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
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 email@example.com for more information.
The latest news and events from All Saints Church can be found below:-
Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin)
Huw Watkins (piano)
Beethoven – Violin Sonata no. 8 in G major
Prokofiev – Violin Sonata no. 1 in F minor
Having played the ever popular Bruch G minor violin concerto with the Royal Northern Sinfonia in the Ryedale Festival’s Opening Gala in Hovingham Hall, Tamsin Waley-Cohen now brings something special to Slingsby this Wednesday morning.‘Nothing can equal this piece in beauty and depth’, said the great violinist David Oistrakh of the sonata that Prokofiev is thought to have composed as a memorial to his friends who were ‘disappeared’ in Soviet Russia. A dark-hued work, it contains passages intended to sound like wind in a graveyard and ‘make people jump out of their seats’, but also moments of profound beauty. Festival artist in residence Tamsin Waley-Cohen joins her longstanding duo partner Huw Watkins to perform it alongside a playful and good-humoured sonata by Beethoven which could hardly be more different.
Coffee, tea, soft drinks and biscuits served from 10am – 10.45am in Slingsby Village Hall.
Prices: Full £15.00, Gold £12.00, Silver £13.50, Under 25 £7.50.For full details of all Ryedale Festival events, and how to book, go to the Festival website: http://www.ryedalefestival.com/
Tickets may be bought from the Box Office on 01751 475777. Tickets should still be available at the door for the Slingsby concert.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org ]]]
Churchwarden: Ann Wilson 01653 628853
PCC Chair: Kate Giles: email email@example.com
Street Parishes Website: http://www.thestreetparishes.org.uk/slingsby.html
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.
METHODIST SERVICES AND EVENTS
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:-
Researching your family history? View the local burial records guide.