UNFORTUNATELY, IN LINE WITH CHURCH OF ENGLAND ADVICE RE CORONAVIRUS, OUR SERVICES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (18.3.2020) OUR CHURCH IS NOW ALSO CLOSED BUT THE GARDEN IS OPEN FOR DAILY EXERCISE AT SAFE DISTANCES FROM EACH OTHER.
Reverend John and Reverend Abbie are working hard with new technology to bring daily worship opportunities into our homes via Facebook and Dropbox. If you would like to see the live-streamed/recorded services so far please click this link.
In line with advice from our Bishop we can no longer stream services from within the churches so future Sunday Worship will be from the homes of either Rev. John or Rev. Abbie. There is a Youtube channel set up on which you can watch and hear our vicars. Videos of 8.00 a.m. daily Morning Worship are available here on Facebook.
A LINK TO CURRENT CORONAVIRUS MEASURES IN PLACE FOR BOTH CHURCHES CAN BE FOUND HERE (St Roberts website).
We may be a small community church in Beckwithshaw, near Harrogate in North Yorkshire but we have a big, welcoming heart.Our church is very much here to serve the community, in family worship and in weddings, funerals and baptisms. We have close links with the school and a thriving Junior Church and hope that we may see you in the near future. We hope the information on these pages helps you find what you are looking for. We would love to personally welcome you to one of our weekly services. If you need to talk to our Vicar in person don’t be afraid to give him a call, or see him or a Churchwarden on Sundays if you have any questions - when we get back to normal.
St Michael and All Angels’ is a Parish Church serving the village of Beckwithshaw and the surrounding area. An excellent example of a Victorian Church in the Gothic Revival style with examples of fixtures and fittings in the style of the Arts and Crafts movement. Having recently become a Grade II listed building, the church has examples of fine stained glass windows portraying scenes from the Book of Revelation and carvings by William Pashley.
For information regarding our church Safeguarding Policy and contacts please click here.
We are making some changes .........
As custodians of an important piece of our heritage we are looking to future proof the building for the next 100 years. The current heating lighting and facilities in the church building are not conducive to this. We are anxious to preserve the current features of the building but to bring it up to date with toilet and kitchen facilities.
The latest updates to our plans can be found by clicking here for more information
REFURBISHMENT AND ANNEXE UPDATE OCTOBER 2019
The latest plans to develop the south side of the church to add a Junior Church space, small kitchen and toilets rather than knocking through the rear wall have been submittted and we are awaiting a faculty to proceed with this much more achievable project. If given the 'go ahead' and planning permission it will mean infilling the area between the vestry and the entrance porch along the south side of the building and enclosing the tower entrance. An internal doorway from the church and one from inside the vestry will provide flexible access, toilets, a meeting space and a refreshment area.
We now have a new logo, thanks to PCC member Jo Olner's graphic design skills. It has been used on the smart new noticeboard which is much more visible from the roadside and lists contact details and services. There is also a new, blue, single piece carpet at the front of church which has replaced three smaller pieces which were a bit of a trip hazard. The new boiler has received it's first annual service and in our efforts to become 'carbon neutral' we are using a new commercial energy supplier which guarantees that all our electricity and gas are either 'green' or have been carbon offset.
09:15 - 09:45 Morning Prayer
10:00 - 11:30 Coffee, Cake and Conversation, Beckwithshaw Village Hall