Church of England Diocese of Leeds Dacre with Hartwith and Darley with Thornthwaite

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

There is a lay-by next to the churchyard +off street parking.

Members are aware of the afore mentioned. Some aids to help understand what is occurring are in church for those who wish to use them.

A short ramped access through the main entrance.

Hearing (induction) Loop

Large print service books are available.

Well behaved Dogs have always attended services. (we are a rural church, with many walkers passing by).

Dementia Aware / Accessible

Our Building

Grade 2 listed.


Music and Worship

The bell is rung prior to each service, and after special services such as Baptisms and Weddings.

Rev Alastair plays the guitar to accompany some singing sessions.
Fund-raising concerts are held occasionally.

Regular organist is Diane Critchley for morning services. Mary Bradley plays at the evening services.
Guest organists play when they are not available.

Book of Common Prayer Services

A small choir usually sing at the Sunday morning services.


Groups, Courses and Activities

Currently following the 'Start' course.

Held at Hookstone Hall-within our Church parish, usually every six weeks.
Various craft activities followed by Rev Alastair leading role-play, singing and story telling.
A hot supper for children and adults completes the session.

A lunch-club held fortnightly in the village hall. Pre booking to assist with catering and transport.


Help for Visitors

Church is open daily from 8.30a.m to dusk.


Other Features

A collection box in Church. Goods are delivered to the Homeless project in Harrogate, on a regular basis.

The paddock, behind the vicarage is utilised as a training area for Junior church members. They have erected a '5*Bug Hotel' and planted wild flower seeds around it to attract the wildlife. Other small areas to be planted with wild flower seeds.

We use 'Fairtrade' coffee and tea.
During 'Fairtrade' weeks we have a stall with goods for sale.