All Saints stands at a crossroads near the centre of Youlgrave village, and we feel privileged to be regarded as a valued part of the village community, among both church-goers and non-church-goers.
We feel it is important that church is kept open, and we extend a warm welcome to all our visitors, whether they come to join us for worship, or to see All Saints’ history or to simply appreciate a time of stillness or prayer. We appreciate reading comments left in our visitors’ book, and we pray regularly for prayer requests left in the book in our side chapel.
We are delighted to have a good relationship with Youlgrave Primary School, who use church for curriculum activities, and also for Christmas, Easter and Harvest services and events. The school children have also contributed to our Easter displays and our flower festivals.
On the whole, our worship is fairly traditional, but we have a very informal, and growing, family service on the first Sunday of each month, and we aim for ‘family-friendly’ services on special occasions such as Christmas, Easter, Harvest, Mothering Sunday. Our evening services tend to be more reflective. We enjoy good links with the other churches in Youlgrave, with regular united services which rotate around the three churches, and a joint open-air service (weather permitting) each Well Dressing Sunday.
Historical features of particular interest include an East window by Edward Burne-Jones, a salamander carving on the Norman font, a 12th century carving of a pilgrim, a 15th century alabaster effigy of the knight, Thomas Cockayne, and a memorial window made from coloured glass gathered from the destroyed Ypres Cathedral and other churches in Flanders.