Welcome to the Byland Churches website – July 2021

Our website was set up in March 2020, in response to the closure of our church buildings due to the Coronavirus pandemic, as a place for us to hear the Word of God and worship in our own homes.

Worship online, both clergy and lay-led, has been produced regularly up to June 2021 and is still available to revisit or watch for the first time by scrolling through or via the calendar. We warmly invite you to share in that with us.

We are currently having a pause in producing these services and we would love to welcome you in person to our worship across the Benefice churches and details of what is happening and where can be found under the “Services in Church” tab.

As we move into a new phase of reduced legal restrictions with regard to COVID, we are of course looking forward to being able to worship more “normally” again – but being safe in our churches will continue to be our priority.

As we feel our way forward together over the next few weeks, we ask that you continue to sanitise hands and to bring a mask to services. There may be slight differences in each church, not least as we must of course respect the wishes of the clergy who are kindly leading services for us in the vacancy. If you have any questions please contact the relevant churchwarden prior to the service (details under the “Contact” tab).

If you would like to receive our weekly notice sheet by email to keep you updated, please see details of how to request that under the “Contact” tab.

Most of our buildings are now starting to open again every day and we welcome you to visit – please contact the churchwarden if you would like to check before you go.

Wishing you all a very peaceful and refreshing summer!