Penhill Benefice

Sadly, following the announcement from the Prime Minister on March 23, all the benefice churches are closed. For more information (about funerals, emergency christenings etc) see the Events page of Penhill Benefice. 

The benefice covers a large part of picturesque Wensleydale,  and consists of  Aysgarth church (St Andrew’s), Castle Bolton church (St Oswald’s), Preston under Scar church (St Margaret’s), Redmire church (St Mary’s), Wensley church (Holy Trinity) and West Witton church (St Bartholomew’s) and  Thornton Rust Mission Room.

The new vicar, the Rev Tom Ringland, was licensed in November 2019.

For more about Aysgarth church see: Pentecost at Aysgarth church; a personal view;  the Heroine of Cawnpore;  Aysgarth church and a Gurkha officer; 2014 Flower Festival ; and In Appreciation of Easter.  See also Wensley Church

About other places of worship in Wensleydale: St Simon and St Judes, Ulshaw Bridge;   and the introduction to The Quaker Inheritance – which is part of my series on Pioneering Girls’ Education.

FLOWER FESTIVAL at Aysgarth Church

Photographs of the flower festival during the Festival of Remembrance November 9-12 2018 can be seen by going to Aysgarth Festival of Remembrance.

And click here to see photographs of the flower festival during the Harvest Festival at St Andrew’s in September 2019.