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.

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

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 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 for more information.


All Saints’ archived news

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

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



The Home Fellowship Group continues to meet fortnightly on Wednesday evenings and we offer a warm invitation to all to join us.

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:-

It’s that time of year again, probably the busiest weekend of the year. Slingsby Scarecrow weekend takes place over the May Day weekend running ‪from 10am Saturday 5th May through to ‪Monday 7th May.

Scarecrow trails are available from the ‘pop up’ café in the Methodist Chapel, or from Robin Hood Caravan Park or from Tony’s village shop, for a small charge to raise funds for Friends of Slingsby School.

The ‘pop up’ café will run from 12 noon to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, serving refreshments, home-made cake and savouries, and runs alongside a ‘pre-loved’ children’s stall.

Scarecrow entries, modern and traditional, are displayed around the village of Slingsby, so remember to vote for your favourite Scarecrow to be in with a chance of winning a prize.

Because the Scarecrow weekend runs into the May Day Monday, it’s joined by the traditional May Day festivities taking place on the village green, including May Pole dancing and traditional stalls and refreshments.

So come along and support a great cause, and maybe get lucky and win a prize.


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Posted: April 9, 2018, 6:26 pm



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