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 available to rent for holidays and occasional short term lets.
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.
Beginning with the evening service on Sunday 22nd October, services will be held in the Schoolroom at the rear of the church until work has been carried out on the heating system.
NB On Sunday 5th November the evening service will begin at 4.30pm
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. Dates in the near future are:
18th November, 16th December 'Coffee & Carols', 20th January.
There is no charge and everyone is welcome.