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:
We will be holding short services of Holy Communion (sharing the bread only). We hope you can join us. Face coverings are currently obligatory at services
Please note that the there will be no Wednesday morning services for the time being.
Sunday 20th June - Revd Ian Kitchen will be holding a Zoom Service at 10am. Please contact Ian if you would like to join us - email email@example.com.
The Service we will be following on Zoom will be available to download here:
A Service to use at home, if not following the Zoom service, will be available to download here:
Private prayer in church
We now have the go-ahead for people to go into our church buildings for private prayer if they wish to do so.
The churches in Aldfield, Kirkby Malzeard, Mickley and Sawley are now open for private prayer every day. Grewelthorpe will be open Monday-Friday. Access to Dallowgill and Winksley for prayer can be arranged with the priest in charge.
All editions of The Fountain magazine, since April 2020, are now available using the menu at the top of this page.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance from The Church of England - This link contain prayers, readings and links to useful resources at this difficult time. It also contains the updated guidance we are following as we move forward.
Please take time to follow the latest updates from the Diocese of Leeds
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.