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 Vicar -
    Our Priest in Charge is the Reverend Clive Sedgewick. 

    If you wish to get in touch with Clive please go to our contact page 

    To read Clive's monthly message to the parish go to our monthly message page  and for one of his recent sermons go to Sunday sermons.

    To read his most recent report to the Parochial Church Council click here.


    On Sunday 25th September we will be holding our Harvest Thanksgiving services at St Mary Magdelene, East Keswick at 9.15 and at All Hallows, Bardsey, at 10.45.  If you are able please bring with you some gifts of food which we can pass on to the Leeds charities we support.  We will also be serving a harvest lunch of home made soup and fruit pie after the 10.45 service to which everyone is invited.   We do hope you can come and join us.  

    Lower churchyard at All Hallows
    Regular visitors to our web site will know that we are currently working hard in 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.  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.