Our Churches

United Parish of Upper Nidderdale PCC Mission Statement

Loving God, Loving People, Partners in Mission.

Six Buildings – One Church – One Mission.

Growing the worshipping community
The vision of the parish is to be a worshipping community that is growing numerically & Spiritually.

Promoting our spiritual and built heritage
The vision is to develop our buildings as places of encounter, engagement and spiritual significance.

Working with the Diocesan Bishop and the Church in the Dale in mission
The vision is to support the Diocesan Bishop and the Church in the Dale in mission by developing outreach, partnerships, fellowship & relationships which are centred on sharing our faith.

Engaging with the issues and needs of the world
The vision is to engage with our local communities, the region and the wider world; in particular to become known as a parish that acts for & speaks with integrity on issues of the rural communities.



We are very fortunate to have six lovely churches and with them six warm and welcoming congregations. Each church is distinctive, no two could be said to be alike, from the top of the Dale at Middlesmoor with its amazing view, the finest from any church door and Greenhow with its rugged landscape, reputedly the highest church in England to the ancient Bewerley Grange Chapel (the last remaining Grange of Fountains Abbey still in use with adjoining Chapel) to the atmospheric Ramsgill situated at the foot of Gouthwaite Resevoir, Pateley Bridge, the Town Church and Wilsill with beautiful architectire modelled on St John's Church in Adel, Leeds. This too has an amazing view of the countryside when you step out of the door. Click on the video link below to have a better look at all six of the churches together.

Videography courtesy of Martyn Sheard hdv.co.uk

Nidderdale is classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), we believe that it is also an Area of Outstanding Spiritual Beauty too. 

The styles of worship are wide and varied too from the traditional Book of Common Prayer, to the more contemporary Common Worship or perhaps you would like to experience Celtic Worship or a joint Anglican and Methodist service.

It's all here in Upper Nidderdale and we would love to see you.


Reverend Darryl Hall,
The Vicarage,
New Church Street,
Pateley Bridge.

01423 711414

Bewerley Grange Chapel

Information about Bewerley Grange Chapel

St Chad's, Middlesmoor

Information about St Chad's, Middlesmoor

St Cuthbert's, Pateley Bridge

Information about St Cuthbert's, Pateley Bridge

St Mary the Virgin, Ramsgill

Information about St Mary the Virgin, Ramsgill

St Mary's, Greenhow Hill

Information about St Mary's, Greenhow Hill

St Michael and All Angels, Wilsill

Information about St Michael and All Angels, Wilsill

United Parish of Upper Nidderdale

Worship times and places

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