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  

    The bells are ringing again at Saint Mary Magdalene

    After many months of planning and work we are pleased to announce that the three bells at Saint Mary Magdalene have been refurbished are now back in their bell tower.  A united parish service was held last Sunday 18th February during which they were rededicated to God’s service by the Right Reverend Paul Slater, Bishop of Richmond.

    Thanks to all who helped on the day.  Pictured left to right are David Moseley, bell ringer, Reverend Lynne Grey, Bishop Paul and Fiona Siekierkowski, churchwarden.

    Everyone is invited to visit the church and to view the display boards giving details of the history of the bells.

    Childrens craft Afternoon
    Our next children's craft afternoon will take place on Easter Saturday 31st March, starting at 14.00 but join us any time during the afternoon
    .  Everyone is welcome.  We shall be doing and eating lots of things about Easter and there will be an Easter Egg hunt in the churchyard.  Come and see how many eggs you can find!

    And for more details about what is happening over Holy Week and Easter, including a dawn service on Castle Hill on Easter Sunday go to our special services page.   

    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.