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.
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.
Holy Communion Services
We cannot currently run our Sunday and Wednesday Communions, or take home Communion to people’s homes. We are aiming to resume these things from the 6th December.
For the moment the Zoom service will continue to be the main focus of our worship.
Sunday 29th November - Revd Ian Kitchen will be offering a live Service using Zoom at 10am. Please contact Ian (preferably before Saturday) if you would like to be included in this Service - 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:
All editions of The Fountain magazine, since April 2020, are now available using the menu at the top of this page.
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
Our Priest in Charge is 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.
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 Munyard, our parish administrator, email email@example.com.
Material for the churches' magazine, The Fountain, should be sent to the editor, Mrs Sharon Wood by 12th of the month preceding publication. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, post to West Farm, Galphay, Ripon HG4 3NJ, or telephone 01765 658220.
Fountains Group of Churches Safeguarding Notice