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.



2017 Confirmations

Confirmations were held at St Cuthbert’s Church, Pateley Bridge on Sunday 18th May 2017. It was lovely to welcome Bishop John Pritchard to lead the service at which Sarah and Jack Firth, Toby-Joel Eddy, Chris, Dan & Paddy Morrell were Confirmed. It was a special service to celebrate those wishing to publicly declare their Christian faith by confirming for themselves the promises made on their behalf at baptism and having Bishop John Pritchard (former Bishop of Oxford and author of many excellent theological books) added another wonderful dimension to the occasion.

Reverend Darryl Hall (Vicar of the United Parish of Upper Nidderdale).


Sunday 11th June 2017 was a special day for Eve Greenwood as this was the day that she was confirmed at Ripon Cathedral by Bishop Nick Baines. I went along to support Eve and represent St Cuthbert’s Church, Pateley Bridge and also to present Eve to the Bishop, which was a privilege. All went well.

Eve looking lovely in her new dress and sparkly shoes.  

Kath Gill (Churchwarden at St Cuthbert’s, Pateley Bridge).



Charity Coffee Morning

St Cuthbert's Church

St Cuthbert’s Church Saturday 5th August 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



St Chad’s, Middlesmoor Pet Service
Sunday 16th July 2.30pm

We will thank God for the love and friendship we share with our pets and animals. No pet too big or too small, if your pet is shy then why not bring a photograph of them along. You don’t need a pet to come along, just come and enjoy the fun, faith and fellowship at St Chad’s, Middlesmoor, the Church with the view.



United Service with Holy Communion
at St Chad’s, Middlesmoor
The Church with the View

Sunday 30th July 10.30am

Put this date in your diaries and on your calendars now. The United Parish of Upper Nidderdale unites at a nominated church on the 5th Sundays of a month. There will be no service at any of the other churches that day. It is worth making a note so that you are not disappointed when you discover you are at the wrong end of the dale.



Bewerley Grange Chapel
Flower Festival 2017

August Bank Holiday Weekend
Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th – Monday 28th August
11am-5pm Refreshments in the garden

Festival Evensong Sunday 6.30pm


Quiet Day at Parcevall Hall

August 21st 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:

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.

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.