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.


Annual Parochial Church Meeting & United Service

 Sunday 30th April 2017 10:30am at St Cuthbert’s Church, Pateley Bridge 

Annual Parochial Meeting for the Parish of Upper Nidderdale at which churchwardens for the coming year are elected, reports presented and accounts received. Come and have your say and vote (if you are on the church electoral roll) This will be followed by a bring and share meal. 



2017 Parish Retreat at Parcevall Hall, Skyreholme

Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July 2017

The Parish Retreat has been booked at Parcevall Hall, the Diocesan Retreat House. It’s only about a 20 minute drive from here so not too far but far enough to retreat. It has beautiful grounds to explore and the stunning, dramatic Trollers Gill is only short walk away. Reverend Paul Skirrow will be leading the retreat on the theme of prayer.

Prayer is far from easy and not something which, for most of us, comes naturally. For God, however, it is natural and normal to be alongside us and in prayer we create with God spaces and places where we can be at ease with each other. 

The Retreat will offer series of three sessions interspersed with times of prayer and quiet worship. Each   session will provide thoughts about the nature and practice of prayer. The aim is to make space for
understanding prayer so we can better enter into our prayer lives. Three input sessions:

  1. Why we pray
  1. How we pray
  1. What we pray

The weekend will not be overfilled or intense but will allow us our own time to be or do as we need.

Places are limited and the cost is £135 Full Board. More details nearer the time but if you want to secure your place please book with Reverend Darryl Hall (01423 711414) with a £35 non-refundable deposit.



Charity Coffee Morning

Moor View Animal Rescue, Bewerley

St Cuthbert’s Church Saturday 1st April 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 712521




Parish Trip to a Robotic Milking Parlour

Thursday 6th April

As part of our Parish Vision to engage more effectively with the Rural Community we are going to visit a fascinating robotic milking parlour and hear first-hand some of the joys and the challenges of farming life.

Meet in cars at Showground Car Park at 6.00pm to set off 6.10pm to arrive at Scarrah Bank Farm, near Ripley about 6.30pm Suggested donation £5

Sign-up sheet at the back of St Cuthbert’s Church or telephone Reverend Darryl 711414 to book your place. Includes small finger buffet



The Faith Café Church
at St Michael and All Angels, Wilsill

Saturday 8th April 1-3pm.

Join us for this, the first of our monthly Faith Meal Café Churches. It’s a new idea for a Café Church in this parish so we really are stepping out in faith and hope you will too. The idea of a faith meal is to avoid the same people having to prepare food all the time, so instead the people who attend bring food (sweet and/or savoury) and put it on a table for everyone to share. Each month will have insights into different aspects of the Christian faith. There will be the opportunity to share your own thoughts or just enjoy the food, drink and company of good friends. This is a free event but donations will be welcomed.



Quiet Day at Parcevall Hall

April 24th 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 throughout the year will be ‘Inspirational Bible Characters’ and this time the focus will be ‘Elijah and the ups and downs of our spiritual journey.’ The leader of this Quiet Day is the Archdeacon of Pontefract, the Venerable Peter Townley. 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 21st 10am-4pm Mary, Mother of the Lord and his Church.
Led by Reverend Canon Paul Greenwell of Ripon Cathedral

October 16th 10am-4pm Jeremiah.
Led by the Bishop of Richmond, the Right Reverend Paul Slater



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 £10.00 per hour or £25.00 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).  


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.

Food Bank Parcels can be collected from the café if you have a voucher.

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.