Welcome to the Website for the Parish of Bardsey

  • Situated 8 miles north east of Leeds, the Parish of Bardsey with East Keswick is the northern most parish in the Archdeaconry of Leeds in the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. The Parish is also part of the Allerton Deanery. Our two churches serve the villages of Bardsey, East Keswick, Scarcroft and Wike.     

    Whether you are a member of our congregation or new to the area and looking for places of worship or just interested in historic churches, we hope you find this site informative and interesting

     Our Churches -

    All Hallows, Bardsey, The Parish Church, dates from the ninth century and contains one of the best surviving Anglo-Saxon buildings in West Yorkshire.  Also to be viewed within this church is the Bardsey Millennium Tapestry: a twenty-first century artwork, displayed in an ancient setting.

    Saint Mary Magdalene, East Keswick, a Chapel of Ease, is a Victorian church noted for its ‘mouseman’ furnishings.

    Our web site provides information about both churches and their services, together with special events, parish news and other church related activities.

    Our Vacancy...

    We are delighted to be able to publish the following statement that was read to our congregations at our Sunday services on Advent Sunday 3rd December 2017.

    The Bishop of Leeds, The Right Revd Nicholas Baines, is pleased to announce that the Reverend Angela Lewis, currently serving as Assistant Curate in the Uxbridge Team in the Diocese of London, has been appointed as Priest in Charge of the Parish of Bardsey with East Keswick (half time) and Lay Training Officer (half time) in the Leeds Episcopal Area in the Diocese of Leeds.

    We look forward to welcoming Angela into our church family and to working with her as we seek to spread the Good News of Christ's love throughout our community. 

    The licensing service for Reverend Angela will be held at All Hallows on Wednesday 2nd May - further details will follow.  
    To find out more about our services during our vacancy go to our Special services and Events page  

    Children's Craft Afternoon
    Our next free craft afternoon for children (and mums and dads can come too!) will be held at All Hallows on Saturday 10 February from 2.00 pm onwards.   Our theme will be 'Pancakes and Valentines' so there will be lots of things to do and make and eat!  Everyone is invited to join us. 

    Lower churchyard at All Hallows
    Regular visitors to our web site will know that we are currently working hard to improve a neglected area of land between the churchyard and the stream at All Hallows to make it into an area of peace and tranquility for our villages and a haven for wild flowers and fauna.  We have recently completed the construction of a new path - do come and visit.  More work will take place during this year.   To see the lastest design for this area click on Plan for the Glade

    Can we help you?
    If you would like someone to visit you or if we can help you, or anyone else, in any way, we would like to know - please leave a message on the contact page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.