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Who we are

Welcome to the website for St Andrew’s, Gargrave.

My name is Reverend Andrew Steer and it's my great privilege to be the Vicar of Gargrave.

St Andrew's, Gargrave is a growing, diverse, Christian family where everyone is valued and welcome. We are the village church for Gargrave and the local area, and seek to care for our communities by being there at all the important times in life and in death. As well as weddings, baptisms and funerals we want to show God's transforming love to everyone around us.

We believe that living with Jesus can make our lives full of purpose, meaning, joy and peace.

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The Upper Aire Benefice

Gargrave, Kirkby Malham, and Coniston Cold churches form the Upper Aire Benefice. Andrew is supported by Reverend Sue McWhinney in looking after the Benefice.

Hello from Reverend Sue McWhinney

Hello, I’m Reverend Sue McWhinney, and I am based at St Michael's Kirkby Malham, but I also work with Andrew across the Benefice so you will sometimes find me taking services at St Andrew’s Gargrave, and St Peter’s Coniston Cold.

St Michael the Archangel is the parish church for Malhamdale, and is open for visitors every day of the year from 9am to dusk, so do come and visit if you can. Our main service is at 10am every Sunday. You can find out more about the life of our church by visiting our website https://www.kirkbymalhamchurch.org/ and our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/KirkbyMalhamChurch.

May God bless you and keep you safe.

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Parish magazine

If you would like to contribute to the magazine, please email the editors at [email protected]. The deadline date for submissions is the 10th of each month; e.g. 10th March for the April issue.