What's on in the United Parish of Upper Nidderdale

Mission Statement

United Parish of Upper Nidderdale PCC Mission Statement

Loving God, Loving People, Partners in Mission.

Six Buildings – One Church – One Mission.

Growing the worshipping community
The vision of the parish is to be a worshipping community that is growing numerically & Spiritually.

Promoting our spiritual and built heritage
The vision is to develop our buildings as places of encounter, engagement and spiritual significance.

Working with the Diocesan Bishop and the Church in the Dale in mission
The vision is to support the Diocesan Bishop and the Church in the Dale in mission by developing outreach, partnerships, fellowship & relationships which are centred on sharing our faith.

Engaging with the issues and needs of the world
The vision is to engage with our local communities, the region and the wider world; in particular to become known as a parish that acts for & speaks with integrity on issues of the rural communities.


St Chad’s Church

Early Mothering Sunday Service

St Chad’s, Middlesmoor invites you to join them for an early Mothering Sunday Service. Mothers are rightly spoiled on Mother’s Day so we thought we would celebrate the day a week earlier. Come along and join us for this addition to our parish worship.

4th March 2018, 2:30pm at St Chad’s, Middlesmoor


Pastoral Visiting

The Vicar and his Pastoral Visiting Team are always happy to visit those who would value a visit for support, prayer and conversation.

On Sunday 8th March 2pm-5pm at St Cuthbert’s Church, Pateley Bridge, we will be training people who would like to join our Pastoral Visiting Team. We make sure that all our visitors have been DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Service) as part of our Safeguarding duty of care. If you think you would like to join our Pastoral Visiting Team and book on to the training event or would maybe like a visit from the team, please telephone Father Darryl (711414).


Charity Coffee Morning

St Cuthbert's Church

St Cuthbert’s Church 1st Saturdays of the month 10am-12pm

St Cuthbert’s Church is very pleased to be able to offer the Church Lounge for Coffee Mornings (free of charge) between 10am and 12pm on the first Saturdays of the month for local charities and initiatives. The emphasis is for the benefit of local rather than national charities. We absolutely value the national charities too and welcome people to hold a Coffee Morning for these on other Saturday mornings by renting the Church Lounge for this purpose. The cost of hire is £25 for a half day and enquirers should book with Mrs Kath Gill 7125


Easter Day Services

At Christmas we traditionally hear the words from St John’s prologue read in which he proclaims that the ‘Light of the World has come amongst us, a light that no darkness can ever put out.’ The events of Holy Week lead up to the point where people tried to extinguish the Light of the World when they crucified Jesus. We invite you to join us as we celebrate and proclaim afresh that Jesus is not dead! He is risen, he is the light that no darkness can ever put out.
Join us for our Easter celebrations.

Sunday 1st April

9.00am Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Ramsgill

9.00am Holy Communion at St Michael and All Angels, Wilsill

9.00am Holy Communion at Bewerley Grange Chapel

10.30 am Family Eucharist at St Cuthbert’s, Pateley Bridge

2.30pm Family Easter Communion at St Chad’s, Middlesmoor

6.30pm Easter Hymns on the Hill with the Dacre and Summerbridge Silver Prize Band at St Mary the Virgin, Greenhow Hill


Parish Quiet Day

Monday 30th April 10am-4pm

Join us for one of a series of Quiet Days planned throughout this year at Parcevall Hall in Skyreholme, not too far from Greenhow. The theme this time focuses on ‘Journey.’ A reflection on journeying with God and deepening prayer life, through the exploration of creation and creativity. The leader of this Quiet Day is the Cathy Davie who aims to provide a peaceful, engaging experience suited to those who have not attended before as well as for regular participants. Cathie is a spiritual director, following roles as a town planner, teacher, mother and clergy spouse. There is no charge for this event but a freewill offering would be appreciated. Please bring your own packed lunch.

Other dates for Parish Quiet days (all at Parcevall Hall) are:

August 20th 10am-4pm ‘Pursuit.’ ‘Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.’ Do we pursue God or does he pursue us? Led by Cathy Davie

October 16th 10am-4pm ‘Discovery.’ Accepting and responding to God’s blessings. Participants will be invited to seek God through natural phenomena, Bible characters and reflective writings. Led by Cathy Davie.


The Drop-In Café

St Cuthbert’s Church Wednesdays 10.30am-12:30pm

Who is the Drop-In Café for? It’s there for anyone who would like to join us.

There will be a place in the church where people can go for some time with God in prayer. Someone will be willing to pray with you or simply chat over a nice cuppa. Why not drop in with one of your hobbies, knitting, sewing, games, reading, colouring etc.

It may be that the Drop-In Café will be a place to meet friends, old and new. Who is it for? Anyone who would like to join us. 



2018 Parish Retreat at Rydal Hall, Cumbria

Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2018

The Parish Retreat has been booked at Rydal Hall, the Carlisle Diocesan Retreat House. It has beautiful grounds to explore. 

Places are limited and the cost is aproximately £100 Full Board. More details nearer the time but if you want to secure your place please book with Margaret Mitchell (01423 711041) with a £35 non-refundable deposit.


St Cuthbert’s Church Hire of Lounge and Kitchen

You are welcome to hire the facilities at St Cuthbert’s Church Coffee Mornings, Meetings, Private Parties Cost is £12.00 per hour or £30.00 per half day The church is available for hire for concerts etc. - rates on request. To book please telephone Mrs Kath Gill on 01423 712521



Easy Fundraiser

Do you do you shop on-line? We, in the Parish of Upper Nidderdale, strongly urge you to make use of our local shops, they have almost everything we could need. However, we are conscious that people do shop on-line too. Did you know you could raise money for our parish at the same time? Simply go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk and support the United Parish of Upper Nidderdale - a percentage of whatever you spend goes back into our Parish at no extra cost to you, but please support our local shops whenever you can. Thank you.


After each Sunday Service at St Cuthbert’s, Pateley Bridge there is an opportunity to buy from the Fair Trade stall. We believe in people receiving a fair price for the work that they do and buying Fair Trade goods is one way of demonstrating this. Our normal range includes various fair trade foods, chocolate and sweets. Come and join us for worship and peruse the stall after the 10:30am Service at St Cuthbert's




The Upper Nidderdale Food Bank and
Harrogate Homeless Project

A heart on fire for God is one which supports and loves those on the fringe, struggling, and in need of grace. It is really important to the Church in the Dale to respond to situations of crisis. We are especially aware of those in our area who struggle to put food on their tables, because of this we regularly collect food either for our local Food Bank or for the Harrogate Homeless Project.

If you would like to  donate food please donate tinned food (vegetables, meat or fish), rice, pasta, juice, biscuits, tea and coffee, cereals, tinned sponge puddings, rice pudding, instant mash potatoes, milk (UHT or powdered), and toiletries.  Please do not include fresh food or baked beans in your donation. Receptacles for donations are in St Cuthbert’s Church, Pateley Bridge (all week during daylight hours) for the Food Bank, Holy Trinity Dacre Banks (all week during daylight hours) and Christ Church Darley (Service times only) for the Harrogate Homeless Project.   

The decision was reached that the Food Bank at Pateley Bridge would cease to function, in its present form, on 16th June. Emergency food boxes will thereafter be available to those who are in need, and have a voucher. These can be obtained by contacting

Reverend Darryl Hall 01423 711414 
The United Reformed Church 01423 712231,
The Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre 01423 771996 
Nidderdale Group Practice 01423 711369 
Nidderdale High School 01423 711246 
Nidderdale Plus 01423 714953.

Parcels can be collected from The Drop-In Café at St Cuthbert’s Church on Wednesdays from 10.30am or we may be able to organize delivery (please speak to Reverend Darryl).