brass Band – part 1 11.00am Slingsby School Choir 11.30am Swinton Training Brass Band – part 2 12.15pm Slingsby School Maypole Dancing 1.30pm The Fine Companions Folk Band 2.45pm Raffle Draw…

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Posted: April 7, 2024, 4:02 pm

East Yorkshire Buses are all set to run the 194 service through Slingsby from Monday 8 April 2024. The company has taken over the contact from Coastliner which had been running it since February 2018. Apart from new look buses and (who knows?) new look bus drivers, any changes will initially be subtle, but they…

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Posted: April 7, 2024, 3:23 pm

The Scarecrow weekend and Slingsby May Day celebrations will be taking place over the weekend of 4th to 6th May. Friends of Slingsby School (FOSS) warmly welcome entries for the scarecrow trail from village residents. There is no set theme, we just ask for a fun, child-friendly entry that families will be able to guess…

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Posted: March 25, 2024, 7:04 pm

Tuesday 26th March 2024, 7pm, The Band Room, Middle Street, Swinton YO17 6SR A talk about the scandalous early life of Lord Cardigan (who later led the disastrous charge of the Light Brigade in Crimea). All proceeds in aid the band room’s new roof fund. Tickets £5. Please contact: [email protected]

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Posted: March 23, 2024, 1:05 pm

31 March to 13 April, All Saints’ Church Slingsby Join the bunny hunt this Easter! It’s legal and there are even prizes.

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Posted: March 17, 2024, 3:28 pm

An early reminder to get those seeds sown ready for the Produce Show, which this year will take place on the 14th September. The deadline for entries will be 2 days prior on the 12th September. More info below:

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Posted: March 12, 2024, 7:56 pm

Hot off the press from the Sports Club, here are all the 2024 dates for car boot sales on Slingsby Sportsfield: Monday 6th MaySunday 19th MayMonday 27th MaySunday 16th JuneSunday 30th JuneSunday 21st JulySunday 11th AugustMonday 26th AugustSunday 15th September. Queries? Email: [email protected]. Follow us on Facebook and X [twitter], search @SlingsbySportsClub. Website: https://www.slingsbyvillage.co.uk/our-village/slingsby-sportsfield/

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Posted: March 8, 2024, 11:09 am

Saturday 9th March 2024, 10.00-12.00 noon at Hovingham Village Hall. Hovingham’s next Repair Café and Community Hub is this Saturday morning. The volunteer fixers will do their best to mend or advise about your repairs, free of charge. The fixers include carpentry, bikes, sewing, computers/technology, electrical, toys etc. Bring along any spare parts, zips etc for the…

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Posted: March 7, 2024, 8:26 pm

We have received the following update from Paul at Slingsby Sports Club about the exciting updates on the Sports for All project. Read below or follow this link to download as a PDF. OverviewAs many of you will know our original project plan was based on receiving a grant for £166,961.09from The Community Infrastructure Levy…

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Posted: March 7, 2024, 8:17 pm

Slingsby Methodist Chapel would like to extend a warm invitation to all wanting to attend a Cafe Church at 10:30am on this Mothering Sunday, 10th March. More details below:

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Posted: March 6, 2024, 7:52 pm

Monday 11 March, 7pm, Slingsby Village Hall A regular meeting of our Parish Council, which all residents are welcome to attend. The full agenda is HERE.

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Posted: March 6, 2024, 2:15 pm

If you’re struggling to pay for food and other essentials, there are local schemes and organisations in North Yorkshire which may be able to help or point you in the right direction. You’ll find information about emergency financial support, managing debt, benefit entitlement, energy bills and staying connected all in one place at www.northyorks.gov.uk/costofliving North Yorkshire…

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 4:58 pm

An Extraordinary Planning Meeting of the Parish Council is due to be held on Tuesday 20th February, 7pm at Slingsby Village Hall.  The meeting is to consider an application for planning permission referred to the Parish Council by North Yorkshire Council, namely APPLICATION NO: 23/00348/MFUL for the erection of 13 houses on the smaller (eastern)…

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Posted: February 14, 2024, 2:42 pm

A new multi use poo/litter bin has been made available by the Parish Council. Requested by a Slingsby resident and installed by Cllr David Bairstow, the bin is situated at Baxton Howe at the entrance to the wood.

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Posted: February 10, 2024, 5:58 pm

As some residents will already know, North Yorkshire Council’s Area Planning Committee met last Thursday (18 Jan 2024) and granted permission to Castle Howard’s application (originally made in Spring 2023) for the erection of 26 houses on the field east of the Balk. The second field further east (under different ownership) was not considered at…

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Posted: January 21, 2024, 5:00 pm

Yorkshire’s Vanishing Coastline, a lecture by Malcolm Brooke will take place on Tuesday 16th July 7.30pm at the Methodist Schoolroom, Slingsby. A meze of coastal erosion stories with some added military history. The East Coast of Yorkshire is a fascinating stretch of coastline to visit. Over the years villages and individual farms have been lost to the…

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Posted: July 5, 2024, 6:05 pm

Saturday 23 June 2024, 10:30am Slingsby Methodist Church Celebration followed by lunch in the methodist schoolroom.

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Posted: June 13, 2024, 7:30 am

A message from Kate Giles regarding updated proposals for a new Rector for Slingsby: As many local residents will be aware, Slingsby church and the Street Benefice (which includes Amotherby & Appleton le Street parish, Barton le Street with Coneysthorpe and Hovingham & Scackleton) have been seeking to appoint a new Rector for some time…

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Posted: May 20, 2024, 9:40 pm

The Local History session this month has moved to the 28th May, at the usual time of 7.30pm and in the Methodist schoolroom. In this session we will share the exciting discovery by Chris Churches of a new map of Slingsby, dated 1720. We’ll look at the map up close and also revisit our other early…

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Posted: May 9, 2024, 10:51 am

4th to 6th May, in and around Slingsby Scarecrow trails available from chapel cafe and sports club. For a chance to win a day pass to Woldies, complete the trail sheet and post in the return box.

The post Slingsby Scarecrow Weekend appeared first on The Slingsby Village Website.

Posted: April 26, 2024, 4:18 pm

Tuesday 16 April 7.30pm, Slingsby Methodist Chapel Professor Dominic Powlesland will give a lecture sharing details of last year’s discoveries during excavations of Hovingham’s Roman villa. Come along to hear this highly-entertaining speaker. The lecture will be in the Methodist Chapel itself (rather than the chapel schoolroom) as we expect this to be a popular…

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Posted: April 14, 2024, 6:01 pm

Slingsby Methodist Chapel would like to extend a warm invitation to all wanting to attend a Cafe Church at 10:30am on this Mothering Sunday, 10th March. More details below:

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Posted: March 6, 2024, 7:52 pm


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