Post Code - HG3 5HX
Welcome to Bewerley Grange Chapel.
Videography courtesy of Martyn Sheard hdv.co.uk
Bewerley Grange Chapel is nestled in the heart of the idyllic Yorkshire village of Bewerley just outside of Pateley Bridge. It is the oldest of our six churches dating back to around 1495. It is the only remaining Grange of Fountains Abbey and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Over the years Bewerley Grange has had a variety of uses, a court leat, a carpenters workshop and it was a school for 140 years teaching English, Greek and Latin. In July 1965 after restoration, the chapel was rededicated by the Bishop of Ripon. This unique chapel has an atmosphere of great tranquillity and is held in great affection by locals and visitors alike.
Bewerley Grange is a late fifteenth century, rural chapel and celebrates a 9am Holy Communion according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer service. There is a very popular Flower Festival every August, a service of Remembrance for the Departed in November and the truly atmospheric Carols by Candlelight in December.
This ancient chapel steeped in prayer and spirituality is a wonderful place to worship God with a warm, friendly congregation.
Services: 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 9am
Vicar: Reverend Darryl Hall,
New Church Street,
Pateley Bridge. HG3 5LQ
Telephone: 01423 711414
Churchwarden: Julia Thompson 01423 711490
Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 9am - Holy Communion is celebrated in the style of the Book of Common Prayer (1928)
Mondays and Friday at 4:00pm - The Daily Offices of Evening Prayer is said
The Saturday before the 1st Sunday of the month at 7:00pm - There is a 'Silent Hour' from 7pm on followed by:
The Saturday before the 1st Sunday of the month at 8:00pm - The ancient Office of Compline
Bewerley Grange Chapel is not licensed to conduct weddings but a Special License can be applied for. More information about arranging a wedding can be found by clicking on this link:
More information about arranging baptisms / Christenings can be found by clicking on this link:
Silent Hour & Compline
What is this ‘Silent Hour’ and ‘Compline’ that is held at Bewerley on the Saturday before the 1st Sunday of the month?
The Silent hour is just that, anyone can come, they don’t have to stay the whole hour or arrive exactly at 7pm, but it is an hour set aside for silent meditation in the gorgeous setting of our 15th century chapel in Bewerley. Silence gives us chance to reflect on the things that are close and relevant to us, but more than that, it allows God to speak to us and gives us space from all the usual clamour to hear him.
The silence is followed by the ancient office of Compline or sometimes known as ‘Night Prayer.’ You could just come for this service rather than attending both. Compline or Night Prayer is above all a short service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day. It is a service that people in religious communities (convents, monasteries, cathedrals etc.) would normally say, steeped in Scripture and prayer. We consider ourselves blessed to have Sister Mary Cuthbert to lead us with this beautiful service on the Saturday before the 1st Sunday of the month starting after the silent hour, so that would normally begin at 8pm. If that confuses you, just check the Source magazine in the services section or telephone Reverend Darryl on 01423 711414
Reverend Darryl Hall,
New Church Street,