St Agaths's Easby
Set in the shadow of Easby Abbey, St. Agatha's is famous for its 13th century wall paintings, probably the finest in North Yorkshire. There is a replica of the Easby Cross, the original now in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London is described by Pevsner as "the finest piece of Anglo Saxon sculpture in the county".
St Agatha was founded on a site that has been a holy place for centuries and there is a real sense of God’s presence in our well-maintained church with beautiful grounds. The marvellous Medieval wall paintings take your breath away!
St Agatha's church, is a place of celebration and a place where we mark the special events of life. We worship in the church four times a year for special services, Our Annual Celebration and thanksgiving for the people of the Church and the parish in February, Palm Sunday, Easter Eve and Easter Morning, Advent, where we bless the tree, and Christmas morning, where we stand in the footsteps of those who have gone before us to celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
The church of St Agatha in Easby is an extremely popular wedding venue; it has a seating capacity of more than 150.
The church has level access and is just a short distance from the nearby small public car park.
St Agaths's Skeeby
The delightful little church of St Agatha is in a village between Scotch Corner and Richmond.
This is a parish church in its own right and part of the parish of Easby, Skeeby, Brompton on Swale and Bolton on Walek, it is not as old as our other parish churches it is a much loved and cared place of worship, whilst being adaptable for other events too. St Agatha's has a kitchen and an accessible toilet, it has level access to everywhere in the building except behind the sanctuary rail.
The church is open daily for reflection and prayer, with tea and coffee making faciilities available for use too.
St Agatha is licensed for Marriage Services (for the more ‘compact’ wedding – guests 50/60) and there is a marvellous old font for Baptisms! It is always well-heated in the colder months!
St Mary's Bolton on Swale
The church is a Grade II Listed Building built on the site of previous Norman and Saxon structures. The present building was erected during the early 14th century and was enlarged and restored by George Fowler Jones in 1859. An unusual stone roof exists in the vestry which seems to be a portion of the original Saxon structure.
In the graveyard is the memorial to Henry Jenkins who is reputed to have lived to be 169 years old.
St Paul's Brompton on Swale
Built in 1838 this Church started its life as a chapel and schoolroom. It was re-ordered over 30 years ago and now provides a light, airy, delightful building for worship, we now have seats in the centre of th church instead of pews, which makes the building accessible for all kinds of worship and activities. As a parish we worship in one church building every week in turn, beginning with a 9am followed by a 10.30am service. As a gatheredy Church community we have a vibrancy and life which relies on the Holy Spirit to equip and to guide us into being Church fit for 2030 and beyond.
The church entrance on the north side is accessible for wheelchair users by portable ramp. We are in the process of making the building better to access for those with disabilities, by opening up a door on the south side of the church building and linking this area to the old school house, which we are hoping to use as our Parish Hub, to administratively equip and enable the whole parish.
The Hub Cafe takes place every Wednesday from 9.30 - 12.00 within the church building, the choir meet most Wednesday evenings, Crafty ladies every other Monday. The church is can be hired for special occasions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
There is a church hall at the back of church, which at this time is undergoing a process of discernment on how to use the space effectively into the future. The hall does have a fully accessible toilet with level access to the building.