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.

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Recent News

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:

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]    


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, search the news and events page HERE.

Recent News

The cairn on the Green is due to be taken down on 6th May. If anyone wishes to remove their stones, please do so after May Day. Any remaining stones will be placed at the Methodist chapel and the Parish church.

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Posted: April 28, 2021, 10:00 am

ONLINE, Saturday 24 April. Local Anglicans, Catholics, Methodists and Quakers are active in their contribution to the planning of Ryedale Christian Council’s zoomed day Conference – ‘The Climate Crisis – What on Earth Can we Do?’ on Saturday April 24th. The Conference, aiming both to inform and to inspire to action, has attracted an impressive array…

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Posted: April 19, 2021, 9:44 am

The defibrillator is kept in the old red telephone box outside the Methodist Chapel next to the village notice board. If you ever need to use it, please dial 999 for an ambulance. The ambulance service has the code for the defibrillator box, which they will give you. There is also a group of volunteers (within the…

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Posted: April 18, 2021, 4:34 pm

Easter Sunday 4 April 2021, 10.30am. Slingsby Methodist Church invite you to join them to celebrate the Risen Christ. Government restrictions will be followed.

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Posted: April 1, 2021, 3:42 pm

Burial records

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