Fountains Group of Churches Safeguarding Notice
For details of the Church Services in the Benefice please use the Calendar, or click on the link below:
Sunday 31st October 10.30 am Benefice Holy Communion, Sawley 4.00 pm Remembrance and Thanksgiving for those who have died, Kirkby Malzeard
A Service to use at home, will be available to download here: Sunday 31st October
For the Zoom services please contact Revd. Ian Kitchen on 01765 650369 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Benefice Music Group We are hoping to start up a MUSIC GROUP for the benefice, initially to be involved in the monthly benefice service. We need musicians and singers alike. Ability to read music is not essential. It will be an informal group, not a polished choir, with the aims of learning and teaching to our churches some more hymns and songs, praising God and having some fun and joy in making music. Please let me know if you are interested - it won't commit you at this stage. Obviously the group will need to travel to the different church buildings each month. You can contact me by phoning on 01765 650369, or emailing me on email@example.com. Thanks! Helen Kitchen
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The Fountains Benefice lies between Nidderdale and Lower Wensleydale in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the west of the North Yorkshire cathedral city of Ripon. Its name is taken from Fountains Abbey – a former Cistercian monastery dating back to the 12th century. Today, it is one of the largest monastic ruins in the country.
The benefice consists of four parishes and eight churches serving their rural communities:
Kirkby Malzeard – St Andrew's Church Dallowgill – Chapel of the Resurrection Mickley – St John the Evangelist Church Grewelthorpe – St James and the Methodist Church Fountains: Aldfield – St Lawrence the Martyr Sawley – St Michael & All Angels; Winksley – St Cuthbert & St Oswald; St Mary's Church, within Studley Royal park, holds occasional services
The Fountains Benefice Ministry Team
Priest in Charge: Revd Ian Kitchen, who joined us at the end of October 2019. He is based at The Rectory, Ringbeck Road, Kirkby Malzeard HG4 3SL. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Tel: 01765 650369.(Day off usually Friday)
House-for-Duty Associate Priest: Revd Kathy Couchman 07435 882112 email@example.com
Readers: Mrs Liz Jarvis 01765 620508 Mr Adrian Roberts 01765 650275
Administrator: Isabelle Munyard Please note new hours: Thurs 9.30 am - 3.30 pm e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need information about any of the churches, services and events or would like to enquire about a baptism, confirmation, wedding or funeral, please get in touch with Isabelle.