• 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:

                               June 2022 Services

    Sunday 26th June

    10.30 am   Benefice Holy Communion, Aldfield

    Download a Service to use at home here: Sunday 26th June

    For the Zoom services please contact Revd. Ian Kitchen on 01765 650369 or email ian.kitchen@leeds.anglican.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 nellykitch@gmail.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: ian.kitchen@leeds.anglican.org . Tel: 01765 650369.(Day off usually Friday)

    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 parishfountains@gmail.com. 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.



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