St Bartholomew's Church Arkendale


The church stands at the centre of this small attractive village on an important site, being the highest point in the village and the junction of the two village streets. A religious building has stood here since the 14th Century, although the present building dates only from 1836, but interestingly, it was the first church to be consecrated in the then new Diocese of Ripon, in January 1837. 

The Church is open daily 10am-5pm and everyone is welcome to visit - please do sign our visitors book.

A warm welcome will be shown to anyone wanting to visit the Church, or if you would like to attend our Church Services. Providing the community with a variety of Sunday services to attend, dependent on your preferred method of worship; from formal Holy Communions and Benefice Communions and village service.

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Help keep our historic church open for future generations

Get in touch

Sarah & Brian Shipman - Lay Readers

May Cottage
Moor Lane

Sarah & Brian Shipman - Lay Readers
01423 - 340515
Robyn Cox - Churchwarden
01423 340586

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What's on

Holy Communion

Every Third Sunday at for 45 mins
St Bartholomew's Church Arkendale
Moor Lane Arkendale Knaresborough, HG5 0QU, United Kingdom

Our monthly traditional worship with hymns and prayers when bread and wine are consecrated and shared.
All welcome

We're one of 29 Churches in the UK taking part.
This scheme will match fund any digital or online donations made to the church between the 1st February - 16th March 24 meaning we will be able to double our fundraising towards our gutter project.

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Our parish of Arkendale is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Leeds’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO Sarah Shipman 01423 340515 or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Narinda Lyon 0113 353 0256. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services."