About Us

We are located in the centre of lower Wensleydale in the market town of Leyburn, which is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

Built in 1868, Leyburn Parish Church remained as a daughter church to the parish of Wensley until 1956. It is the only church built by the architect Christopher George Wray who also designed the Docks Offices, now the Maritime Museum, in Hull and the Cairo Hotel in Cairo.

The church is light with a peaceful and prayerful atmosphere which is reflected in the simplicity of the building.

We have a small and elderly congregation but the church seeks to be active in the town as well as supporting the local schools, police, medical centre and farmers as well as residents, businesses and visitors

There is an area for quiet contemplation and prayer in the small Lady Chapel. If you would like to leave a prayer request in the Prayer Box then please feel free to do so. Prayer requests will be used as part of our Morning and Evening Prayer time.

You are assured of a warm welcome at our services whether you are joining us in person for Sunday Worship or our mid-week Communion or joining us online for Morning or Evening Prayer. Our Sunday services are live-streamed on YouTube so they can be watched at a time to suit you.

We aim to enable as many people as possible to worship in our church and to become part of our church family whether in-person or online.

Everyone connected with the church takes safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. Further information about this and how to contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer can be found on our website www.leyburn.church.