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.


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 £30 for a half day and enquirers should book with Mrs Kath Gill 712521


Quiet Day

Monday 20th August 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 ‘Pursuit.’ 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:

ctober 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. 




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 2017. 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).