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.

    This coming Sunday 5th November we will be holding our church anniversary at All Hallows - service starts at 10.30 and everyone is welcome.  Afterwards we will be serving a Parish Lunch in Bardsey Village Hall - you are invited to join us.

    And it won't be long before we are Counting Down to Christmas.  Check out our Special services and Events page   to see what we have planned including another of our very popular Chiildrens Craft afternoons on 10th December followed by our annual Christingle service.  We hope to see you!

    Our Vacancy...
    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 our Special services and Events page 

    We are currently advertising for a new Priest in Charge. To support our advertising we have created a Parish Brochure which can be viewed by clicking here.

    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.