Welcome to Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church
In the heart of the Yorkshire dales
The church has now reopened for public worship with
a weekly service at 11am on Sundays.
A number of Covid-19 prevention measures have been put in place including limiting the length of the service, wearing face coverings, use of hand sanitiser when entering and leaving the building, and maintaining a 2 metre distance between households.
Visitors are requested to let the church know in advance if they wish to attend (phone 01748-884759) as seating is limited and will be pre-allocated to comply with social distancing. They will also be required to fill in a contact form for the NHS Test and Trace service.
Click here for full details.
Arrangements are under continuous review and may have to change at short notice to comply with current legislation.
During the emergency, a short Bible message with readings was circulated to members each week. Click here to read some of these or to hear our more recent messages.
Who we are & how to find us
Members of the congregation come from a wide range of backgrounds but are united by a belief in Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and Lord, a willingness to learn from his word, the Bible, and a desire to put his teaching into practice in their everyday lives.
Swaledale is a popular holiday area and throughout the year we are joined by many visitors from a variety of different churches along with those of no particular faith who come in out of curiosity - all are equally welcome and no-one will be shocked by shorts and walking boots.
For anyone interested in learning more we can arrange informal sessions looking at the basics of the Christian faith and life. Details of how to find us or get in touch are here.
You can listen to some of our recent sermons here.
The church has close links with the Old Temperance Christian Bookshop a few minutes walk away.
We own a small cottage in the village which is usually available to rent for holidays and occasional short term lets. We regret that under the present circumstances the cottage is not available.
There has been an independent congregation on this site since the late 18th century. Details of the church's history are on a site which is currently under construction. If you have a query relating to family history please contact Tracy Little.
Diary & special events
Details of planned meetings for the next two months are on our diary page.
Sunday services are usually at 11am and 6.30pm and the Bible Study and Prayer Meeting is at 7.30pm on Tuesdays. Occasionally there may be a change to this pattern - please check the diary page for up to date information. In addition, at some point this year we hope to carry out extensive renovation work to the main part of the building which may have an effect on some meetings.
Once a month, usually on the third Saturday of the month, we host an informal drop-in for coffee and cakes from 10am to noon.
There is no charge and everyone is welcome.
NB These have been suspended for the time being due to the Coronavirus situation.
Please contact us for details of informal sessions looking at some basic Christian beliefs. Everyone is welcome.