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
We recently heard the news that Clive will be leaving the parish at the end of January next year to take up a new post as Team Rector of the Axe Valley Mission Community in Devon in the Diocese of Exeter. Clive has now been working with us for three very happy years. We will all be very sad to see him go - we wish him well and give him and Andrea our very best wishes for the future.
To read more about this move and Clive's most recent report to the Parochial Church Council click here.
As from the beginning of February we will be in a vacancy and will need to find replacement Vicars to cover our services. We hope that everything will continue as normal, however there may well be times when we have to make changes to services and service times and these changes may be at short notice. All changes will be shown on the Calendar.
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.