Church and Chapel

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

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

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.

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.

Click Here for All Saints’ archived news


Recent News

This Saturday (25th June), Community First Yorkshire are hosting the ‘Good Life, Ryedale’ event at Hovingham Village Hall. Hovingham’s Project Purple are running the café and there will also be several stalls by local organisations. On the same day there will also be ‘Coffee In The Garden’ running alongside this, and visitors are welcome to…

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Posted: June 22, 2022, 9:32 am

Friends of Slingsby School are looking for Stall Holders for events coming up this year. See the attached flyer for more information, deadlines and contact details:

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Posted: June 21, 2022, 9:26 am

9th July 2022 – 1 pm for Come and Sing and 6.30 pm for the Concert Pieces performed : Brahms Requiem and Schuman’s Kinderszenen Op 15 (see more details on poster) Venue:  York Unitarian Chapel, 31 St Saviourgate, York YO1 8NQ Entry for come and Sing plus Concert £16 Entry for evening concert only £6 (Eventbrite…

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Posted: June 19, 2022, 10:25 am

Those who attended the Parish Assembly on 23 May (to find out about Castle Howard’s outline proposals for development in Slingsby) will have heard our Village Design Statement being mentioned from the floor. Some may have got the impression that Castle Howard planners were unaware of the existence of this detailed document. It is however…

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Posted: June 18, 2022, 11:39 pm

Sunday 19th June, 10:30am. Slingsby Methodist Church do cafe style worship at 10:30am in the schoolroom.

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Posted: June 15, 2022, 4:48 pm

A wry look at our troubles by award-winning journalist Mike Amos MBE. Howard’s Way by Mike Amos (https://mikeamosblog.wordpress.com)

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Posted: June 12, 2022, 2:20 pm

Last weekend large numbers of people from across the parish were out enjoying the Jubilee celebrations on the sportsfield. So much so perhaps, that some may have temporarily forgotten that the sportsfield as we know it may be changed forever by housing in the next five years or so. Castle Howard told us at the…

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Posted: June 12, 2022, 1:42 pm

Sunday 12 June 2022, from 7 am to 2pm – Car boot sale on Slingsby Sports Field. £5 for a car, £7 for a van and £2 for a trailer. A BBQ will be available for those who want to tuck into a bacon or sausage sandwich. The licensed bar will be open later in…

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Posted: June 10, 2022, 10:47 pm

Saturday 11 June, 10am to noon, Hovingham Village Hall The doors open for the next Hovingham Repair Café and Community Hub on Saturday 11th June, 10.00-12.00 noon at Hovingham Village Hall. Our local volunteer fixers from Slingsby, Hovingham, Barton and Thirsk will do their best to mend or advise, free of charge, your repairs. Our June fixers…

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Posted: June 7, 2022, 10:17 pm

Refuse bin collection in Slingsby has been rescheduled this week only to Tuesday 7 June, owing to the Bank Holidays. We understand that the collection in South Holme will be on Monday 6 June and in Fryton Wednesday 8 June. More here on our website, including a link to Ryedale DC’s bin collection lookup feature,…

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Posted: June 5, 2022, 5:29 pm

After yesterday’s tugs-of-war, welly wanging and all the rest, we need a more relaxing day. What better way to round off Slingsby’s celebrations, and brighten up a slightly overcast Sunday than joining folk from across the Parish for the Big Jubilee Party. It kicks off at 12.30 pm on the Sportsfield. Bring a picnic, rugs,…

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Posted: June 5, 2022, 10:54 am

Friday 3 June 2022 ONLY, 1pm to 4.30pm, Slingsby Village Hall A reminder that this exhibition runs today only, from 1pm to 4.30pm latest. Afternoon tea for visitors. We suggest you get to the VIllage Hall before 4pm for a good experience.

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Posted: June 3, 2022, 12:03 pm

The weekend kicks off with a rather special village-themed flower display in All Saints’ church, opening at 10am on Friday and continuing through the weekend. The Village website would like to thank all organisers, sponsors and helpers for getting us to this point.

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Posted: June 2, 2022, 5:59 pm

Thursday of the Jubilee weekend got off on a sour note, as vehicle thefts were reported in Amotherby in the early hours and later suspects were arrested In Slingsby after a police search. The Gazette and Herald has the story: Ryedale News, Sport, What’s On – The Gazette & Herald, Ryedale (gazetteherald.co.uk)

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Posted: June 2, 2022, 1:18 pm

Other things to think about: Do you have any royal memorabilia (for Friday afternoon’s exhibition)? Will you be entering any sports events on Saturday? What about the competitions? Best Dressed House in the Parish / Jubilee Cake / Jubilee Art / Fancy Dress? All timings, including closing times for registration in events, are in the…

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Posted: June 2, 2022, 11:14 am

A flyer with everything you need to know will drop through letterboxes mid-week. There promises to be something for everyone, whatever your age. The website will bring you full details of all activities as well. But here’s the programme in short Friday 3rd June: 11am Flower display in All Saints’ church; [continues to noon on…

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Posted: May 30, 2022, 9:06 pm

Lots of Fryton residents got together on Saturday 28 May to put up the 400 metres of bunting kindly provided by the Parish Council.  The work was accompanied by cups of tea and bacon and sausage butties cooked on a BBQ!  It was a great get together with passers by admiring the bunting and being…

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Posted: May 29, 2022, 12:17 pm

We have received from the Parish Clerk the minutes of the Annual Parish Council (which will be of particular interest to Fryton residents) and the minutes of the lively Parish Assembly, which of course will be of interest to everyone! Please note these are DRAFTS which we are publishing without delay, mainly because of the…

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Posted: May 26, 2022, 10:57 pm

As Slingsby and the nation prepare to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next weekend, from tomorrow Friday 27th May visitors to the Big House are offered a rare glimpse at some unique pieces from Castle Howard’s collection [in exchange for the House entry fee, if you are not a member]. Situated in the grandeur of…

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Posted: May 26, 2022, 4:34 pm

This post tries to clarify the consultation process and, further below, suggests how you can submit comments. This whole issue has kicked off this month because Ryedale District Council has to review its Local Plan, a major part of which is to see if new sites for housing need to be identified, to supplement those…

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Posted: May 25, 2022, 6:27 pm

Slingsby Parish Council invites Applications from residents of Slingsby interested in being co-opted to the Parish Council. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the area in which you live. Applications in writing to the Parish Clerk by 5pm on 23rd June 2022.  Candidates will be invited to give a presentation on their reasons for…

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Posted: May 25, 2022, 12:19 pm

No one had seen the Village Hall as packed as it was for the Parish Assembly on Monday 23 May 2022.  It was standing room only for late-comers. You had to feel sorry for Parish Council Chair Fiona Farnell, for scarcely anyone was there to hear her annual report or about the four Parish Council…

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Posted: May 24, 2022, 10:50 pm

You will find below the Castle Howard Vision document we promised in yesterday’s post, (which carried Castle Howard’s message regarding their development proposal affecting Slingsby’s sportsfield and castle). As stated in that message: “Estate Chief Executive, Jasper Hasell, will be presenting further information on the estate’s vision and the sites under consideration on Monday at…

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Posted: May 22, 2022, 9:52 pm

The recently published development sites which Castle Howard Estate have put forward for the review of the Ryedale Plan included (among four sites) the Slingsby Sportsfield. This has understandably caused a lot of concern in the community, since an essential village amenity and a heritage site are affected. We have received the following message from…

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Posted: May 21, 2022, 10:46 pm

Ryedale District Council are starting the process of reviewing the ‘Ryedale Plan’. Part of this process is requesting that development sites be put forward for residential, employment, mix use, leisure and tourism. From this request four sites have been put forward for residential development in Slingsby by Castle Howard Estate. Maps showing the areas are…

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Posted: May 18, 2022, 12:30 pm

Saturday 21 May 2022, 4pm, Pickering Parish Church. Seven Mercies is a Community Song Cycle by composer Joseph Howard and writer Emma Harding, inspired by the famous murals of Pickering Church. An introductory talk on the murals will be given by Slingsby’s very own Dr Kate Giles (University of York). A celebration of local heritage…

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Posted: May 13, 2022, 7:09 pm

In this unique display of Castle Howard on camera, get up close to original props and inspired costumes from period features. Castle Howard has been the backdrop for much of the romance, drama and classics that have graced our screens over the years. Period pieces like Brideshead Revisited have become synonymous with the Castle Howard…

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Posted: May 12, 2022, 9:56 pm

Monday 23 May 2022, 7.30 pm, Slingsby Village Hall The Annual Parish Assembly is an important event. All residents are urged to attend. The Parish Council says: “Residents views are important to the Parish Council as we strive to represent our interests and to make this area a better place to live and work. Please come…

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Posted: May 12, 2022, 8:59 pm

Our Mayday celebrations start on The Green from 12 noon on Monday 2 May.. There will be free Mayday Visitor Car Parking available on the Sports Field, where there will also be a car boot sale taking place in the morning (till about 11am).  The weekend kicks off with scarecrows.

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Posted: April 26, 2022, 8:30 pm

We hear from Paul and Caroline, who manage the Caravan and Camping Club site at the north end of Railway Street, that they have a defibrillator for general public use outside the office. Note that it will only be available when the site is open – from April to November. (Slingsby’s main defibrillator is in…

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Posted: April 25, 2022, 10:23 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: [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 in Slingsby | Photo by Richard Flint

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
For details of services and events, search the news and events page HERE.


Recent News

9th July 2022 – 1 pm for Come and Sing and 6.30 pm for the Concert Pieces performed : Brahms Requiem and Schuman’s Kinderszenen Op 15 (see more details on poster) Venue:  York Unitarian Chapel, 31 St Saviourgate, York YO1 8NQ Entry for come and Sing plus Concert £16 Entry for evening concert only £6 (Eventbrite…

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Posted: June 19, 2022, 10:25 am

Sunday 19th June, 10:30am. Slingsby Methodist Church do cafe style worship at 10:30am in the schoolroom.

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Posted: June 15, 2022, 4:48 pm

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